The Green Un’ Club Angler Of The Year is the UK’s number one competition for club match anglers. The incredibly generous Tony Flint at Climax Tackle, Dronfield, supports the Championship to the tune of £5000 each season. With a total prize fund of around £8,000 the competition is by far the biggest of its kind in the UK.
If you win a qualifying club match you will be invited to take part in a semi final match from which 20 section winners go through to a grand final to fish for a top prize of £2000 worth of tackle vouchers.
Payouts at last years semi final were in the region of £3000 with a further £5000 paid out at the final.
The Green Un Championship has grown bigger each and every year for more than a decade. It is now a milestone in the angling calendar.
To qualify to fish the semi final, all club match winners have to do is ensure the match result is submitted to Bob at the Green’un, and then when qualifiers names are published during April, in the paper, make sure you register and pay your £15 pools in the Climax Tackle store.
The competition is restricted to clubs in the Green Un circulation area which covers Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley and Chesterfield – quite an area, eh?
The semi final is normally staged on the Mayday Bank Holiday Monday. This year it will be on Monday 4th May, 2009 at Lindholme Fisheries. This will be the first time we have used Lindholme but the competition has outgrown every other local venue. The best part of 250 anglers had qualified for the 2009 semi final BEFORE Christmas. A new record.
The semi is divided into 20 sections and the winner of each section secures a place in the grand final. For the fourth year in a row it will be fished at Wold View Fisheries, near Claxby (Market Rasen), on Humberside. The date to reserve in your diary is Sunday 17th May. Spectators are welcome.
The individual winner receives a tackle voucher worth £2000, the runner-up £1,000, third £500, fourth £300 and fifth £200 – in a 20-peg match! On top od this there are some serious cash prizes to be won in the semi final.
All-in-all a terrific not-to-be-missed competition for Northern club match anglers.