DUE to unforeseen circumstances, the National Federation of Anglers ‘National Championship for Anglers with Disabilities,’ scheduled for Saturday, August 30, 2003, on Makins Phase 3 Fishery at Wolvey near Coventry, has been relocated to Border Fisheries at Crewe on Saturday, September 6, 2003.

“There is a strict criterion for anglers with disabilities and unfortunately some of the pegs did not meet our Risk Assessment” said local organiser and NFA Disabled Team England manager, Brian Turner adding: “The disabled event has specific requirements and British Waterways is currently working on the problems we highlighted at Makins.”

The prestige 80-pegger will now be split on two waters with only the best pegs being used. Sixty-four pegs will be used on the ‘Canal’ lake and 31 on ‘Stacey’s’. “The waters hold good stocks of barbel, carp, rudd, tench and roach and the fishery complex is ideal for pole tactics in addition to waggler and feeder techniques” said Brian Turner.

The important National Championship has been put back a week to give the competitors more time to practice.
“I don’t expect the competitors to complain about the change of venue. Their safety has to come first and as the new venue has stacks of fish the anglers will be too busy to complain,” said Turner.