The environmentally-friendly Stonze™ System will be utilised at the World Carp Classic in association with Rod Hutchinson, after manufacturer Pallatrax signed a sponsorship deal.

Total Carp readers voted Stonze™ the best new product of 2003 – and participants at Lac Amance in October will be able to experience the unique product for themselves.

Pallatrax managing director Simon Pomeroy explained: “Pallatrax is proud and excited to be a sponsor of the World Carp Classic 2004. 

“What is seen as a flagship event will further highlight Pallatrax within Europe especially with competitors coming from various different countries where our products, particularly The Stonze™, are creating major interest. 

“The bonus for us is that we will also be fishing at the awesome Lac Amance – an experience we are truly looking forward to.”

In addition to becoming an event sponsor, the Dorchester-based company has entered a team of three pairs in pursuit of angling fame and fortune.

Pomeroy added: “The World Carp Classic is a great event for the participants, who get to meet like-minded individuals from other countries; while commercially it’s an ideal vehicle to showcase products to a discerning audience.”

Now moving into its sixth year, the World Carp Classic in association with Rod Hutchinson brings together carp anglers from all across the world to compete for a £10,000 first prize and a £25,000 prize table.

The 2004 World Carp Classic in association with Rod Hutchinson returns to the record-breaking Lac Amance, Foret d’Orient, in the Champagne region of France, scene of the most prolific World Carp Classic to date. In the 2001 event, the two hundred plus international field caught nearly 1 TON of carp!

The World Carp Classic in association with Rod Hutchinson is a unique 66-hour enduro event fished over three nights with four rods per pair. In addition to the fishing the event has also made a name for itself with the famous pre-match BBQ and party – and 2004 will be no different.

For the second year running the event will have an official marshalling team from Sparsholt, the specialist fishing college.

A new website at  will keep competitors informed of developments.

For an entry form or more information contact or telephone tournament headquarters on 00 (0) 44 2392 827000