The National Angling Awards are back and the power is in your hands to decide which of the runners and riders will claim the coveted silverware.
Designed to reward those who have achieved greatness within the sport, the awards put Angling Times readers in the driving seat and give you the opportunity to vote on the big issues that have made 2015 such a memorable year.
Hundreds of amazing catches, tackle innovations and match fishing achievements have been recorded over the last 12 months and every single vote received will play a crucial part in dictating who takes the glory.
Over 30 categories are set to be contested, with specimen angler of the year, river and stillwater of the year and TV show of the year just a few of the honours that are up for grabs.
Angling Times editor Steve Fitzpatrick is expecting a record number of votes in the coming weeks and he said: “The National Angling Awards are the perfect way to celebrate an incredible year for our sport and to give the big achievers the praise they deserve.
“There are other award ceremonies in angling but this is the only one that will attract tens of thousands of votes. That is why everyone who is nominated desperately wants to get their hands on one of the trophies.”
“Every nomination has a genuine chance of winning and I am urging every Angling Times reader to have their say and play a part in crowning the champions,” he added.
It’s not just individual anglers and teams that come into the equation, with major tackle companies also set to be applauded for a ground-breaking period in the industry.
The best rods, reels, poles and gadgets will all be voted on and Tackle Editor Mark Sawyer knows the launch of this year’s awards has already created excitement among the major manufacturers. He said: “The whole of the tackle industry is talking about the National Angling Awards and out of all the accolades they could gain, this is the one they want to win the most.
“If you have an item of tackle that has made the world of difference to your fishing, make sure you give it the praise it deserves by giving it your vote,” added Mark.