Second year of river championship promises to be bigger, better and with more prizes on offer.
Last year’s inaugural River Hull Angling Championship saw a huge attendance of 260 anglers take to the waterway to compete. It was a turnout that guaranteed the return of the popular competition again in 2012 – and this time bigger, better and with more prize money to be won.
For 2012 the organisers of the RHAC have added an extra day and an extra river to the event. Being fished over the weekend of October 6, the Saturday will see Yorkshire’s river Derwent play host to its own angling championship, before competing anglers move to the river Hull on the Sunday.
Both days will see a £1000 first prize on offer, with a further £1000 being offered for the best-placed angler over the two days who will also be crowned Champion of East Yorkshire.
The championship offers a range of river fishing situations. The Derwent being pegged out over 40km of the waterway’s bank with barbel and chub being the target in the upper stretch and bream and roach lower down, while the slow-flowing Hull will see roach the target in both the upper and lower tidal stretches.
Tickets for each match are £5, with optional pools of £10 per match being paid out to the top three anglers in each of the sections. Tickets for both matches will be on sale in local tackle shops from mid June, or by ringing Paul Caygill on 07976 779983.