Anglers are uniting together to support the NFA England teams as the first week of ‘Go Fishing with a Star’ comes to a close having raised over £400 with one day still to go. Anglers are jumping at the chance to meet their angling idols and spend a day’s fishing with some of the greatest names in the sport.
The NFA is providing this ultimate of angling experiences to the highest bidder in an online auction on eBay in an attempt to raise sufficient funds to send our England team for Anglers with Disabilities and Veterans team to the World Championships this summer.
With the first auction of Will Raison, Stuart Conroy and Sean Ashby coming to a close, the second round of anglers will be uploaded onto eBay on 8th May 10am where anglers can bid for their favourite star until 15th May at 10am. The stars up for grabs include none other than angling legend Bob Nudd who will be offering his services at Pisces Country Park, Richard O’ Connor at Brookside Fishery in Warrington and recent Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier Darren Cox at Barston.
The third set of auctions will kick off on 15th May and finish on 22nd May where anglers will have a chance to fish with England Ladies team manager, Tommy Pickering at either Lindholme or Hayfield Lakes. There will also be the chance to fish with recently named England internationals Des Shipp at Viaduct and Steve Gardener at Willinghurst Fishery.
Anglers have an opportunity to join the auction where they will be able to bid for the chance to have a day’s fishing with their favourite star. The coaching session will be for two anglers, who will wherever possible receive complimentary breakfast upon their arrival and a day ticket for their day’s fishing.
There are twelve anglers up for grabs over the next four weeks including Alan Scotthorne, Tom Pickering, Denis White, Stuart Conroy, Richard O’Connor, Sean Ashby, Darren Cox, Dave Harrell, Des Ship, Will Raison, Steve Gardener, and Bob Nudd. Over the course of the next four weeks the NFA will be uploading three stars that anglers can bid for the pleasure of a day’s coaching and help raise funds for our England teams.
To be in with a chance of winning your fishing session with any of these stars, anglers will need to make a bid through eBay allowing you to track bids from other anglers and make sure that you are the number one bid when the auction ends.
‘Go Fishing with a Star’ is the creation of Dick Clegg OBE, NFA International Events Director to raise funds for the England team for Anglers with Disabilities who will be fishing in Germany and the inaugural Veterans team who will be fishing in Portugal this July.
Successful anglers will need to bring their own equipment, but will again where possible have their bait provided for them. The NFA guarantees that all funds raised from the bidding process will go towards supporting your England teams at the World Championships.