Age old angling question to be answered in high-profile head-to-head match.
Who’s better, match anglers or specimen anglers?
It’s a topic that is guaranteed to break out in heated debate whenever it comes up – but now an answer to the question is about to be found.
Two of the country’s top brands for match and carp fishing have announced a ‘head-to-head’ competition, which will pit some of the UK’s best anglers against each other.
The likes of Andy May, Steve Collett and James Dent will take on the high-profile carp consultants of tackle company Wychwood to battle it out over five hours fishing at Solihull’s Barston lakes. At stake the pride of the two angling disciplines – and you’re invited to watch the action as it unfolds.
Being staged on Monday April 23, the big match will kick off at 12pm with a draw for pegs, before the anglers start fishing at 2.30pm with the weigh in taking place at 7.30pm.
“We’re holding it a little later in the day to give anglers a chance to come down and watch some of the action after work, including the all important weigh in,” Wychwood’s Nic Brown told Match Fishing. “None of the pegs will be roped off, so anyone visiting will be able to go and ask the anglers questions and watch them in action close up allowing people to learn what they can from these experts.”
And the fun doesn’t stop at with the match. MAP and Wychwood have combined to offer you the chance to learn from some of the best in the business, with what’s believed to be the first ever match/carp slide show, presentation and talk being held in the evening in the bar at the fishery.
Including talks by Andy May on big match preparation and Wychwood’s Colin Davidson entitled ‘When carp boys have something to offer match fisherman’ it’s perfect for match and carp anglers alike. Both the match and the talks are free to enter, so if you can make it, make sure you don’t miss out.
For more detail on visiting Barston for the event, click here