Chatham, United Kingdom, February 27, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The Winnerweb fly-fishing challenge will officially launch at the Spring Fly-Fishing Show at the Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire, on Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March, by the UK’s pre-eminent fly fisherman Charles Jardine and the Winnerweb team.
Staged over five heats, two semi-finals and a final, the competition will be open to all, offering entrants a couple of different ways to enter. Entrants can log on to www.winnerweb.net and pay £1 to enter a game of skill; or book through the Winnerweb Challenge website and pay £35 entrance fee.
Fly-fishers attending the exhibition will be able to enter the competition at the show by logging onto Winnerweb’s online competition website for a £1 stake for the chance to win a place in the heats.
Initial heats will be staged over five weekends in April and May at the following venues:
Blithfield, Staffordshire – 4th April 2009
Eyebrook, Leicestershire – 11th April 2009
Wimbleball, Somerset – 16th May 2009
Stocks, Lancashire – 17th May 2009
Scotland – Venue to be confirmed – 30th May 2009
Semi-finals will be held in June with the grand final held on June 21st at
Toft Newton, Lincolnshire.
There will be £10,000 in cash prizes awarded and every competition entrant will receive a goody bag worth over £40, containing a fly box and set of flies, international hook gauge and fly lob. The top 40 contestants from each heat will go through to the semi-finals. Each of the semi-finalist contestants will also receive a premiere goody bag sponsored by top equipment manufacturers and retailers.
“This is a fabulous venture and one which I know will excite fly-fishers the length and breadth of the country. I am proud to be associated with Winnerweb.” Charles Jardine commented. He went on to say. “I do not make it a habit to endorse competitions but Winnerweb came to me with such an exciting proposition. Some of our venues are going to be entirely new to competition fly-fishing and the rest are among the best in the UK. This event is going to be the ‘must fish’ competition for all fly-fishers who want to test their skills in some of the best waters available.”
As a special prize, to the youngest qualifier in each semi-final and the youngest finalist as well, Charles Jardine is offering “A Day with Jardine” at a top UK fly-fishing location. A specially commissioned print of one of Charles paintings will be awarded to another successful angler.
With new waters, great cash prizes and the chance to be the Winnerweb Fly-Fishing Challenge winner of 2009; plus the opportunity to get some great tips from one of the UK’s best fly-fishermen, competition places will fill fast. Fly Fishers who don’t want to miss out on this exciting new venture should ensure they book a place or enter the competition online to win a place at one of the five venues.
Winnerweb Limited is an online competition provider. Winnerweb offers luxury, high-end and rare prizes through Spot the Ball competitions.
Charles Jardine is the pre-eminent fly fisherman of his generation. Charles was recently honoured the prestigious Ambassador Award by the Federation of Fly Fishers. Writing, painting, illustration, public speaking, TV and radio and fly tying are just a few of Charles’s skills.
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