Angling clubs across the country are being encouraged to nominate venues for the 2018 Canal Pairs Championship.
Following the success of the 2016 event and with the promise of a star-studded final line up on the Erewash Canal on Saturday 21 October 2017, in partnership with Angling Trust, we are now asking angling clubs to suggest canal venues for the 2018 event.
The championship will consist of 16qualifying heats:
In order to host a qualifying event a venue must meet the following criteria:
Qualifiers may be held on either a Saturday or Sunday between 23 June and Sunday 7 October 2018 with the final being held on Saturday 20 or 27 October 2018.
John Ellis, our national fisheries and angling manager said; "Since the first Canal Pairs Championships in 2014 this event has just gone from strength to strength and the final in October should be a great day.
"As a charity we see these championships as a chance for people to rediscover the fantastic angling that can be enjoyed on their local canal. We would encourage clubs wanting to be a part of next year’s event to get their applications in and help us to show just how good their stretch of canal is."
David Kent, National Chair of Competitions at the Angling Trust, said; "This competition is clear evidence of the increasing collaborations between the Canal & River Trust and Angling Trust particularly with competitions. It has become the top canal event on the angling calendar not least because it gives every angler the chance to have a go on their local canal to qualify for the Grand Final.
"The Erewash has a pretty good record when hosting National Championships and I feel sure the Pairs finalists will not be disappointed when they compete for the big money in October"
The closing date for applications is Friday 13 October 2017. Clubs must complete the application form Canal pairs application 2018 and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful applicants will be notified shortly after the closing date and the qualifying and final venue will be announced at the final of the 2017 canal pairs championship.