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...

October 2019

Loch Ken Kayak Grand Slam

5th October 2019

Loch Ken Kayak Grand Slam is a one day event held in the South West of Scotland and is to date the only fresh water kayak competition in Scotland and boasts an impressive turn out from people from all over the country. Targeting the resident Loch Ken Pike, Perch and huge Bream shoals in the loch using both lures and worms. The fish are all measured, photographed and returned alive. With fish pike going over 20lb in the past you never know what's going to come out on the day.

Loch Ken 2018 Winner

Forces Carp Classic

October 2019

The Forces Carp Classic (FCC) is happening once again in October and with the huge interest it has gained from the BT Sports program & the film on YouTube, it is again fully booked out.

In fact when we spoke to one of the organisers’ Tim Gray, he said “the interest has been huge and the success the BT Show had was enormous, we have actually got 30 x pairs booked in already for 2020” “so if you’re interested, are you either Military or Ex and Emergency Services or Ex, then get in touch soonest”.

“The added bonus for us is the Charity element where we raise money for GOSH & BLESMA.  In fact, we raised just over £12,000 at the event in October, which takes us over the £50,000 mark now.! Amazing stuff really, from just a bunch of carp anglers, well done to all”.

The event grew from humble beginnings and is now the 4th Biggest Carp Event in the world, which is a great testament to both Tim & Russ the two Organisers, who started with just 7 anglers back in 2001 and now take 100 out to France each year.

We, here at Reuben Heaton proudly supported them last year, with special Anniversary scales to celebrate their 10th birthday.  We will continue to support this great event, showing our support to what is a fantastic event for our Force’s and a great Charity event too.

Good luck guys from all at RH Ltd.

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13 FCC Champions 2018

Junior Carp Championships Pairs

25th - 27th October

The junior Carp championships was only founded in June of 2017 due to the demise of the bycac, and its inaugural championships is held over 6 days 19-25/8/17 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.
2019 will also see pairs competition for juniors under 21 year of age again, it will take place at willows lakes, St Albans on 25-27/10/19.

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Juniorcarpcamppairswinner2018

November 2019

European Fishing Show

2nd - 3rd November 2019

efs show

Show dates for 2019 are 2nd & 3rd November. Same amazing venue the UWE Conference centre Filton Bristol. It's going to be even bigger next year with new exhibitors already signed up ready to announce very shortly as well as existing exhibitors already confirming there stand space for 2019. Floor plan will be available to see early in the new year. A massive thank you to everyone who supported the show this year and we at the European sport fishing show look forward to seeing you next year.

efs show 2018

Forces Charity Carp Off Event

22nd - 24th November 2019

Forces Carp Off Nov 2019 logo

Forces Carp Off 2019 will see three teams from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, the Army and the Royal Air Force compete against each other in a 48hr match on Brasenose 2 on 22-24 Nov 19. The aim of the event is to raise money for Combat Stress, "the UK's leading charity for veterans mental health" and Forces Carp which is a "carp angling project used as a platform to aid the recovery of veterans". The aim of the match is to raise as much money as possible through the anglers raising sponsorship and a raffle which will be held at the event.

December 2019

TBC

January 2019

TBC

February 2019

Northern Carp Show

23rd - 24th February 2019

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 angling show 2nd 2019

March 2019

Zandermania

2nd March 2019

Since the first event Zandermania has grown in size and reputation. The annual event takes place on the fantastic Gloucester and Sharpness Shipping Canal in Gloucestershire. The canal is a little over 16 miles in length with an average depth of 12 foot the quality of the Zander fishing is on a par with anything else available in the country. Over the years we have had several large Zander caught during competitions up to 14.5lb.

Zandermania 2018 left the usual stretch and moved towards the mid sections of the canal, this allowed us to give the competitors far more water to go at and we were able to introduce new elements to the competition. We found this move to be a great success and although the hot weather conditions limited the number of fish caught overall we still saw some stunning fish come out over the course of the day. The 2018 turnout was a good one with 45 teams of two competing for the title. 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of Zandermania and to make this year even more special we launched the first ever Junior Zandermania alongside the main event, with our youngest competitor only 4 years old!
Our events would not be as successful as they have become without the generosity and support of our sponsors. Reuben Heaton have been our longest standing headline sponsor and we are extremely grateful for the continued support Andrew Race has shown over the years. Andy not only sponsors the events with some awesome prizes including RH scales and merchandise as well as hooks from Eagle Claw TroKar but he goes above and beyond every year to help with the set up and organisation.
We intend to continue to grow our brand with Zandermania 2019 fast approaching as well as the launch of Perchmania coming this March!
https://zandermania.com/
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Zandermania 2018 winners

Catfish Conservation Group

9nd March 2019

AGM Flyer 2019

South Wales Kayak Anglers - Llangorse

23rd March 2019

2019 marks a special milestone for SWKA, the 10th annual Oxwich Kayak fishing Championship, being held on the 20th July 2019. As Europe’s leading kayak fishing competition Oxwich has become renowned not only for its impressive prize table, but also as a gathering of kayak anglers of all ages and abilities. With Junior, Amateur and professional competitions Oxwich 2019 really does cater for all. In parallel to Owxich, our saltwater competition, SWKA are holding the 7th annual Predator Hunt our Freshwater competition. Taking place at Llangorse Lake on the 23rd March 2019 this years competition just gets bigger and better.

Why not come and join us!

23rd March 2019 - 7th annual Llangorse Predator Hunt
20th July 2019 - 10th annual Oxwich Bay

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Llangorse 2019 poster

The Big One, Farnborough

23rd - 24th March 2019

The world’s biggest and best tackle manufacturers have signed up for The Big One Show in Farnborough – and they’re all bringing their new gear for 2019. This year’s event boasts the biggest shopping experience of any UK show – with over 200 stands for you to explore and prices well below RRPs thanks to exclusive show-only deals you won’t find in any tackle shop or online. The Big One Show has got even bigger this year and we’ve had to add 3,000sqm of building to last year’s huge hall just to fit it all in! New for 2019 is the Angling Times and Carpfeed Demonstration Arena, where we’re bringing your favourite fishing stars to our new indoor lake and Main Stage area!

Online Tickets from only £12–at www.thebigoneshow.co.uk or £14 on the day. Advance Ticket holders can enter the event at 9am on both days. Tickets on the door are sold from 9:30am. The event Closes at 5pm Saturday, 4:30pm Sunday Concessionary ticket prices apply to over 65’s, ages 12-15 and blue badge holders.

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Big One 2017 Image (500x400)

Perchmania

30th - 31st March 2019

Grafham Water confirmed to host the first ever Perchmania event! With its water holding specimen perch to record size, good hire fleet of boats and the infrastructure to host an event like this Grafham was the best choice for us. We secured the 30th and 31st March 2019 so the Perch will be actively on the feed and will give competitors the best shot possible at those specimen Perch!

Teams of two will compete over two days to catch their six longest Perch, the team with the longest combined six will be crowned Perchmania Champions. The other main prize will be presented to the individual Angler that catches the longest Perch overall.
The top three teams will be presented with stunning Perchmania trophies presented by headline sponsor Eagle Claw Trokar, as well as some awesome prizes from Reuben Heaton, our longest standing supporter who always go above and beyond with not only prizes but set up and help throughout the events themselves.

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Perchmania flyer

April 2019

British Carp Cup - Ladies Singles

5th - 7th April 2019

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

The Big One, Stoneleigh

13th - 14th April 2019

Get ready for a FISHING TACKLE EXTRAVAGANZA at The Big One Fishing Show.
Don’t miss out on the amazing shopping deals with all the top brands and retailers all under one roof and unmissable fishing stars ready to share their success. It’s the UK’s biggest ever Fishing show! We’ll bring you tackle, expert advice and more bargains than ever before – don’t miss The Big One Fishing Show, April 13th and 14th, at Stoneleigh Park in the Midlands. Book tickets at thebigoneshow.co.uk

Tickets from £10.50 online or £12 on the door.
Advance Ticket holders can enter the event at 9am on both days. Tickets on the door are sold from 9:30am. The event closes at 5pm Saturday, 4:30pm Sunday Buy tickets from www.thebigoneshow.co.uk for the best prices.
Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ

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Big One 2017 Image (500x400)

BYCAC

 1st Qualifier - Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool

13th - 14th April 2019

The British Young Carp Angling Championships (BYCAC) is a junior carp fishing event, that has been running since 2004. The tournament is open to any angler under the age of 19 and run as a singles competition, although the junior participant must be accompanied by a guardian. There will be three qualifying rounds, followed by a Grand Final, where the 2019 BYCAC Champion will be crowned. The event itself will be held at the famous Linear Fisheries complex, located deep in the heart of the wonderful Oxfordshire countryside.

​The first qualifying round will be held on Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool, this unique water is home to some truly spectacular carp and renowned as containing some of the best looking fish in the country. Further qualifiers then follow on the prolific Brasenose-Two and ever consistent Oxlease Lake, culminating with an August final, also on Oxlease Lake.

The event offers junior anglers from all over the country a chance to test their angling ability against some of the best junior carp anglers in the country. There will be loads of great prizes on offer, the opportunity to become British Junior Champion for 2019 along with a spot in the Linear Fisheries sponsored England team that will take part in 2020 European Junior Carp Championships being held in the Czech Republic. So from all of us at Linear and the many companies that help sponsor this amazing event, we wish you all the very best of luck in this year’s Championships.

 

Qualifier Dates:
- April Sat 13th – Sun 14th Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool
- July Sat 6th – Sun 7th Brasenose-Two
- Aug Wed 7th – Thurs 8th Oxlease Lake

Final:
- Aug Fri 9th – Sun 11th Oxlease Lake

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May 2019

British Carp Cup - Ladies Pairs

17th - 19th May 2019

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

Swanage Classic Kayak

18th-19th May 2019

This year the Swanage Classic Kayak Fishing Tournament celebrates it’s 10th year. To celebrate this milestone we will be having two days of competition, on the 18th – 19th May in Swanage, Dorset.

Day 1 will be our Catch, Photo and Release Species Hunt, including the Reuben Heaton Trokar Biggest Bream competition. Bream can be weighed in at the Reuben Heaton Trokar Weighing Station and fish returned alive at the competitors request.

Day 2, a new short format of competition, details will shared with the competitors at the prize giving on Day 1, until then it will be kept secret! This will be followed by Day 2’s prizegiving.

Very thankful to Reuben Heaton and Trokar for their continued support of the Swanage Classic.

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June 2019

EFTTEX, Brussels

13th - 15th June 2019

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 2019 will once again be returning to the Belgium capital Brussels after 5 years and after the success of 2014, 2019 looks to be just as fruitful.

The 38th edition of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition will be hosted at the Brussels EXPO and with the city’s great international accessibility EFTTEX 2019 stands to attract exhibitors and visitors from over 70 countries making EFTTEX the premier Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition in Europe.

EFTTEX strives to be a truly international show and is proud of its 38 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 2019 will once again give you the chance to explore new markets and to generate new business all under one roof!

We look forward to seeing you at EFTTEX 2019!

For more information visit www.efttex.co.uk

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Efttex 2018 image (500x400)

Lake District Rover

7th - 9th June 2019

The Lake District Rover competition is held in the Lake District in June and is a kayak competition not like others in the UK. During the two days fishing the kayak anglers may choose where they fish and how long they fish there for, with a large number of waters to choose from there is a lot of options and freedom. Fishing for Pike, Perch and another species of your choice. All fish are measured, photographed and returned alive to fight another day. Money raised from the competition will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

Lake District Rover 2018 Winner

July 2019

The Royal logistic Corp

6th July 2019

We will hold a raffle at each of the following event with the mega draw being held at an open day early July.

QE2 - Willow Park - 27th-29th March

QE3 - Baden Hall - TBC

QE4 - Merrington - 2nd-5th July

Open day - 6th July

 

 

 

Royal Logistic Corp 2

BYCAC

2nd Qualifier - Brasenose-Two

6th - 7th July 2019

The British Young Carp Angling Championships (BYCAC) is a junior carp fishing event, that has been running since 2004. The tournament is open to any angler under the age of 19 and run as a singles competition, although the junior participant must be accompanied by a guardian. There will be three qualifying rounds, followed by a Grand Final, where the 2019 BYCAC Champion will be crowned. The event itself will be held at the famous Linear Fisheries complex, located deep in the heart of the wonderful Oxfordshire countryside.

​The first qualifying round will be held on Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool, this unique water is home to some truly spectacular carp and renowned as containing some of the best looking fish in the country. Further qualifiers then follow on the prolific Brasenose-Two and ever consistent Oxlease Lake, culminating with an August final, also on Oxlease Lake.

The event offers junior anglers from all over the country a chance to test their angling ability against some of the best junior carp anglers in the country. There will be loads of great prizes on offer, the opportunity to become British Junior Champion for 2019 along with a spot in the Linear Fisheries sponsored England team that will take part in 2020 European Junior Carp Championships being held in the Czech Republic. So from all of us at Linear and the many companies that help sponsor this amazing event, we wish you all the very best of luck in this year’s Championships.

 

Qualifier Dates:
- April Sat 13th – Sun 14th Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool
- July Sat 6th – Sun 7th Brasenose-Two
- Aug Wed 7th – Thurs 8th Oxlease Lake

Final:
- Aug Fri 9th – Sun 11th Oxlease Lake

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BYCAC Adam Biddulph 38lb 10oz mirror

Runswick Bay Kayak Fishing Festival

6th July 2019

Runswick Bay Kayak Competition is a long running Kayak Competition held in the North East of England not far from the famous port of Whitby mostly targeting Cod, Ling and Pollock in this big fish competition. The largest single fish takes the win for the day with some impressive catches well into double figures being achieved previous years. The money raised from the competition goes to two charities which are the local Life Boat in Runswick Bay and to Hero's On The Water UK.

Runswick 2018 winner

Oxwich Bay Kayak

20th July 2019

2019 marks a special milestone for SWKA, the 10th annual Oxwich Kayak fishing Championship, being held on the 20th July 2019. As Europe’s leading kayak fishing competition Oxwich has become renowned not only for its impressive prize table, but also as a gathering of kayak anglers of all ages and abilities. With Junior, Amateur and professional competitions Oxwich 2019 really does cater for all. In parallel to Owxich, our saltwater competition, SWKA are holding the 7th annual Predator Hunt our Freshwater competition. Taking place at Llangorse Lake on the 23rd March 2019 this years competition just gets bigger and better.

Why not come and join us!

23rd March 2019 - 7th annual Llangorse Predator Hunt
20th July 2019 - 10th annual Oxwich Bay

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August 2019

Pitsford Kayak Grand Slam

 

3rd - 4th August 2019

The Pitsford Kayak Grand Slam is a family friendly lure fishing event held on the Legendary Pitsford Water in Northamptonshire. The competition is a Catch, Photo, Measure and Release event where Kayak Anglers are put to the test to capture a Perch, Pike and Trout all on lures to achieve the slam, in a hope of taking the trophy for the year until the next event.

The competition has free camping along side the reservoir and boasts a great atmosphere, with plenty of fish to be caught with an easy launch.

We are over the moon to have Reuben Heaton and Trokar sponsoring this event again this year, and look forward to working with the brands.

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BYCAC

3rd Qualifier - Oxlease Lake

7th - 8th August 2019

The British Young Carp Angling Championships (BYCAC) is a junior carp fishing event, that has been running since 2004. The tournament is open to any angler under the age of 19 and run as a singles competition, although the junior participant must be accompanied by a guardian. There will be three qualifying rounds, followed by a Grand Final, where the 2019 BYCAC Champion will be crowned. The event itself will be held at the famous Linear Fisheries complex, located deep in the heart of the wonderful Oxfordshire countryside.

​The first qualifying round will be held on Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool, this unique water is home to some truly spectacular carp and renowned as containing some of the best looking fish in the country. Further qualifiers then follow on the prolific Brasenose-Two and ever consistent Oxlease Lake, culminating with an August final, also on Oxlease Lake.

The event offers junior anglers from all over the country a chance to test their angling ability against some of the best junior carp anglers in the country. There will be loads of great prizes on offer, the opportunity to become British Junior Champion for 2019 along with a spot in the Linear Fisheries sponsored England team that will take part in 2020 European Junior Carp Championships being held in the Czech Republic. So from all of us at Linear and the many companies that help sponsor this amazing event, we wish you all the very best of luck in this year’s Championships.

 

Qualifier Dates:
- April Sat 13th – Sun 14th Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool
- July Sat 6th – Sun 7th Brasenose-Two
- Aug Wed 7th – Thurs 8th Oxlease Lake

Final:
- Aug Fri 9th – Sun 11th Oxlease Lake

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BYCAC 2018 FINALS

BYCAC

Finals

9th - 11th August 2019

The British Young Carp Angling Championships (BYCAC) is a junior carp fishing event, that has been running since 2004. The tournament is open to any angler under the age of 19 and run as a singles competition, although the junior participant must be accompanied by a guardian. There will be three qualifying rounds, followed by a Grand Final, where the 2019 BYCAC Champion will be crowned. The event itself will be held at the famous Linear Fisheries complex, located deep in the heart of the wonderful Oxfordshire countryside.

​The first qualifying round will be held on Hardwick Lake and Smiths Pool, this unique water is home to some truly spectacular carp and renowned as containing some of the best looking fish in the country. Further qualifiers then follow on the prolific Brasenose-Two and ever consistent Oxlease Lake, culminating with an August final, also on Oxlease Lake.

The event offers junior anglers from all over the country a chance to test their angling ability against some of the best junior carp anglers in the country. There will be loads of great prizes on offer, the opportunity to become British Junior Champion for 2019 along with a spot in the Linear Fisheries sponsored England team that will take part in 2020 European Junior Carp Championships being held in the Czech Republic. So from all of us at Linear and the many companies that help sponsor this amazing event, we wish you all the very best of luck in this year’s Championships.

 

Qualifier Dates:
- April Sat 13th – Sun 14th Hardwick Lake & Smiths Pool
- July Sat 6th – Sun 7th Brasenose-Two
- Aug Wed 7th – Thurs 8th Oxlease Lake

Final:
- Aug Fri 9th – Sun 11th Oxlease Lake

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BYCAC 1st Jamie, 2nd Adam 3rd Daniel.

Junior Carp Championships

19th - 25th August 2019

CANCELLED

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 6 days 19-25/8/17 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.
2019 will also see the pairs competition for juniors under 21 year of age, it will take place at willows lakes, St Albans on 25-27/10/19.

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Juniorcarpcampwinner2018

British Carp Cup Pairs

23rd - 25th August 2019

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 August 23rd – 25th, 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 -

 

Q1 Branston Water Park 1st–3rd Mar

Q2 Orchard Farm Lake 7 15th–17th Mar

Q3 Todber Manor Big Hayes 22nd–24th Mar

Q4 Albans Lakes, Farm Lake 12th–14th Apr

Q5 Berners Hall The Res 26th–28th Apr

Q6 Willow Park Big Lake 17th–19th May

Q7 Poolbridge Q Lake 31st May–2nd Jun

Q8 Kingsbury Pine Pool 14th–16th Jun

Q9 Old Mill, Oak Lake 5th–7th Jul

Q10 Thorney Weir 26th–28th Jul

Final
Barston 23rd–25th Aug

 

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

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Champions BCC pairs Jaye and Simon

September 2019

British Carp Cup - Mixed Pairs

6th - 8th September 2019

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.

Sam Ely - Matt Oakley 21lb Mixed Champs

British Carp Angling Champs - Farlows Lake

13th September 2019

The British Carp Angling Championships is the most prestigious UK carp fishing event in history. Over the last 20 years it has paved the way for many anglers, providing a platform that could lead to sponsorships or even a place on Team England.
Over the course of 7 months 192 pairs battle it out for 17 places in the final and the chance to be crowned British Champion. Each year is full of surprises, and we don’t doubt that 2019 will be the same! Maybe you could be the next British Carp Angling Champion?

BCAC 2018 winner