The Sea Angling Classic Roadshow gets underway on 19 March, and everyone is invited to join.
Beginning in Portsmouth, before rolling into nine other locations, the roadshow is a UK tour designed to reveal the incredible Prize Boat and get the nation excited about the sport of fishing and the upcoming Sea Angling Classic competition taking place over 15 – 19 June based in Portsmouth and using the diverse Solent fishing grounds.
Visitors to the roadshow will be able to get hands on with the Sea Angling Classic top prize – the Extreme 745 Game King boat and trailer with a Mercury V8 4.6lt Pro XS 250 engine, fitted out with the Lowrance® Ultimate Fishing System. There will also be the opportunity to meet expert anglers to find out the best bait, rods, reels to use, with event partners Penn, Rapala and Okuma, and other partners including insurance experts Pantaenius, and Wetwheels who provide fishing opportunities for disabled people on specially adapted boats. Fishing electronics specialist Lowrance® will also be there with their Technical Support Unit providing advice on the best electronic equipment to use, how to use it, and giving free software updates to owners who already have Lowrance units.
The roadshow begins on 19 March in Gunwharf Quays, which is uniquely positioned on the beautiful waterfront setting in Portsmouth’s historic Harbour. The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth will be attending at 12 noon to officially reveal the Prize Boat for the very first time.
“Portsmouth and the harbour is the home of the Sea Angling Classic, so naturally we want to begin the roadshow here and reveal the Prize Boat right by the water where the fishing will be taking place,” said Ross Honey, founder of the Sea Angling Classic.
Ross continued: “We are looking forward to taking this cracking roadshow across the country to help inspire young and old anglers alike and attract new ones. So, if you have ever been curious about sea fishing, lures, rods, and reels, then this is the tour for you. And, best of all, it is all free.”
“We hope the live roadshow, along with the actual Sea Angling Classic event taking place in June, will inspire children and adults alike to have a go at angling. The roadshow and the showcase of the Prize Boat provides a unique glimpse into the world of sea fishing, the boats, engines and equipment, and the fun and camaraderie that the sport entails.”
The tour will visit 10 locations throughout March and will be free to attend and open to the public:
|Saturday 19 March||Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3TZ||11.30-13.00|
|Saturday 19 March||Weymouth Angling Centre, Commercial Road, Weymouth, DT4 8NF||15.45-18.00|
|Sunday 20 March||Pantaenius at Queen Anne’s Battery, Marine Building, 1 Queen Anne Place, Plymouth, PL4 0FB||12.00-16.00|
|Monday 21 March||Portishead Marina, Newfoundland Way, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7DF||15.00-19.00|
|Tuesday 22 March||Cardiff Bay Yacht Club, Ferry Road, Cardiff, CF11 0JL||15.00-19.30|
|Wednesday 23 March||Normark UK – home of Rapala, Okuma and Storm,
The Development Centre, Fosse Walk, Nottingham, NG12 3HG
|Thursday 24 March||Glasgow Angling Centre, 1 The Point Retail Park, 29 Saracen Street, Glasgow, G22||15.00-20.00|
|Friday 25 March||Edinburgh Angling Centre, Unit E, Granton Retail Park, 65 West Harbour Road, Granton, Edinburgh, EH5 1PW||15.00-20.00|
|Saturday 26 March||Humber Cruising Association, 129 Cleethorpes Road,
Grimsby, DN31 3QF
|Tuesday 29 March||Sovereign Harbour Yacht Club, 3 Harbour Quay, Eastbourne, BN23 6JH||12.00-19.00|