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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 competitions.

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.  Cresta 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.

The 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.

ALL ROUNDS (inc qualifier) -
11am DRAW, Fish 1pm - 6pm 
2017 Qualifying round
Barston Lakes website
for new entrants, and those who did not finish in the top 40 from last year.
2017 Series
(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.
Wed 31st May 2017
Lindholme Lakes Website
Wed 28th June 2017
Decoy Lakes Website
Wed 12th July 2017
Weston Pools Website
Wed 30th August 2017
Barston Lakes Website
The series 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 qualifying

Current champion Andy Power

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