TICKETS are selling fast for the UK’s most valuable sea fishing event ever, with £200,000 worth of prizes in total.
The Sea Angling Classic, founded by Ross Honey, will take place in The Solent next June. In the recreational boat category, a £150,000 prize table is there for the taking, with £50,000 up for grabs in the Charter Boat class.
Already 150 anglers have signed up, and an enthusiastic Ross is keen to point out that there will be much more to the Sea Angling Classic than just big fish and a healthy prize pool.
“We want to tie in environmental clean-ups and research, education, business and conservation, while inspiring the next generation of sea anglers,” he told Angling Times.
“We’re partnered with the University of Portsmouth, and will provide them with our fishing data to aid their research into the Solent’s flora and fauna. We want to support local businesses too and provide a major boost to the local economy.”
A live online show – ‘Hooked!’ – will also launch next year on the Sea Angling Classic Facebook page, where info on the event and expert tactical advice will be available. Watch this space for more details.