Events & Sponsorship

Events & Sponsorship

The Reuben Heaton brand is recognised by many regional, national and international governing bodies of angling worldwide as a manufacturer of high quality weighing products. This recognition comes as a result of over 150 years of manufacturing experience and more than 80 years of scales manufacture.

Reuben Heaton scales are used in many top class angling events around the globe from the smallest local and regional club competitions to the largest national and international events which attract sport fishermen from around the world with their rich prize funds and international recognition.

As a consequence of this, Reuben Heaton scales are found working in the most demanding of environments. The added pressure of scrutiny from global media means that Reuben Heaton scales are called on to perform efficiently and effectively in all theatres of operation not only for competition but also for world angling records where yet again Reuben Heaton has gained a reputation for success.

World Predator Classic

19th - 25th June 2017

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The World Predator Classic (WPC), billed as the Formula 1 of angling, is a weeklong event incorporating three predator fishing competitions in one. The main attraction is the pairs based boat event fished from high powered boats similar to those used in US pro bass tournaments which are required to cover the huge Haringvliet venue in Holland.

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Running simultaneously with the WPC boat event are the individual kayak and a street fishing categories which give the WPC a unique profile and appeal with huge participation and focus during the running of the event. Incorporating both individual, pairs and team categories, the WPC is a strictly catch and return event with results based on the accumulative length of fish caught over the duration of the event across three species pike, zander and perch.

Run annually by Angling Spirit, the WPC uses cutting edge technology to stream live action directly from the boats during the event with a professional media team providing commentary similar to that of Formula 1 races. Huge ancient cannons are fired to signal the start of the event each day and both opening ceremonies and flag parades give the WPC a unique appeal.

Such is the profile of the WPC that qualifying events for the WPC are now starting to appear in several countries. The inaugural UK WPC qualifier was run in 2016 at Grafham reservoir. For more information, visit the event web site at www.worldpredatorclassic.com

Carping4Heros

23rd - 25th June 2017

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Reuben Heaton are proud to sponsor this very important event. Carping4Heroes is a charity carp angling event that has been described as the ‘Glastonbury of Carp Fishing’, its purpose is raising funds for militarycharities that include Help for Heroes and Combat Stress and since 2011 Reuben Heaton have supported the event that has raised over £50,000.

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An annual event, Carping4Heroes is carried out over a weekend and features an evening of music and entertainment, a huge raffle and auction, and a carp angling match with teams representing the Armed Forces, civilians and veterans competing for the honour of Carping4Heroes champions all in the presence of some of carp anglings biggest names.

Details of the event can be found at www.carping4heroes.co.uk

Carp In The Park

8th - 9th July 2017

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Now in its third year, Carp in The Park is fast approaching and everything points to a bigger, better event than ever before.
A new type of carp show, Carp in The Park combines tackle, talks and demos with a music festival feel - big screen slide shows and a live band. There are more than 50 top carp brands exhibiting – many of them will be on sale at great pieces – and a host of the biggest names in carp fishing will be there.

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The event takes place at Northampton’s Billing Aquadrome in the heart of the Midlands. It’s a fully equipped holiday park with camping and amusements on site and it even has a real carp fishing heritage – at one time it had produced the second largest carp in the UK record books. Add in the on-site bars, shops and catering outlets, spice them up with a slide show line-up that includes Alan Blair, Adam Penning, Laney and Team England Carp boss Rob Hughes and you have the recipe for an event you just daren’t miss. You can visit for a single day, both days, or even stay overnight and enjoy the social, with many of the big names from the carp fishing scene sure to be milling around the bar and soaking up the evening’s entertainment. What’s more, there’s enough to keep the missus and kids occupied on site, so why not make it a family trip? Price: Day tickets: On the day price £12 per person, weekend tickets £19. Accompanied U16s are free. For tickets visit www.carpinthepark.com And if you decide you want to stay over too, call 01524 781453 to book your bivvy or tent pitch. Quote CITP17 for the best deal. Website - http://www.carpinthepark.co.uk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Carpinthepark/ Instagram – carpinthepark

Angling Trades Association

21st July - 3rd September 2017

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You may or may not know much about fishing and why it is one of the most popular sports and hobbies in the UK.  You may have wondered what all the fuss is about and why, every July and August, there is so much talk about fishing.

Recreational fishing, or angling, is very accessible, and it welcomes new recruits with open arms. Here are a few facts that could help you make the decision for you, your family or your friends to have go:

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  • National Fishing Month (NFM), now in its Silver Jubilee year, has helped introduce nearly 300,000 people into the incredible sport of angling over the last 25 years.
  • The initiative has been enhanced with financial contributions from the Environment Agency (EA) for the last 9 years.  In support of the participation programmes to get more people fishing, the EA invests a percentage of the money raised from rod licences back into these programmes, of which NFM is one.
  • The Angling Trust (which is the governing body for anglers in England) supports NFM through its team of Regional Officers and its fishery, club and coaching membership who are all encouraged to take part and support their local events.
  • The Canal and Rivers Trust supports NFM by organising over 60 events on its waterways. It promotes these events through its extensive database of walkers, cyclists, canoeists and wildlife fans to encourage them to try fishing. As a registered charity, the Trust features within the top 30 list of charities in the UK for income, spending and investments.
  • It doesn’t matter what age you start fishing. Children can take part on equal terms with their grandparents. You can fish alone, with friends and family or in an organised group for an hour or two or for a whole day – you have the freedom to choose.
  • The PR campaign for NFM encompasses national and regional press and online activity, and last year this engaged with nearly 20 million people to get the message out there – angling is fun and all the family can take part
  • Recent research clearly shows that fishing can be good for you, providing outdoor exercise activity and mental wellness. More information on the health benefits of angling can be found at www.substance.net/publications/.
  • All children aged between 12 and 16 can now enjoy a free rod licence to fish in still waters, rivers and streams. Parents can register their children for a FREE licence at www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence
  • The Professional Anglers Association and Angling Cymru are organisations which support angling coaches across the UK. They promote NFM by organising and participating in large numbers of local events across England and Wales.
  • The Angling Trades Association created NFM all those years ago and also contributes financially to the running of the participation initiative. Over the last 25 years, members of the trade have donated hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of tackle to organisers and coaches to help run the events and supplied huge numbers of ‘goodies’ and prizes to be given away to the people taking part.  This year’s headline sponsors include manufacturers Daiwa, Pure Fishing and Leeda, with retailers Fishing Republic, Fosters of Birmingham and Angling Direct providing donations and logistical support.

 

Why not enjoy yourself this summer, get outdoors and get healthy? Take part in a National Fishing Month registered event and follow thousands of young people, parents, grandparents and friends who enjoy quality family time together at the waterside over the holiday period. Book your place at an event near you by visiting www.nationalfishingmonth.com.

National Fishing Month 2017 runs between 21st July and 3rd September

Oxwich Bay Kayak

22nd July 2017

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South Wales Kayak Anglers(SWKA) proudly present the Oxwich kayak fishing competition – home of the European Kayak Fishing championship.

As Europe’s leading kayak fishing competition Oxwich has become renowned not only for its impressive prize table (£8,000+ for 2017), but also as a gathering of kayak anglers of all ages and abilities. With Junior, Amateur and professional competitions Oxwich 2017 caters for all, reflecting the SWKA ethos of ‘promoting safe and responsible kayak fishing’.

Why not come and join us!

British Carp Angling Championships

1st - 3rd September 2017

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The British Carp Angling Championships (BCAC) started in 1998 is the longest running and most prestigious carp pairs match competition in the Country. Each year 192 pairs do battle at venues across the country to fight for the title of British Champions and receive the coveted BCAC trophy and exclusive silver dialled Reuben Heaton scales. Only two of these unique scales are produced by Reuben Heaton each year for the winners of the BCAC final.

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The open BCAC competition allows anyone to challenge the best carp and most famous carp anglers in the country and win. Throughout its 19 year history, there have been several first time entrants that have gone on to beat the cream of British carp match anglers and lift the trophy.

As well as the coveted BCAC trophy and personalised Reuben Heaton scales, winners of the BCAC also receive a substantial cheque and an automatic place in the Carp Team England squad. Event organiser David Barlow “Our association with Reuben Heaton is a cornerstone for our collection of industry partners and one that is set to continue well into the future”. For more information visit www.britishcarpchamps.co.uk

World Carp Classic

9th - 15th September 2017

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The World Carp Classic (WCC) established in 1998 and run annually, is the biggest and most prestigious carp angling event in the World. With more than 43 nations represented to date, demand for places is high and qualifying events are necessary in many countries. This pairs event runs for 5 nights and 6 days non-stop with success based on the greatest accumulative weight of carp caught during the event. The WCC event is famous for its opening ceremonies and flag parades which engage the local community surrounding the host venue. Unique gold dialled Reuben Heaton scales that are presented to the winners.

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The WCC enjoys exceptional international exposure and has visited many of the most impressive European carp venues. The WCC is run to exacting international standards with strict codes of practice in relation to environmental and fish welfare practices. The WCC is a strictly catch and release event with best practice angling observed at all times and dedicated marshalling on site 24hrs a day.

The WCC is the only event to have secured waters solely for its use during competition. Past venues for the WCC include; Lac Madine France 7 times, Lac D’Orient France 2 times, Lac Amance France 3 times Lago Di Bolsena Italy 3 times. Event owners Angling Spirit are responsible for all marketing, organisation, promotion and site management of the WCC event. This includes the coordination of the International TV crews, Live TV shows, Social network and media centre. To find out more about the WCC event, go to www.worldcarpclassic.com

British Carp Cups

22nd - 24th September 2017

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The British Carp Cups (BCC) are a series of carp match fishing events run throughout the year at many leading carp fishing venues across the UK. Founded in 2012, the BCC originally comprised two events, the Midland and the Northern Cups. A Southern event was added in 2013 to make up the three regional competitions and this format ran until 2015 when owners Mick and Belinda Coxon introduced a further two new competitions, the Ladies British Carp Cup and the Mixed Carp Cup further strengthening the BCC series.

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BCC events are typically a mix of social gathering and serious competition open to anglers of all levels. Such is the popularity of the BCC series that regional BCC competitions now include qualifying and final events before a grand final later in the year and both regional and final events enjoy good media coverage.

Reuben Heaton has been involved with the BCC series since 2013 and winners of the BCC mixed, ladies and final events win specially designed Reuben Heaton scales as part of the prize table. For more information on the BCC go to www.britishcarpcups.co.uk