Sea Angling Classic hosts Gunwarf Quays event to unveil £150,000 boat as grand prize
The town will host the inaugural Sea Angling Classic this summer, with events in Guildhall Square and a parade of boats leading up to the two-day competition on Friday June 17 and Saturday June 18.
Now the competition has drawn a crowd to Gunwharf Quays shopping center to unveil the grand prize for the competition’s main pleasure boat category – with an expert caster set to win a premium £150,000 fishing boat.
The winner – who faces 1,500 anglers in the competition – will be able to return home in a 22ft Game King 745 boat from Extreme Boats.
But the competition aims to create an event for the enjoyment of the whole town and not just the participants, according to Horndean-based Ross Honey, founder of Angling Spirit and Sea Angling Classic.
The event organizer said, “It’s more than just a fishing contest.
“It’s about raising awareness about the environment.
“And it’s about creating something for the city – we’ll be having a mini-festival at Gunwharf Quays on the weekend of the competition.”
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The competition will open with a parade from Gunwharf Quays to Guildhall square on Wednesday June 15, before a parade of boats in the harbor the following day.
And the approaching competition is already having anglers all over town buzzing, with those attending the grand prize reveal keen to catch the premium fishing boat.
Luke Fitzgerald, who regularly takes angling trips in his boat moored in Port Solent, said: “I’m going to win this boat – I’ve never won a competition before, but I have a good feeling about it. topic.
“The competition is massive. It’s huge for Portsmouth.
Entry into the competition costs £250 for a boat with a minimum of two anglers and a maximum of four.
Smaller prizes will be available from those ranked 1st to 40th.
The Charter Boat category prize table is set at £50,000 with prizes from 1st to 20th place.