Details; Recreational boat angling category

June 15th - 19th 2022 will see the inaugural event of a new dynamic high profile boat fishing competition the Sea Angling Classic based on the South Coast of the UK using the prolific diverse fishing grounds of the Solent.

Condition of Entry

  • Anglers to be 16 years of age minimum – must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • This event is for recreational anglers, therefore in the spirit of fairness persons that are currently, or have within five years from the event start date operated a commercial coded angling charter boat from any port within 25 miles of Portsmouth Spinnaker tower will not be permitted to enter the competition.
  • All anglers to be insured as per event requirements
  • All competitors will be required to sign the on-site registration form which includes a disclaimer to confirm acceptance and understanding of the full and final event rules, terms & conditions and any COVID-19 measures put in place.
  • All anglers participating in the event must:
    – undertake a minimum of one cleanup operation locally to where they live prior to the event; photographic evidence must be provided
    – In the case a cleanup is not conducted prior to the event there will be a £50 contribution per angler competing in the event to go towards the children’s initiatives and shoreline cleanups

Event details in brief

  • Rod and line, catch, photograph, and release event
  • Boat event with a minimum of two anglers per boat (maximum of 4)
  • Only persons that have entered the competition are permitted to be on board any competing boat during the hours of the competition.
  • Up to 4 rods per boat with use of up to 3 hooks per rod
  • 1 spare rod may be set up on board but without any terminal tackle
  • Bait and artificial lures may be used
  • The longest 3 of each of the following 5 target species Tope, Smoothhound, Rays, Bass, Black bream to count per day
  • The combined length per recreational boat of the longest 3 of each species provides each boat with an overall length per day and points
  • The boats’ point results from day 1 and day 2 are added together to identify the overall winner
  • Minimum legal length and above to count (if more than 3 of each species are caught the longest ones caught will count)

Cost of Entry

  • £250 per angler

Prizes  – for the 2022 Sea Angling Classic recreational boat angling category  

Recreational Boat Prize table with a value of £150,000

1st to 40th Place
1st to 3rd Team

Prizes for the overall longest of each of the 5 target species