This week sees Angling Times relaunch its hugely successful Bait-Tech
Clubman scheme with a raft of exclusive offers, bait deals and events for the thousands of members.
Bursting on to the match scene in 1999, Clubman rapidly established itself as THE scheme for fishing clubs to join and to mark its 10th anniversary, we’re refreshing the whole system from the grass roots upwards to offer anglers the very best in value and fishing opportunities.
The famed Supercup remains and, along with sponsors Bait-Tech, we’ll keep publishing every club result submitted to Angling Times each week as well as rewarding the top 10 catches of the week ¬ but it goes way, way beyond that.
“Clubman is now 10 years old but has enjoyed little in the way of innovation over that decade,” said AT’s Clubman co-ordinator Richard Grange.
“To mark the 10 years and take the scheme into the next decade we’re really upping the game with new initiatives and great deals on bait to reward the everyday angler who is the bedrock of Clubman.”
Working with Bait-Tech we’ll be unveiling our Bait For Bags programme where clubs will be able to save empty Bait-Tech groundbait bags and redeem them for full cases of bait. Plans are also in the pipeline for a special Clubman-only summer festival at Cornish match mecca White Acres. On top of this there will be regular exclusive offers and deals with Bait-Tech throughout the year to help lighten the cost of fishing on your wallet.
“We’re also in talks to run sponsorship through Clubman to help send the England Disabled and Veterans teams to fish the World Champs,” said Richard.
“They currently have to pay out of their own pockets to fish but by running something similar to the NSPCC scheme we had back in the early 1990s we hope that Clubman clubs can run special fundraising matches during their summer calendar, giving that money over to the Vets and Disabled to make their job much easier. In return it’s hoped that the best fundraisers will get a visit to their club matches by one of the England men’s team to give them some world class coaching.”
As if that wasn’t enough, Angling Times’ new UKMatch magazine will run a regular monthly feature on Clubman, putting those anglers or clubs who have been making the news in their own special spotlight ¬ tell us what you’ve been doing and we’ll make you famous!
“Over the coming weeks we’ll be letting the whole Clubman cat out of the bag,” Richard added. “There will be a lot of changes that will make the current scheme unrecognisable but we can assure you of one thing ¬ your club will want to be a part of it!