From Monday 4th April anglers who have qualified for the Daiwa Sports sponsored 2015/ 2016 Sheffield Star Club Match Angler Championships, better known for the past 39 years as ‘the Green Un Final’, can book a semi-final place by contacting match organiser Geoff Hurt. A full list of names can be found at the foot of this article.
Match entry costs £20 all-in and must be paid in advance. Please send a cheque or postal order for £20 payable to Green Un Match Anglers Championship and post it to:
Geoff Hurt, 36 Hazelbarrow Road, Jordanthorpe, Sheffield, S8 8AW. Tel: 07921 166136
Believe it or not this will be the 40th year of the competition. Forty years! And we’re proud to have Daiwa Sports on board yet again as our sponsor. Daiwa will be supplying three grand’s worth of top quality prizes and some lucky so-and-so will also be crowned Club Match Angler Champion.
As in recent years, the number of qualifiers leaves us with no choice but to stage two semi finals. Both will be staged at Hayton Lakes.
After consulting with numerous anglers and match secretaries the consensus was, could I possibly avoid Saturdays and Sundays because this conflicted with their own club calendars, hence the shift back to May’s two Bank Holiday Monday matches.
With this in mind the first semi will take place on Monday the 2nd followed by a second one on Monday 30th May. The advantage being if someone is away on holiday for one of the dates they’re probably going to be able for the other.
We wanted somewhere special for the 40th final. A venue that will potentially provide bumper weights, lots of action but without being overly peggy. That’s a near impossible ask but one venue that cries out to be used is somewhere we’ve not visited in the past, Bank End Fisheries Match Lake.
Again we’re going to avoid the weekend, instead we’ll stage the fina on the afternoon of Friday 24th June. This means we will have the whole lake at our disposal and that should help no end when it comes to fair pegging. Fishing into the evening should boost weights, too.
Most of you already know the facilities at Bank End are excellent with a superb on-site cafe and a well-stocked farm shop. Hot food is available until 1.30, perfect for an afternoon start.
Dates For Your Diary
Semi Final One: Monday 2nd May, Hayton Lakes, Kingfisher Lake
Semi Final Two: Monday 30th May, Hayton Lakes, Kingfisher Lake
Final: Friday 24th June, Bank End Fisheries, Match Lake
Have You Qualified?
If you’re already in the list below then you need to decide which semi you want to take part in and pay your pools because pegs are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis. Regular updates can be found in the Sheffield Star’s regular Friday angling column.
2015/ 2016 has been a bumper year with 250 different anglers having qualified already. If you are one then you need to decide which semi final you wish to fish and book your place. Here’s the current list in alphabetical order:
Who Can Enter?
The Club Match Angler Championships is open to all fishing clubs in the Sheffield Star circulation area – which pretty much covers the whole of South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire (Sheffield, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster).
To qualify for the semi you need to win a club match and submit the result to me, Bob Roberts, within 7 days. The competition email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d appreciate if all correspondence about the competition is sent to that address.
Win a section in the semi final and you’re automatically through to the final where 20 anglers will compete for £3,000 worth of Daiwa gear. It’s as simple as that.
Entry forms (electronic) are available from the same address.
And Just For the Reprobates and Chancers…!
Each year a whole bunch of names creep out of the woodwork claiming that I must have ‘lost’ their entry. A likely story! If you think you should be in the list and are confident that you or your match secretary submitted an entry form, feel free to plead your case, via email, by writing to: email@example.com
Please include full match details or better still, just forward the original; email. That way you are guaranteed a place.