THE race for Britain’s biggest pairs competition – the Maver/Angling Times Pairs Challenge 2008 – is on!
Angling Times, and tackle giants Maver are again putting their full weight behind the event, run for the first time last year and which will again boast a prize fund in excess of £15,000 with prizes amounting to £10,000 alone for the winning pair.
The Maver Pairs will have a limited entry of 50 pairs per qualifier, with all 25 eliminators being held on some of the country’s top commercial fisheries, and promises a huge final match with massive prizes and massive catches.
The qualifiers start on April 26 and will take in a variety of waters, with most matches being fished on Saturdays.
For Northern anglers we’ve secured qualifiers on Heronbrook Fisheries, Browning Cudmore, Woodland Lakes, Hallcroft Fishery, The Oaks and Lindholme Lakes.
In the Midlands, qualifiers will take place on Woodland View, Barford Lakes, Maver Larford Lakes, Moorlands Farm, Tunnel Barn Farm and Makin’s Fisheries, while Southern qualifiers will be staged on Gold Valley, White Acres, Stafford Moor, Viaduct Fishery, Willinghurst and Monk Lakes.
From each of these qualifiers the top two pairs will win through to the grand final which will take place on Saturday August 16 at Maver Larford Lakes.
Larford has grown an enviable reputation as one of the Midlands’ top fisheries with two lakes packed with silverfish and F1 hybrids, plus many huge bream and carp into double figures.
To help you on your way, we’ve answered some of commonest questions about the competition, including how to enter, what it’s all about and the list of qualifiers themselves.
To find out more, click here.