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Alongside the Angling Trust, we have announced details of this years’ popular Stillwater Championships.
The event will see five qualifying rounds taking place on some of the Canal & River Trust’s top Stillwater fisheries. Each 50 peg qualifier will see the top two anglers in each section go through to a 50 peg final held at Boddington Reservoir on Sunday 6 August 2017.
Dates and venues for the 2017 Championships are:
The prize pot for the final could be over £5,700 (* dependent on sell out of all qualifiers subject to entries and sponsorship) with the winner also being crowned Stillwater Champion 2017.
John Ellis, our national fisheries & angling manager: "This competition is always really popular and attracts some of the nation’s best stillwater anglers to our waters. Last year we had over 200 people take part and it was great to see so many youngster getting involved with the sport."
David Kent, chair of competitions for the Angling Trust said; "In many ways the Stillwater Championship is a unique event in that it caters, in the main, for what is quite a specialised branch of match fishing. For that reason, it has become a very important item in the national match fishing calendar."
Entry fee per qualifier is £25.00 and everyone taking part must have individual membership of the Angling Trust.
Entry applications are open from the 13 March 2017. If anyone would like to enter please log onto the Angling Trust website to download a form at www.anglingtrust.net or alternatively ring the comps office to book on 0115 822 4660.
To find out more about the Stillwater Championships go to www.anglingtrust.net
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