Monday 29 December 2014

2015 BLAC event details and event list

‘A chance for all anglers to fish for a national title, in a televised competition. All for a £25 entry fee!’ That’s the opportunity being offered in the 2015 British Lure Angling Championship. After the huge success of the 2014 event, which saw almost 500 keen anglers try their luck at competition style lure fishing. The event will grow with more qualifying matches in new locations. As well as a street fishing, and a saltwater competition!

Event Organiser Julian Chidgey said ‘Lure fishing has never been so popular! It’s a fun highly productive method that is perfectly suited to short sessions. This fits well with peoples busy, modern lives. The competition structure is very simple, and anyone who reads this is only two matches from potentially becoming the champion!’

As well as the main competition, there is also a Street Fishing League. This operates on a simple points system, with a number of exciting town and city urban locations.  This runs parallel to the main event. Therefore, on any given qualifying competition competitors can decide whether to enter the main competition, street league or both.  The winner of the street league being crowned British Street Angling Champion.

Another area of the sport that has seen massive growth in recent years is saltwater lure fishing. With anglers targeting in particular hard fighting bass and wrasse. As well as mini- species on ultralight tackle. This hasn't been forgotten with a series of saltwater qualifiers during the Summer period, followed by a Grand Final. The saltwater events are fished as a species hunt, to encourage anglers to use diverse methods and approaches.

All of the competitions feature great prizes with £1000 on offer for the main competition, the final of which will feature on Sky Sports and is fished at predator mecca Chew Valley. Whilst street league and saltwater champions will walk away with £500 of tackle from event sponsors Fox Rage.
For more details go to , follow the event on Facebook (British lure Angling Championships).  All results from this exciting competition will also feature in Angling Times.

Events list; 

Gloucester Canal 31/01/2015 BLAC Qualifier

Salford Quays 01/02/2015 BLAC Qualifier and Street League

River Thames (Farmoor, Oxfordshire) 07/03/2015 BLAC Qualifier

Exeter Canal 08/03/2015 BLAC Qualifier and Street League

Basingstoke Canal 11/04/2015 BLAC Qualifier and Street League

London Canals  12/04/2015 BLAC Qualifier and Street League

Chew Valley Reservoir 20/04/2014 BLAC Qualifier

Stainforth and Keadby Canal 16/05/2015 BLAC Qualifier

Fazeley Canal 17/05/2015 BLAC Qualifier

Bristol Docks  21/06/2015 BLAC Qualifier and Street League

River Severn 5/9/2015 BLAC Qualifier

Grand Union Canal (Warwick) 6/9/2015 BLAC Qualifier and Street League

Priory Country Park, Bedford 19/09/2015 BLAC Qualifier

River Soar (Leicester) 20/09/2015 BLAC Qualifier and Street League

Grand Final, Chew Valley Reservoir, October 2/10/2015 

Saltwater Qualifier events-

Portland 27/06/2015

Falmouth 11/07/2015

Plymouth 25/07/2015

Grand Final 09/8/2015

Want to get involved?

Simply click on the link here to download your application form. Be quick, as tickets are now on sale.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow!! What a wonderful blog!! I am very impressed from your post and I got a chance to know about BLAC event. Can you please tell me when you will organize your next NY events? I am very curious to see your live event.