A new series of short-format carp matches has been launched to get more anglers involved in competitive carping.
The Angling Trust has announced details of four 10-hour qualifiers and a 24-hour final.
The pairs event, called the Angling Trust Carp Championships, will take place over the summer and cost as little as £100 per pair. Entries are being accepted from April 24.
The qualifiers (10-hour matches, all with 30 pairs)
- Clattercote Reservoir (Oxfordshire) – Saturday, June 9
- Boddington Reservoir (Northamtonshire) – Saturday, June 30
- Clattercote Reservoir (Oxfordshire) – Sunday, July 8
- Clattercote Reservoir (Oxfordshire) – Saturday, August 4
The final (24 hours, 16 pairs)
- Barston Lakes (West Midlands) – Saturday, September 8
Entry is £100 per pair for Angling Trust members or £130 a pair for non-members. Entries are open to members from 10.30am on April 24, or from 10.30am on May 1 for non-members.
The qualifiers will run from 9.30am until 7.30pm and each pair can fish a maximum of four rods.
James Lewis, the trust’s competitions development manager, told Carpfeed: “The concept of the competition was to create a contest that would have a much broader appeal.
“I wanted to make a more accessible carp contest that had a lower price point and short qualifiers, hopefully to encourage new carpers into the competitive scene.”
If all places are filled there’s an expected prize pool of £7,000.
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