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The Angling Trust & British Waterways to work together to run the Stillwater Championships from 2011

09.03.11

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The Angling Trust and British Waterways are delighted to announce that they will be working together from 2011 to run the Stillwater Championships.

British Waterways started the Championships in 2007 to provide an opportunity for match anglers to fish up to 5 qualifying events of 50 pegs on some of its top flight fisheries concluding in a Grand Final with a significant guaranteed prize fund. Historically the qualifiers have been sell outs proving just how popular the event is.

For 2011 the format will remain much the same except that there will be 6 qualifiers. They will run from mid- May until the end of July with the Grand Final being held in September. The winner will be crowned Angling Trust/ British Waterways Stillwater Champion. The prize fund will be £6,000 (Subject to all qualifier venues being sold out). The only other key change is that any angler wishing to enter must be a current member of Angling Trust.

Now having the full backing of Angling Trust, the sport’s governing body, the Stillwater Championship will benefit from its vast expertise gained from organising large events across all disciplines of the sport . Importantly it will also provide coarse match angling members of Angling Trust an opportunity to participate in yet another high profile national event.

John Ellis, National Fisheries & Angling Manager, British Waterways said “British Waterways are delighted to be joining forces with Angling Trust, the governing body of angling to run our Stillwater Championships in 2011. We are already looking at how we can expand the event in 2012 to make it an even more exciting competition.”

David Kent, a Director of Angling Trust and a member of the coarse angling Competitions Group, said “this well-established event should really benefit from the joint arrangement and go on to become something really special on the national angling calendar.”

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