Fishing for winners at show spectacular

March 29 2015

ANGLERS have the chance to put their skills to the test in a competition run in conjunction with the annual South Gloucestershire Show.

Fishing for winners at show spectacular

ANGLERS have the chance to put their skills to the test in a competition run in conjunction with the annual South Gloucestershire Show.
Qualifying rounds for the contest are about to start, with the final set to take place during the two-day show in the summer.
The Windmill Fishery angling competition was one of the highlights of the inaugural show last year, which will again be held at the fishery showground, Westerleigh Road.
The national open challenge will be for individual anglers only, with a prize fund of more than £3,000 set up for the event.
Sponsored by Office Beverages, the first qualifying rounds are due to begin on Saturday, April 4, and will run through to July 18.
Final placings will then be determined at the show, which is expected to attract some 20,000 visitors during the weekend of August 1 and 2.
 The overall winner will receive £1,000, with prizes for the top eight anglers going down to £100.
Under the rules of the contest, the winners and runners-up of each qualifying round will automatically qualify for the semi-finals.
Full details of how to enter are on the fishery website www.windmillfishery.co.uk or available by emailing info@windmillfishery.co.uk or phoning fishing manager Terry Boulton on 07805 326772.
The South Gloucestershire Show is a celebration of life and leisure in the district and is billed as the biggest event of its kind in the locality.
A programme of events will have something for every age, with a car show, main arena attractions, golf and shooting just some of the attractions.
Local musicians, clubs, groups and societies will be involved and inquiries from exhibitors are already being made.
 Event manager Darren Hawkins said: “Angling is particularly popular and there is a lot of interest in the fishing competition.”
The organisers are keen to have as many local businesses of all sizes represented in all aspects of the show.
Anyone who wants to be part of it should email hello@southglosshow.co.uk or phone 01454 222959 as soon as possible.