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Callen Flynn 2018

Please click here for Report - Callen Crowned British Pike Champion 2018 The Angling Trust British Pike Championships was fished in some unseasonably warm conditions on Whittlesey AA's Glassmoor Bank and the main 20ft drain. A great turnout of over 170 anglers competed in this year’s final, which has hotly contested with several specimen pike being banked.

Angling Trust British Pike Championships

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The British Pike Championships


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The British Pike Championships was set up over 40 years ago with the aim of raising valuable funds for the ACA, which has now been renamed Fish Legal and is the legal arm of the Angling Trust in England.

The British Pike Championship is the largest predator competition in Europe.

Regional qualifier matches are held at fisheries all over the UK during the pike season by volunteer organisers, with those who qualify being eligible to fish the pike final held the following November. The final usually sees approximately 200 anglers competing for the coveted winner’s trophy and Pike Championship title. 

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All qualifier winners can apply to take part in the Pike Final each year.  The local organisers will let  qualifier winners know who is invited from the results from their qualifiers held from Sept-April time. 

The Pike Final will be held on Saturday 14th November 2020 on Whittlesey AA waters. Applications for tickets for the 2020 final will be based around the qualifiers fished from September 2019 to April 2020. An application form will be available here in August time.   

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Each year, the British Pike Championships raises funds to fight pollution and campaign to protect fisheries. The money raised helps support our in-house legal team, which takes on legal cases against big businesses on behalf of our member angling clubs. All of the compensation reclaimed is usually put straight back into restoring the affected fisheries and safeguarding the future of many waters.

Organising regional qualifier matches is a really good way of raising funds to support our work and at the same time a good way of getting anglers to fish new venues.

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(Pike Final 2018)

If you would like to organise a qualifier match

  • The British Pike Championships qualifier matches run from late September through until early April, to coincide with the pike season. The Pike Final is held during November of the following year.
  • Pike qualifier matches are run by organisers and helpers. Organisers and helpers automatically qualify to fish in the final.
  • In order to hold a qualifier match, you must complete a qualifier match entry form by request from the office and apply for an organisers pack by email;

Please contact Sandra Johnson at email; for more information.

Thank you for supporting the British Pike Championships and the Angling Trust.

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(Pike Final 2018)

  • CLICK HERE for Pike Qualifiers taking place from September 2019 - April 2020.  Please ring the organiser/s to book on who are listed.

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