The inaugural Burghley angling show at which there is £1000’s in cash prizes on offer to the best Spey casters and overall Spey casting champion is attracting entrants from the UK and Europe, including Gordon Armstrong’s team Carron.
There is still time to enter by visiting http://www.craftshow.co.uk/countryshows/Burghley_Game__Country___Angling_Fair/ Just follow the links to complete the entry form. (Entries will be allowed on the day) The show is part of the Burghley Game, Country & Angling Fair being held on May early Bank Holiday, 3, 4 & 5 May 2008 in Stamford Lincolnshire.
The practical demonstrations schedule being given by some of the worlds top names has been announced and includes Chris Ball demonstrating carp fishing, Charles Jardine giving fly fishing master classes and destination fly fishing, Bob Nudd on match fishing techniques and pole fishing and baiting up swims and Carl Hutchinson on saltwater and distance casting. Spey casting demonstrations will be given by Tim Gaunt-Baker who is taking the overall winner of the amateur spey casting competition for 3 days fishing on the Tweed.
David Wolsoncroft-Dodds appears on Sunday and Monday as a special guest where he will demonstrate pike on the fly skills and John Bailey goes in search of trophy fish and demonstrates coarse fishing at Burghley.
The competitions are in place for everyone and cover both amateur and professional status. Prizes will be awarded on each day culminating with the Open Spey Casting competition on Monday which carries a prize of £1000 for the winner. Competitons include, Trout Distance, Salmon distance and Accuracy
Daily prizes for the first place in the 3 separate disciplines and in the Open, Ladies and junior classes. Victor Ludorum (Overall winner for all 3 disciplines, over all 3 days. Saturday and Sunday sees the amateur spey casing competition.
And on Monday 5th May a very special competition takes place – The Living Heritage Open Spey Casting competition with a top prize of £1000