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Angling clubs across the country are being encouraged to nominate venues for the 2017 Canal Pairs Championship.
"This Championship provides a golden opportunity for anglers to compete not only on their local water but also against some of the best anglers around."
Following the success of the 2016 event and with the promise of a star studded final line up on the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal on October 29th, the Trust in partnership with Angling Trust is now asking angling clubs to put forward suggestions for the 2017 event.
The championship will consist of the following qualifying heats:
There are certain criteria which must be met before a venue can host a qualifying event:
Qualifiers may be held on either a Saturday or Sunday between Saturday July 1 and Sunday October 8 2017 with the final being held on Saturday 21 or 28 October 2017.
John Ellis, national fisheries and angling manager for the Canal & River Trust, said: "This year’s competition has generated plenty of interest amongst match anglers with attendances up on 2015. We would encourage clubs wishing to host a qualifier to get their applications in and welcome neighbouring clubs working together to put in a joint bid."
David Kent, National Chair of Competitions at the Angling Trust, said; “Success breeds success and the growing interest in this competition suggests that is right. There are very few top quality national canal-only and, indeed, pairs events anywhere in the angling calendar so this Championship provides a golden opportunity for anglers to compete not only on their local water but also against some of the best anglers around."
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 2 November 2016. Clubs must use the application form and return by email to email@example.com. Successful applicants will be notified around the middle of November.
Local people sought to help care for the Grantham Canal
20 March 2018
Canal & River Trust brand
19 March 2018
Bookings now open for 2018 Canal Pairs Championship
Breach of the Middlewich Branch, Shropshire Union Canal
16 March 2018