Do you think you could fish your way to the final? Would you like to put your skills to the test against other club members? Would you enjoy joining the new club carp series for a chance to win the top prize worth nearly £400?
If so, read on. We're hoping to launch our first carp series this year, pitting 18 anglers against each other for the title of 'WDAC Carp Series Champion 2018'.
Keith 'tealeaf' Henley
Hybrid Consultant and team member
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*** PLEASE NOTE*** All 24hr matches now commence on a Saturday and conclude on a Sunday.
The 2018 Carp series will be supported and in association with Wessex Tackle and Purbeck Angling
£250 in tackle vouchers
1 years free membership
Worth nearly £400
£150 in tackle vouchers
1 years free membership
Worth nearly £300
£50 in tackle vouchers
1 years free membership
Worth nearly £200
£100 prize to the captor of the series' largest fish
The above prizes are based on 18 entrants. if we receive less than 18 entrants, the prizes will reduce accordingly. If we receive less than 12 entrants we may be forced to further adjust or cancel the series.
The 2018 series in more detail
Particulars, format & rules
Having expanded the Club portfolio last year, to include more carp waters, we're thinking it's about time we started a match series, allowing our members to battle it out for the chance to win some pretty decent prizes.
We've designed the series so that each angler has a great chance to progress to the final, also ensuring that we do not occupy Club waters for an unreasonable amount of time. The idea is that each of the 18 entrants has a schedule of 5 matches over the course of the year. In each match entrants are awarded points (1-6) based on the weight caught in that match. So 6pts for 1st place and 1pt for 6th place. The points from each heat are then tallied, providing each of the three heats with a winner. The three winners then compete for the 3 prizes on offer in a 48hr final.
Points (During the heats)
Last but certainly not least
Whilst it's important we have guidelines and rules for the series, especially as far as fish care is concerned, it's also important the series is enjoyed by all who attend. We would therefore ask all entrants to embrace the participation of juniors (if present) and to join us in the ethos of a friendly, welcoming competition.
We have deliberately capped the size of this years series to ensure we are not blocking water access to other Club members and to gauge the popularity of the event for a 2nd series in 2019. Should the event be fully booked, with anglers missing out this year, we will extend the competition next year (which may then include non-club waters) to accommodate more entrants. The way the series has been structured means we are only occupying each venue for 3 days of the year in total (so there are 362 days left free for other members)
We have consciously not included Kingsbridge within the series, mainly as this is the Club's busiest water and we don't wish to cause access issues for members who are not in the series. There are currently matches already on Packhorse and the other lakes cannot accommodate 8 anglers at once, we therefore felt it best to exclude Kingsbridge, at least for 2018.
It's the first series we've held, whilst we have diligently gone through the mechanics of the competition, there may well be further points that require consideration. We will look at these if required and make decisions on such matters before the series commences. We will welcome any comments and feedback - please email James firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.
Lastly the above prizes are based on 18 entrants. if we receive less than 18 entrants, the prizes will reduce accordingly. If we receive less than 12 entrants we may be forced to cancel the series.
We hope that the event is welcomed by the membership and proves popular. Entries will be on a first come first serve basis via the form and Paypal button below:
Series entry form and payment section
Entries will be on a first come, first serve basis
Once we have received your details from the form below, as well as your payment, we will email you to confirm your registration.
If the event becomes full before we have chance to remove this section, any monies received will be returned to you as soon as possible.
The series organiser is James Nash, who will be accompanied by Stuart Hitchman, Steve Neale and George Frost in adjudicating the matches.
James can be contacted on email@example.com regarding entry and registration. Once registered we will provide you with phone numbers for the above persons to ensure communication prior, during and post each match is accessible.
Your entry will cost £60.00 and can be paid using the Paypal button below
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What's happening over the coming months....
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>> Our Game annual meeting and AGM events are both coming up soon. Please check out the calendar on our news page for dates, times and details.
>> Our new for 2018 Carp Series starts in March. Entrants stand a chance of sharing the £1000 prize pool. Entry is £60 and allows participants to fish 5 matches and potentially a 48hr final.
>> Please can we ask ALL members to make an effort to record sightings of cormorants via our new 'cormorant watch' page. The situation is critical and we ALL need to get behind the initiative.