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.

Click on each month for a list of events...

November 2018

European Sport Fishing Show, Bristol

3rd - 4th November 2018

The European Sport Fishing Show brings together the best of Lure Fishing, Sea Fishing and Fly Fishing all under one roof.
Top Brands, Top Retailers and Top celebrities together with seminars, Talks and Demo’s.

December 2018

TBC

January 2018

TBC

February 2018

Northern Carp Show

24th - 25th February 2018

Our intention is to make this the biggest show in Europe and the most innovative. We have a massive angling background and an even bigger one in event promotion so bring a wealth of fresh ideas making our events more
like a themed day out than the usual angling exhibitions. Whilst the largest brands showcase and demonstrate their products our angling celebrities will share their experiences and knowledge on and off our centre piece stages. Visitors can be become fully engaged in interactive activities and shows throughout the weekend.

Utilising the strength of our advertising partners we deliver the very best show promotion and coverage via various angling titles, websites and social media pages plus a wide range of other powerful media platforms and proven
marketing strategies.

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Northern Carp Show image (500x400)

March 2018

South Wales Kayak Anglers - Llangorse

17th March 2018

South Wales Kayak Anglers(SWKA) proudly present the European Kayak Fishing championships for 2018, both Saltwater and Freshwater.

As Europe’s leading kayak fishing competitions Oxwich and Llangorse have become renowned not only for their impressive competitors numbers and prize tables, but more so as a gathering of kayak anglers of all ages and abilities.

With Junior, Amateur and professional categories both events caters for all, reflecting the SWKA ethos of ‘promoting safe and responsible kayak fishing’.

Why not come and join us!

17th March 2018 - 6th annual Llangorse Predator Hunt

21st July 2018 - 8th annual Oxwich Bay

For more information go to the website on http://www.swka.org.uk

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Llangorse 2018 logo2

The Big One, Farnborough

24th - 25th March 2018

There is nothing better than a day out with your mates and thousands of other like minded anglers. The Big One 2018 will see us in our new home, with all the stars, exhibitors and new gear from all of the top brands on display. You can try out new Rods, Poles, Reels and all other accessories hands on. Giving you the opportunity to make the right choice and pick up all the gear that you want, with an army of exhibitor staff on hand to give you the right advice.

Add to this a huge number of retailers offering exceptional deals and you know that a day out at the Big One 2018 is a fantastic experience, making this the show to visit every year.

For more information see the website http://www.fishfacepromotions.co.uk/

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Big One 2017 Image (500x400)

April 2018

BYCAC

 1st Qualifier - St. Johns Pool

BYCAC 2018 – Event Details:
The BYCAC will return in 2018, with a new format, loads of prizes and a brand new, very impressive Trophy.
Will you be the ‘Lucky’ 13th winner of this prestigious event?
Each of the three qualifiers will be held over a 24 hour period, with the final taking place over 48 hours. There will be a maximum of 20 anglers per qualifier, with the top six anglers from each qualifier progressing through to the final.

For an application form and details of how to book your place - Please email Linear Fisheries at chris.blunt2005@btconnect.com
To reserve your place in the 2018 event, you will need to ensure you are able to fish overnight and have the appropriate fishing tackle required for 24-hour carp fishing. You must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times and be 17 or under on the 12th Aug 2018. Competition entry costs £50.

 

Qualifier Dates:
- April Sat 14th – Sun 15th St. Johns Pool
- July Sat 7th – Sun 8th Brasenose-Two
- Aug Wed 8th – Thurs 9th Oxlease Lake

 

Final:
- Aug Fri 10th – Sun 12th Oxlease Lake

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May 2018

World Carp Classic 2018 UK qualifier

10th - 13th May 2018

2018 marks a great milestone in the World Carp Classic history as we are about to celebrate our 20th anniversary so we are delighted to have secured the historic Horseshoe lake - home of the Carp Society - to host our UK qualifier.
Many things have evolved since 1998 and the first time we were involved with the Carp Society. Since then the World Carp Classic has established itself as world’s leading carp event while Horseshoe lake went on to become one of Britain’s finest carp fisheries.
This is sure to be an exciting event even more so as we will be able to use their brand new facilities to host the Opening and Prize Giving ceremonies.

The event has the full backing of the Carp Society, Reuben Heaton, Dynamite Baits, Lowrance , Pb products as well as Carp Spirit which will be using the occasion to launch its new range in the UK.
In addition to a fantastic prize table the winners will gain entry into the 20th anniversary celebration edition of the World Carp Classic at Lac de Madine the 17th to 22nd September 2018.

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WCC England Qualifier Horseshoe lake (500x400)

British Carp Cups - Ladies Singles

18th - 20th May 2018

The Ladies British Carp Cup Singles event was the first of its kind and proved to be worth the gamble. There are a lot of women who now have the confidence to enter such an event. Although when first introduced in 2015, it was very hard trying to get the ladies to get involved but it has now become so popular there is usually a waiting list to enter. 2018 winner Jane Henthorn got a self a well deserved win for all the effort she put in beforehand.

BCC Jane Henthorn 25lb 7oz

Swanage Classic Kayak

19th May 2018

AnglersAfloat are the organisers of The Swanage Classic Kayak Fishing Tournament which is now in its 9th year. Every year it sees competitors come from all over the UK and occasionally overseas to fish this Catch-Photo-Release Tournament on the safe waters of Swanage Bay.

Well known for its excellent Bream fishing, Swanage Bay has an abundance of varied species including the Ballian’s Wrasse and Undulate Ray, the competitors have caught up to 21 combined species during the event.

The Heaviest Bream Competition, sponsored by Reuben Heaton and Trokar Hooks, runs alongside the main event for all competitors, who want to take a Bream for the table. Only one fish can be submitted to be weighed in at the Reuben Heaton Weighing Station. First back with the heaviest Bream win’s. Competitors are able to return to fish the rest of the competition.

The winner of the Swanage Classic is the person to sign off the water first with the most number of species caught, this has seen competitors sprinting from the water’s edge to be first to register their catch.

All profits from the event are in aid of the Swanage RNLI.

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Swannage Classic 2017 (500x400)

June 2018

Esthwaite Kayak

2nd - 3rd June 2018

The 2018 Grand Slam kayak fishing match will once again be held at the stunning Esthwaite Water nestled deep in Cumbria. This year the match will be held over a two day event, the match will start 10am Saturday and finish 4pm Sunday (no night fishing) giving over 22 hours of fishing! A nice relaxed and friendly competition with lake side camping included.

The target species are Pike, Perch and Trout, using lures and worm with the combined length of one of each species to give a total length to each competitor, the longest combined length will take the win. There is also prizes for the Junior section and the biggest of each species too, for more information and regular updates join the Facebook page.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/EsthwaiteKayakGrandSlam

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Esthwaite 2017 winner (500x400)

London International Kayak

8th - 10th June 2018

Last year’s London International kayak fishing festival was more successful than I ever could have imagined. It turned out to be the biggest freshwater kayak fishing event anywhere in Europe. We hosted over 70 kayak fishermen representing 12 different countries, including kayak fishermen who flew in to be with us from China and America.

The event received a huge amount of publicity, including an hour long TV show dedicated to the competition. There were several magazine articles, and the event received wide exposure and coverage across social media platforms and websites/blogs. On top of that, we raised over £2000 for charities.

I am pleased to say that the London International Kayak Fishing festival is going to take place again this year, from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June at the prestigious Wraysbury lakes complex in London. This year’s event is going to be bigger and better.

For more information visit dizzybigfish.co.uk/londoninternational

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London International 2017 (500x400)

World Predator Classic

11th - 16th June 2018

The 4th edition of the World Predator Classic took place again on the Haringvliet with the town of Hellevoetsluis playing host to the street fishing event category as well as hosting various the competition in various locations including the marina right in the city center and the historic Droogdok.

A slight change in the format this year enabled sponsors, media, participants to enjoy a rest day after the second day of the competition which was welcome for some just to rest or make some much needed repairs but for most to mingle while displaying their products or skills.

The boat category this year was won by Shimano representatives Johannes Dietel and Dustin Schöne, Kayak category was won by Morrocain angler Salah el Barbouchi representing Spro and finally the Street Fishing event was won by German angler Fabian.

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WPC Winner 2017 (500x400)

EFTTEX, Amsterdam

28th - 30th June 2018

The European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) was initiated by EFTTA for the first time in 1982. This has developed over the years into the premier trade show for the industry. EFTTEX attracts some of the most well-known names in the industry and is also a place to meet new and emerging companies within the trade. The location of EFTTEX changes every year.

EFTTEX 2018 will once again be returning to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam for the 13th time in its history. The 37th edition of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition will be hosted at the RAI Exhibition centre, regarded as a popular venue because of its central location, excellent transport links and its proximity to many of Europe’s strongest angling markets. Based on past shows and feedback comments, exhibitors can expect a high visitor turn-out and a very successful show. The Dutch capital last played host to the showpiece in 2016 when it welcomed over 1.600 visitors and more than 200 exhibitors from around the world.

 

EFTTEX strives to be a truly international show and is proud of its 36 years serving the trade in a variety of Europe’s most visited cities. EFTTEX continues to attract exhibitors and visitors from the five continents and year on year welcomes new companies to the trade. EFTTEX 2018 will once again give you the chance to explore new markets and to generate new business all under one roof!

For more information visit www.efttex.co.uk

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Efttex 2018 image (500x400)

Runswick Bay Kayak Fishing Festival

30th June 2018

Runswick Bay is a small sea side village a few miles North of the Cod Mecca Whitby, the sheltered bay hosts the Runswick Bay Kayak Competition, the competition is a big fish competition mainly targeting Cod, Pollock and Ling all of which can be found into double figures within the boundary's for the competition.

The competition is relaxed and everyone is helpful especially to those not from the area with the aim to raise funds for the local Life Boat and for Heroes On The Water. The prize table is impressive and runs past tenth place with spot prizes and a raffle too. In previous years we have a number of companies have come down and set up stalls too, a great day out fishing and a fantastic beach for the family to spend the day.

For more information visit http://www.facebook.com/RunswickBaySummerkayakfishingfestival12

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Runswick Bay 2017 Winner (500x400)

July 2018

BYCAC

2nd Qualifier - Brasenose-Two

7th July 2018

BYCAC 2018 – Event Details:
The BYCAC will return in 2018, with a new format, loads of prizes and a brand new, very impressive Trophy.
Will you be the ‘Lucky’ 13th winner of this prestigious event?
Each of the three qualifiers will be held over a 24 hour period, with the final taking place over 48 hours. There will be a maximum of 20 anglers per qualifier, with the top six anglers from each qualifier progressing through to the final.

For an application form and details of how to book your place - Please email Linear Fisheries at chris.blunt2005@btconnect.com
To reserve your place in the 2018 event, you will need to ensure you are able to fish overnight and have the appropriate fishing tackle required for 24-hour carp fishing. You must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times and be 17 or under on the 12th Aug 2018. Competition entry costs £50.

 

Qualifier Dates:
- April Sat 14th – Sun 15th St. Johns Pool
- July Sat 7th – Sun 8th Brasenose-Two
- Aug Wed 8th – Thurs 9th Oxlease Lake

 

Final:
- Aug Fri 10th – Sun 12th Oxlease Lake

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BYCAC 2017 Winner 2 (500x400)

The Lake District Kayak Competition

7th - 8th July 2018

The Lake District Rover Competition is a brand new competition for 2018. Giving anglers more options and the freedom to move around targeting Pike, Perch and another species of their choice from the kayaks.

The plan is to run a relaxed competition over a weekend giving anglers the freedom to move between lakes as they please. The target species will be measured, photographed and returned alive and the total length of a pike, a perch and two other species will be added together, but unlike a grand slam the longest length will take the win no matter if its one fish or a combination of all five fish.

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Carping 4 Heroes

13th - 15th July 2018

Carping4Heroes is a charity carp angling event that has raised over £50,000 and has been described as the ‘Glastonbury of Carp Fishing’, its purpose is to raise funds for military charities that include Help for Heroes and Combat Stress and Reuben Heaton have supported the event since the start.

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 who all compete for the honour of Carping4Heroes champions all in the presence of some of carp anglings biggest names whilst supporting some amazing charities.

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

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Oxwich Bay Kayak

21st July 2018

South Wales Kayak Anglers(SWKA) proudly present the European Kayak Fishing championships for 2018, both Saltwater and Freshwater.

As Europe’s leading kayak fishing competitions Oxwich and Llangorse have become renowned not only for their impressive competitors numbers and prize tables, but more so as a gathering of kayak anglers of all ages and abilities. With Junior, Amateur and professional categories both events caters for all, reflecting the SWKA ethos of ‘promoting safe and responsible kayak fishing’.

Why not come and join us!

17th March 2018 - 6th annual Llangorse Predator Hunt
21st July 2018 - 8th annual Oxwich Bay

 

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Oxwich Bay 2017 (500x400)

British Carp Cups - Ladies Pair

27th - 29th July 2018

This is just the second year of this pairs competition. A very popular event that has a long waiting list for women to enter. It seems the ladies are just as competitive as the men.

Winners Theresa Biggs and Absent Joanne Barlow

August 2018

BYCAC

3rd Qualifier - Oxlease Lake

8th August 2018

BYCAC 2018 – Event Details:
The BYCAC will return in 2018, with a new format, loads of prizes and a brand new, very impressive Trophy.
Will you be the ‘Lucky’ 13th winner of this prestigious event?
Each of the three qualifiers will be held over a 24 hour period, with the final taking place over 48 hours. There will be a maximum of 20 anglers per qualifier, with the top six anglers from each qualifier progressing through to the final.

For an application form and details of how to book your place - Please email Linear Fisheries at chris.blunt2005@btconnect.com
To reserve your place in the 2018 event, you will need to ensure you are able to fish overnight and have the appropriate fishing tackle required for 24-hour carp fishing. You must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times and be 17 or under on the 12th Aug 2018. Competition entry costs £50.

 

Qualifier Dates:
- April Sat 14th – Sun 15th St. Johns Pool
- July Sat 7th – Sun 8th Brasenose-Two
- Aug Wed 8th – Thurs 9th Oxlease Lake

 

Final:
- Aug Fri 10th – Sun 12th Oxlease Lake

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BYCAC 2017 Winner 3 (500x400)

BYCAC

Finals

10th - 12th August 2018

BYCAC 2018 – Event Details:
The BYCAC will return in 2018, with a new format, loads of prizes and a brand new, very impressive Trophy.
Will you be the ‘Lucky’ 13th winner of this prestigious event?
Each of the three qualifiers will be held over a 24 hour period, with the final taking place over 48 hours. There will be a maximum of 20 anglers per qualifier, with the top six anglers from each qualifier progressing through to the final.

For an application form and details of how to book your place - Please email Linear Fisheries at chris.blunt2005@btconnect.com
To reserve your place in the 2018 event, you will need to ensure you are able to fish overnight and have the appropriate fishing tackle required for 24-hour carp fishing. You must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times and be 17 or under on the 12th Aug 2018. Competition entry costs £50.

 

Qualifier Dates:
- April Sat 14th – Sun 15th St. Johns Pool
- July Sat 7th – Sun 8th Brasenose-Two
- Aug Wed 8th – Thurs 9th Oxlease Lake

 

Final:
- Aug Fri 10th – Sun 12th Oxlease Lake

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BYCAC 2017 Winner (500x400)

Junior Carp Championships

20th - 25th August 2018

The junior Carp championships was only founded in June of 2017 due to the demise of the bycac, and its inaugural championships was held over 3 days 24-27/8/17 at Windsor View lakes in Datchet near Windsor. 40 junior Carp anglers under 18 years of age battled it out in two qualifiers and a 24 hour final.
The response from companies within the industry was immense and I managed to secure prizes and donations from twenty two companies.

This years event will be even better with a longer format. Their will be 3 x 20 hour qualifiers and a 48 hour final.
Carp team England scouted the event and three of the participating juniors went on to represent England in the junior world Carp classic.
2018 will also see the 1st ever pairs competition for juniors under 21 year of age, it will take place at willows lakes, St Albans on 26-28/10/18 at time of writing has sold 15 out of the maximum 20.

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Junior Carp 2017 winner (500x400)

September 2018

World Carp Classic 2018 - Lac de Madine

17th - 23rd September 2018

To mark this important milestone in the history of the event, as we will be celebrating our 20th anniversary, Opening Week end will boat with many great activities to enable anglers on-site and followers alike to see and hear some of the amazing things that have contributed to making the World Carp Classic the event that it is today.
As you can imagine with 20 years to draw from, there are plenty of stories we want to share and re-live from hilarious moments to others who have even become legendary in the world of carp fishing.

There will be the fishing too. The 2017 event set new benchmarks establishing a World Record for the greatest number of 50LBS+ carp caught in a competition. So we are as excited as you are to see what will happen in 2018. Will it be also the year when the still standing event record of 28.9kg set out by Axel Wacker in 2009 be finally broken?

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WCC Lac de Madine  image (500x400)

British Carp Cup - Mixed Pairs

28th - 30th September 2018

The Mixed Carp Cup is our end of season social event. We have husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, fathers and daughters. This is very popular as although it is a proper match we have a break on the Saturday afternoon for a social gathering with BBQ and drinks. The event usually sells out as soon as it is live.

BCC Winners Kay and Nathan

Loch Ken Kayak

29th September 2018

The Loch Ken Kayak Competition is at present the only kayak competition in Scotland which attracts anglers from all over the UK. Loch Ken itself is a nine mile long Loch in the South West of Scotland, with an abundance of shallow weedy bays with large Lilly pads covering most of the bays.

The competition is based midway down the Loch from the Loch Ken Holiday Park which offers a variety of options to stay over from camping, caravans to glamping pods, something to suit most peoples budgets.
The Loch offers some fantastic sport with large numbers of hard fighting Pike which run well over 20lb, a good head of perch pushing to well over 4lb and other species are in large numbers too especially the bream shoals which are huge. Enough sport to keep everyone busy during the competition. Fishing is with Lures and bait both of which work really well. The competition is the longest combined length of the three biggest fish.

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Loch Ken Kayak 2017 Winner (500x400)

October 2018

British Carp Cups

5th - 7th October 2018

2018 has seen us launch our newly revamped British Carp Cup event. With 10 qualifiers taking place throughout the UK. The top three pairs from each qualifier go through to the final at Barston October 5th – 7th, where they will be competing for a total prize fund of £23,000. Made up of £15,000 for the winners plus the unique personalised Reuben Heaton Scales. £5,000 for runners up, £2,000 for third place and £1,000 for fourth. The final will be exciting as it will be decided by the five biggest fish instead of total weight, making our competition different from the other UK events.

The 10 qualifying dates are -

 

 

23rd - 25th March Orchard Place

6th - 8th April Windsor View - Cancelled

13th - 15th April Poolbridge Q Lake

27th - 29th April Newbridge Lakes

4th - 6th May Kingsbury Pine Pool

11th - 13th May Willow Lakes

8th - 10th June Old Mill Oak

22nd - 24th June Thorney Weir

6th - 8th July Branston

3rd - 5th August Clearwater Keer Lake

 

In addition to this we have our increasingly popular Ladies Singles, Pairs and Mixed Carp Cups.

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BCC Event Winners 2017 (500x400)

Forces Carp Classic

October 2018

The Forces Carp Classic (FCC) is an annual pairs & team event, which is held in France each year. It draws from Serving & Ex-serving members of all three Armed Services and all Emergency Services. The event is regularly booked up in advance and anglers wishing to enter need to check the website out at www.forcescarpclassic.co.uk for Entry details.

One regular Bev Clifford said of the event “it’s the best event she’s ever attended & the attention to detail by Russ & Tim is “outstanding”. I cannot believe they run the event themselves” high praise indeed. The event also raises money for two Charities and donate money each year to both GOSH & BLESMA.
For more details email Russ at forcescarpclassic@hotmail.co.uk

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Forces 2017 Winners (550x400)

Junior Carp Championships Pairs

26th - 28th October

The junior Carp championships was only founded in June of 2017 due to the demise of the bycac, and its inaugural championships was held over 3 days 24-27/8/17 at Windsor View lakes in Datchet near Windsor. 40 junior Carp anglers under 18 years of age battled it out in two qualifiers and a 24 hour final.
The response from companies within the industry was immense and I managed to secure prizes and donations from twenty two companies.

This years event will be even better with a longer format. Their will be 3 x 20 hour qualifiers and a 48 hour final.
Carp team England scouted the event and three of the participating juniors went on to represent England in the junior world Carp classic.
2018 will also see the 1st ever pairs competition for juniors under 21 year of age, it will take place at willows lakes, St Albans on 26-28/10/18 at time of writing has sold 15 out of the maximum 20.

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Junior Carp Champs 2017