Finalists in the 2016 Angling Times/Bait-Tech Supercup will be bound the the West Midlands once again as Barston Lakes hosts the big match on Saturday, September 17.
Fifteen teams of six will do battle at the Solihull fishery, hosting its third final in a row. All will aim to be crowned the kings of club fishing, having battled through two regional rounds and a semi-final before taking on one of the finest fisheries in the UK.
This will be a stern test of all-round angling ability.
A range of methods will be needed to conquer the Main and Match Lakes on site, with five sections fishing the big lake and the remaining section of 15 on the very different match water. Feeder, pellet waggler, bomb, long pole and margin fishing are all likely to be used to score those valuable points.
“Barston remains the perfect venue for a true test of match fishing,” said event organiser Richard Grange. “The lakes have been in top form for the last two finals and we can expect more of the same this September. The skimmer fishing in particular is outstanding but bonus carp and, if you can find them, F1s will make a real difference to an angler’s final weight. Playing it safe and fishing for silverfish may give you a good final score but will it be enough? On past history, it would seem not. A few carp are always needed.”
Once again, finalists will get a free breakfast and evening meal plus a box of bait courtesy of sponsor Bait-Tech, while the best points scorer after five hours of fishing will get their hands on the famous silver trophy.
“We’re delighted to host the final once again and I know from speaking to finalists last year who had travelled a long way that they always feel that the final is very special,” said Barston boss Nigel Harrhy. “From the build-up and practice to the day itself, it’s a proper team match with a great buzz at the draw and afterwards in the clubhouse. The lakes have been in great form all through the winter and I expect that to carry on right through to the final.”