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PostSubject: ISLE OF ANGLESEY BOAT ANGLING FESTIVAL 2010   17th December 2009, 5:43 pm

Following a 3 year break 2010 will see the welcome return of the Anglesey Boat Angling Festival. This ever popular event has been missed by many of the participants over the years. Now with a new venue at Holyhead on Anglesey and a tweak to the format, the festival returns on Bank Holiday Monday 31st May and Tuesday 01st June and looks set to continue for years to come.

As the premier charter boat festival in the whole of Wales, this highly successful event draws in anglers from all 4 corners of the United Kingdom. Run by GO Angling Charter Services, details have recently been released for the 2010 event. Fishing will see the anglers set sail from Holyhead Marina for a variety of species on the hope of being in the running for the cash prize fund exceeding £1200

The Anglesey Festival has proved to be an overwhelming success. When it all started a few years ago GO Angling was hoping to attract 30 or so anglers to attract far greater numbers were always beyond the wildest dreams. With entries averaging 70 anglers, the 2010 event is hoped to continue the success. What’s pleasing for the organisers is that the re-bookings over the years have come from anglers that finished at either end of the table, showing what a good friendly couple days we all have here. This year’s format has changed slightly from the 1 point per fish. Now anglers will strive to catch fish awarded 1, 2 or 3 points. Once again though, the event is being fished on a catch & release basis.

The prize structure offers more anglers the opportunity to ‘catch’ a prize. With a maximum entry the 1st prize in the event is a cool £300, with £200 & £100 for 2nd and 3rd respectively. Each day the league will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of £70, £50 and £30. Boat winner’s prizes of £25 are also on offer.

There are table prizes available along with a raffle, 2010 also sees the return of the free entry 4 and 3 man blind drawn team event.

The 2-man team is an optional pool to the main festival competitions; entry is £10 per team. With a 100% payout for 1st and 2nd

Currently there are 5 boats booked with provision for more dependant on entry.

Entry to the festival is £120, which covers the boat positions for 2 days and presentation night buffet. Each trip being 8hrs long of which 6 hrs will be competition. The rules are also very straight forward, the catchphrase for the festival being: - ‘Simple to fish, simple to win.

For further information on the festival please call to request your festival pack, alternatively please visit the website where all the details and forms can be downloaded. Gethyn Owen on 01248 716315 or
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