UPDATE: Only 5 places left in our new Loch Style Team Championship competition at Eyebrook Trout Fishery.
Closing date for entries is midnight on 10th June so not long left to book your ticket and be in with a chance of winning top cash prize of £4,000!
There is a guaranteed minimum pay out of £6,500 in total spread between the top 3 teams and product packs for 4th – 6th placed teams from competition sponsors Scientific Anglers. The 2 day competition will be broadcast on BT Sport and you can book your ticket via the link below
Unique format and structure, something totally new in Loch Style team fishing, a televised major fly fishing competition and a big cash pay out. Hopefully the start of something that will grow year on year!
The Angling Trust has teamed up with Scientific Anglers to introduce a new loch style fly fishing competition with an exciting new format and big prize fund.
The two-day competition will be for teams of six anglers and be held at Draycote Water and Eyebrook Fishery on the 30th June and 1st July 2018. Based on a sell out of 30 teams, the prize pot will reach a whopping £8,500 and Scientific Anglers will provide prizes from their range of products.
The competition will be open to both Angling Trust and non-Angling Trust member clubs or match groups from the UK and abroad.
The competition will be fished to international rules and scored on a full catch, measure and release basis. Each angler will fish both Draycote and Eyebrook over the course of the event and the combined team length in centimetres over the two days will determine the overall result and winning team.
Entry fees are all inclusive and cover fishing permits and boat hire for two days, the cost of entering for Angling Trust member clubs is just £450, equivalent to £75 per person while non member clubs entry fee is £500. Individual membership is not a requirement to compete. In addition to the discounted entry fee, Angling Trust member clubs will also receive priority access to tickets. Angling Trust Club/Match Group membership starts at £60 and clubs can find more information on the Angling Trust website.
Entry to the competition for Angling Trust member clubs opens on 5th February 2018 and non members can enter from 5th March 2018, with the closing date on Sunday 10th June 2018. Entries for the competition will be via the Trust’s online booking system.
Ben Thompson, Angling Trust’s Senior Competitions Manager, said: “We want to actively promote and encourage team fly fishing but we understand it can be expensive when travel, accommodation, practice and entry fees are factored in. We have structured this new competition in such a way that it minimises those costs for competitors because there are no heats or qualifiers and teams go straight into a big money match.
“The format of the competition will enable anglers to fish in the same boat as their team mates but the use of boat stewards will allow us to regulate the match and protect the integrity of the competition which will ensure a fair and even playing field for all competitors.”
The Loch Style Team Championship is the first phase of the Angling Trust’s plan to create more competitive opportunities for grassroots game anglers. The Trust is also piloting a new approach to entry to its competitions by offering priority access and discounted entry to members while opening events to non Angling Trust members in an effort to increase participation.
More details: www.anglingtrust.net/lochstyleteamchampionship
Bookings at www.anglingtrustevents.net