National Angling Championships 2017

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28th National Angling Championship


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The 28th annual RailSport angling competition was held in August. For some, the event served as a warm up for the international rail sport angling competition being held in Ireland at the end of September.

Makins Fishery in Wolvey, Warwickshire, hosted the tournament once again. The site, which is split into three zones, has 18 lakes and is one of the UK’s most popular commercial fisheries.

The team competition requires each of the four members to fish in a different section. They are then scored based on their performance in that section, with the winner awarded one point, second two points, third three points and fourth four. The scores are then added together and the lowest combined total wins.

‘A lot of the people come year in year out and what we see is some of the people have definately improved their angling skills,’ said organiser David Franks, who also thanked all the competitors for continuing to support the competition.

Some of those taking part in the UK RailSport angling competition will also be competing at the international USIC angling tournament in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, between 18 and 22 September. Nine teams from across Europe are due to take part.

Download full results here.

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