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.

Zandermania

13th - 14th May 2017

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A unique grass roots predator angling event, Zandermania is fished on the Gloucester Sharpness canal, and is one of the premier lure fishing competitions in the country. The 2016 event attracted nearly fifty teams from across the UK, all competing to win the coveted title.

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Zandermania has developed a reputation as a competitive yet enjoyable event with a unique blend of match angling and social atmosphere. The 2017 event sees the biggest Zandermania yet with over six miles of canal being accessed and a radio linked start. An anticipated field of one hundred teams will make Zandermania 2017 a top-flight predator event in the UK angling calendar.

Reuben Heaton and Eagle Claw became main sponsors of Zandermania in 2016, and we are looking forward to the 2017 event in our 160th Anniversary year. Zandermania 2017 will have an amazing array of prizes from some of anglings best known names with Reuben Heaton/Trokar/Eagle claw as the main event sponsors. Access information on next year’s event via

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Swanage Classic Kayak Fishing Tournament

20th May 2017

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The Swanage Classic (SCKT) run by Anglers Afloat, has been taking place on the safe waters of Swanage Bay in Dorset since 2009. The event attracts anglers from all over the UK and occasionally from Europe.

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The SCKT tournament is based on the number of different species caught by an individual angler over the course of the event. Typically, anglers average in excess of 20 species caught, with all fish are photographed and released. Catches are recorded with mobile phones using unique photo cards to ensure all fish are caught during the competition.

Swanage bay is well known locally for its Bream fishing and over the years some sizeable fish have been caught. Reuben Heaton has been involved with the SCKT event since 2015 as official scales sponsor and in conjunction with Eagle Claw has sponsored the ‘Biggest Bream’ competition. One male Bream per angler (female Bream must be returned as part of the rules) can be brought to the Reuben Heaton Weighing Station, to be accurately weighed. The heaviest Bream to be weighed in is the winner. Details of the event can be accessed via the Anglers Afloat web site at www.anglersafloat.co.uk

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

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