THERE is still £10,000 up for grabs to any sea angler who breaks a record during the ongoing Bailiwick Autumn Angling Challenge taking place in Guernsey until the end of the year.

The event is only open to visiting anglers and prizes include holiday breaks to the islands and massive amounts of top-quality tackle, courtesy of Daiwa.  

Alderney, Guernsey, Herm and Sark make up the Bailiwick of Guernsey and any fish caught from boat or shore in October, November or December can be entered. In addition to the main prize list there are also monthly awards.

Anything is possible around these islands. The local shore-caught record list confirms the obvious – this destination is for anglers who want to spice up their lives with a bit of variety.

Autumn is prime angling time – the seas are warm seas, it’s generally mild and often windy and there’s lots of tide – fish just love it.

If you’re not in it, you can’t win it. So for more details on how to take part in the competition, on the prizes and the rules, visit www.guernseytouristboard.com/angling .

Here you can find details of transport and accommodation and lots of information about the fishing. If you don’t have access to a website phone 01481 726611 and the Guernsey Tourist Board will post you the information.

A spokesman for the GTB said the event was going very well: “We have been very pleased with the number of anglers who have entered the first month of competition – with around 30 anglers competing so far.  

“We have three fish entered for the October phase of the competition, a black bream weighing 2lb 7oz, a Dover sole at 2lb 5oz and a conger eel weighing 45lb 8oz.  There are a couple more days of the month left so no prize has been awarded for October as yet.  

“None of these have broken a Bailiwick record so the full £10,000 is still up for grabs!  The weather is gorgeous –  sunshine and blue skies so I can only encourage everyone to come over and have a go!”

 

 

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