The long running and highly successful UK
Angling Championship has a new sponsor. Cresta Match / Gamakatsu have
recently been announced as the new sponsors in a deal which secures the
future and TV coverage of one of the UK’s most credible and highest profile
The UK Champs has been running since 1984 and
has been won by some of the biggest names in history. Dick Clegg, Alan
Scotthorne, Tommy Pickering and in more recent years the likes of Jon
Arthur, and angling young gun Andy Power who is the current champion.
Match and Gamakatsu are extremely pleased to announce they will be
co-sponsors of the UK Angling Championships, the longest running and most
prestigious individual angling competition in the U.K.
Stewart Lister who distributes Cresta Match and Gamakatsu in
the U.K. said “ We have been looking to sponsor a major U.K. competition
for some time and I am delighted we have secured what is the longest running
and most prestigious individual competition in match angling.” The UK
Champs kicks off at Barston on the 3rd May with a qualifier
before the main event starts on May 31st at Lindholme. The tour
then heads to two new venues for the 2017 season, Decoy and Weston, before
the final round back at Barston on the 30th August.
The top 3 from Round 3 with match winner
Lee Payling showing off the winners cheque. Second was Nick Speed and
third Matt Parkin. Pemb Writing leads the series going into the final
round at Barston on 30th August.
The main rounds are covered by BT sports and the programs
will be aired across the BT sport network throughout the summer with back up
coverage on YouTube.
tournament is the longest running and most historic match series in the country
having kicked off in 1984. Previous winners are the likes of Stan Piecha, Dick
Clegg, Alan Scothorne and Tommy Pickering plus modern day hotshots Grant Albutt,
Andy Power and of course last years winner Jon Arthur.
However, it’s not just the big names that end up at the top of the pile. Over
the years a succession of “unknowns” have made history by lifting the title
making it a truly magnificent series for both amateur and professional alike.
(inc qualifier) -
Fish 1pm - 6pm
May - BARSTON
Barston Lakes website
entrants, and those who did not finish in the top 40 from last year.
(only open to those who finished in the top 40 in
2016 or who qualify from 3rd May. Please send £250 to UK Champs
a/c, details have been text to those qualified.
R1 LINDHOLME LAKES
Lindholme Lakes Website
Weston Pools Website
Barston Lakes Website
is limited to 80 anglers. The qualifying round will also be limited
to 80 anglers, the top 40
anglers from the qualifier will gain entry to the championship. The 40
places may be reduced to allow past winners who haven't qualified a place. To compete in the qualifying round you
must be committed to enter the championship proper and be able to attend all
4 rounds. Any past winners will be exempt from
Current champion Andy Power