Do you fancy joining the Match Fishing team at the World Championship in Hungary, in September? Well, here’s your big chance! We’ve joined forces with leading travel agent Hallmark Travel to put together a package for our readers to join us on the big weekend, where you will be able to watch the likes of Will Raison, Alan Scotthorne and Steve Gardener do battle against teams such as Italy, France and Hungary. It will be the trip of a lifetime, especially if you’ve never been to a World Championship before.

Match Fishing editor Dave Harrell said: “If there is sufficient interest, we hope to arrange a trip to the World Champs every year from now on.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have taken part in these events in the past and, believe me, they are very special occasions that I am certain our readers will enjoy.

“We spoke to several travel agents before we found one that could perfectly tailor the trip to suit what we wanted and I’m confident that, with Hallmark Travel, this will be the start of some interesting years ahead.

“The trip is open to all the Home Nations’ supporters and their partners, and there is plenty to see and do in what I think will be a fantastic two days of match fishing at the highest level. We’ve also included two days in Budapest for any non-anglers who are joining us, for shopping, sightseeing, or simply taking in the atmosphere of one of Europe’s top cities.” 

The group will fly out from Heathrow on Wednesday, September 5th, for two nights’ accommodation with breakfast, at a hotel in the heart of Budapest before moving on for three nights’ bed and breakfast at a hotel a short distance from the World Championship match length. The party will return on Monday, September 10th, and the cost of the five-night trip is £546 per person, which includes accommodation, return flights and all coach transfers (insurance is not included). The trip is fully ATOL and ABTA bonded.

Places for the first Match Fishing World Championship trip are limited, so to guarantee your seat on the plane you will need to move quickly. Anyone interested in joining the group should contact Hallmark Travel direct at 3 West Street, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4EY. Tel: 01342 312305, or fax: 01342 317934.