The brainchild of Leeds tackle shop, Eric’s Angling, the new contest will carry a top individual prize of £30,000 – making it the largest ever single prize in UK specimen fishing.
In addition to the winner’s purse, the event will carry a runner’s-up prize of £6,000 and a third prize pot of £2,500. Added to this, each qualifying pair from the 13 rounds will also receive a prize.
This exciting event will be open for any pair to enter, with a total of 13, 48-hour qualifiers taking place at venues up and down the country. Each event costs £375 per pair to enter, and will see top finishers qualify for one of two semi finals, to take place in June and July 2014.
The event’s grand final will be held in August next year, and will see 12 pairs battle it out for the £30,000 prize.
In addition to the pairs competition, a team contest will run alongside the event, which will see the winning team take part in a ‘drive and survive’ trip to a prolific French venue. The event is open to groups of three pairs who are fishing the event, costing an additional £125 on top of the pairs entry.
The trip will cater for eight people to allow for two company representatives to accompany the winning anglers.
The qualifying venues have been confirmed as follows:
Orchard Place Farm
Farlows Lake 2
Eric’s Willows Lake
For more information, or to enter, log on to: www.ericscarpchampionships.co.uk