The Sea Angling Classic is a unique international fishing competition taking place from 15th to 19th June 2022. Setting out from the world-renowned naval port of Portsmouth, with the base at the Historic Dockyard. Competitors will be targeting a variety of species in The Solent, including tope, smoothhound, rays, bass and black bream on a catch, photograph and release basis.

One hundred and fifty boats will be competing for the largest prize table in UK boat angling history, which will be worth an amazing £200,000. There are two categories for this event, private boat and charter boat, with over £50,000 worth of prizes for the charter boat section alone! However, the star of the show is the main prize for the private boat section – The lucky winners will receive an Extreme 745 Game King boat and trailer with a Mercury V8 4.6lt Pro XS 250 engine, and the boat will be fitted out with the Lowrance Ultimate Fishing system.

There are two event categories with seperate prize tables being run simultaneously. These are recreational boat and charter boat.

The format is a catch photograph and release event. The winner will be the boat with combined length of the three longest of each species on day one added to combined length of three longest of each species on day two.

Charter boat category winners will be the pair with the longest combined length of the three longest of each species on day one added to combined length of three longest of each species on day two. The recreational boat category will include a maximum of four rods per boat, a minimum of two anglers and maximum of four. The entry fee per angler is £250. Prizes for the recreational boat category will go from 1st-40th place including a fully equipped Extreme 745 Game King and trailer.

The charter boat category will be a pairs event with two rods per pair. There will be a £50,000 prize table. The entry fee is £180 per angler with prizes from 1st – 20th place. Overall prizes are awarded for the biggest overall of each of the five target species. There is a best placed ladies prize and best placed 6.7m and under boat category

The event prizegiving will take place in the historic dockyard with the world-famous backdrop of Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory. The final event celebration will take place on the deck of HMS Warrior for up to 525 guests!

The event has full support, involvement, endorsement and backing from Portsmouth City Council, The Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays, the Angling Trust and the leading global brands in the marine /angling industry including Mercury, Lowrance, Penn International and Rapala, amongst others.

We’ve teamed up with the event organisers, Angling Spirit, to give-away almost £6,000-worth of entry prizes, which include five private boat entry places, worth £1000 each, plus two charter boat pair entries worth £360 each.

All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning a place in the event is to click here

Event Organiser: Ross Honey
T: 02392 571571
M: 07831 690609