facebooktwitterinstagramyoutube

Buy your magazine locally:
Find a stockist HERE
%PM, %30 %783 %2015 %17:%Nov

New Veterans Championship Announced

Marukyu sponsor new national event.
Pole Fishing and sister title Match Fishing are to run a Veterans Championship in 2016.

The event – which has attracted sponsorship from bait giant Marukyu – will see four 90-peg qualifiers take place, one in the North East, one in the North West, one in the Midlands and one in the South.

Twenty anglers from each will qualify for a grand final, to be held at the picturesque Packington Somers Fishery in September next year.

Entry is open to anyone aged over 60 on the day of the final - August 12th, 2016.

Event organiser, Tom Scholey commented: "It is clear to see the veterans’ match fishing scene up and down the country is booming. With so many venues now holding veteran only matches, we felt a national veterans competiition would be a welcome addition to the calendar.

The most difficult problem we faced when working out the structure for this event was the age  at which we consider someone becomes a Veteran! In the end we settled on 60, which is also the age the Angling Trust sets as the cut off for its Veterans National.

After discussing the idea with Marukyu, they agreed a generous sponsorship package - which will see every angler that makes it to the final walk away with a hamper of bait worth £30, and the winner take home a new pole!

There will also of course, be generous cash prizes for those who do well in the final and optional superpools on the qualifiers, meaning there is loads of money to win as well as some excellent bait prizes!

We are all really excited about the future of this event."


Tickets are on sale now, and already selling out fast.


To book your ticket now, click here:


Qualifying rounds


1) Partridge Lakes

Date: 29th April

Draw Time 9:00 am

Fishing: 12-5pm

Cost Of Ticket: £30

Limited to: 90 tickets.

Venue: Partridge Lakes Fishery, Glaziers Lane, Culcheth, Warrington WA3 4AQ


2) Aston Park Fishery

Date: 27th May

Draw Time: 9:00am

Fishing: 12-5pm

Cost Of Ticket: £30

Limited to: 90 tickets.

Venue: Aston Park Fishery, Mansfield Road, Aston, Sheffield, S26 5SP


3) Tunnel Barn Farm

Date: 24th June

Draw Time 9:00 am

Fishing: 12-5pm

Cost Of Ticket: £30

Limited to: 90 tickets

Venue: Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley Common, Warwick CV35 7AN


4) Gold Valley Lakes

Date: 22nd July

Draw Time 9:00 am

Fishing: 12-5pm

Cost Of Ticket: £30

Limited to: 90 tickets.

Venue: Gold Valley Lakes, Government Rd, Aldershot GU11 2PT

Click the banner below to check out all of our brilliant subscriptions!  

PF 770 x 210 subs ban

Other titlesmf magfeedermatch livepf plusthink fishing