Troutmasters has received a boost from tackle company Fulling Mill who are sponsoring the event for the second time.
Established for almost than 30 years, Troutmasters attracts well over 6,000 entries per year from grass roots flyfishers – valuable customers for both Trout Fisherman magazine and Fulling Mill.
Barry Unwin, of Fulling Mill, said: "Being associated with the Troutmasters again is a huge deal for us at Fulling Mill. Our time as sponsors under previous editorship was excellent for our company and, we feel, for Trout Fisherman and Troutmasters. This time around, under the talented stewardship of current Trout Fisherman editor, Russell Hill, we feel the event which is already one of the biggest and most successful fly fishing competitions in the world is set for even greater things. We look forward to being part of that success, and particularly to meeting and talking to the entrants to whom we are indebted for their support, ideas and complete enthusiasm for Fulling Mill."
And there are plans to expand the event over the next few years opening up competition flyfishing to an even wider audience.
Trout Fisherman editor Russell Hill says: "We’re really proud of Troutmasters. Its popularity is ever growing and we’re delighted to have linked up with a quality brand in Fulling Mill.”
Entering Troutmasters is easy. Simply catch a trout from a member water, fill in a form from the dispenser and then send it Freepost to the Trout Fisherman office.
Coordinator Samantha Rees will process the forms and the three biggest trout per venue each month will appear in Trout Fisherman magazine.
The captors of these fish each receive a cloth badge and an invite to the venue’s fish-off day.
The winning angler from each Troutmasters water represents that venue at the Grand Final – usually at Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire.
The overall Troutmasters champion receives a cash prize and various tackle items from the sponsor, Fulling Mill as well as a full report in the magazine.
Everyone entering Troutmasters, whether they’re lucky enough to win a badge or not, automatically enters our monthly prize draw and the chance to win one of two a Fulling Mill rods.
On top of that, Fulling Mill also offers spools of their quality World Class fluorocarbon and copolymer leader material for the captor of the Best Fish of the Month.
For details of this year's Troutmasters Fish-Offs, click here.