European style street fishing came to the UK in the latest two stages of the Fox Rage backed British Lure Angling Championships.
Competitors first tackled the Camden Lock area of the Regents Canal in central London where perch proved to be the primary species. Hampshire’s Adam Kirby totalled 364cm to win with John Wheeler, Ben Tregoning, Olivier Gayer, Kamil Drapala, and Mervyn Jones also going through to the final.
Then came Somerset’s River Tone where Gareth Finney came out on top with 128cm of perch and chub. The other five qualifying places being taken by Kevin Jones, Simon Nicol (pictured), Ben Thomas, Stuart Turner and David Smith. The final takes place at Chew Valley Reservoir on October 4th.