Anger has erupted after it was revealed that local teams at the World Carp Angling Championships enjoyed a huge advantage. The fish in Lac Corbu in Romania had been fed on a single bait for months before the event. Ian Huntington, Korda England Carp team manager, said: “This information was only available to a few countries. There was no way any other team could win, using a different bait.” Romania won two out of the three sections and the individual gold medal. Bulgaria finished second and Serbia third. Huntingdon added: “We only discovered after the match that the fish were fed daily throughout the summer. The outcome was never in any doubt from the host nation’s point of view. The carp had been fed with one single type of soluble bait since they were stocked. Consequently, countries that had practised at the venue were able to get local bait.” He added: “This is not strictly against the rules, and the Romanians freely admitted to doing it. But we feel that there is a moral issue, and question whether this practice is in the spirit of fair play.” Dick Clegg, international events manager for the Angling Trust is due to attend a meeting of the world organising body next month. “I will certainly require an explanation about a number of problems arising from this Championship,” he said. Full story here.