IT’S BEEN a year packed with memorable big fish catches, exceptional tackle innovations and shocking news stories - and now it’s your turn to vote for your favourites in the 2012 Angling Awards.
Almost 40 different categories have been created to honour the pride of the sport, with angler of the year, lifetime achievement and best river and stillwater just a selection of the topics that need your feedback to help pick the overall winners.
Tackle manufacturers will also be looking on eagerly as they battle it out to take victory in a range of fields including best flagship pole, top float rod and greatest innovation.
Angling Times editor Steve Fitzpatrick is urging everyone in the sport to get involved with the awards: “This is a fantastic opportunity for anglers to vote for who they feel are the big achievers in fishing this year and help their choices gain the recognition they deserve. There’s been so many great catches made and tackle items released this year that some of the categories are just too close to call.
“There may be other awards in angling but these are the ones the nominees really want to win and only you can help your favourites take the glory,” he added.
Voting is now underway and the all-important results will be revealed in the December 18 Christmas Special edition of Angling Times.
For a full list of categories and to place your votes visit: www.gofishing.co.uk/awards2012