Barclays Bank (Spreadeagle) National Angling Championships
I would like to thank you for hosting our 2012 National Championship, which can only be described as AWESOME.
Many of our anglers have been attending the event for over 30 years and the match at Solhampton has been described by many of those competing as the ‘best ever’, a lot of the credit for which is down to you, your friendly catering team and your wonderful scenic fishery.
For my part as organiser, you are to be congratulated on being able to remove the stress that inevitably arises when organising a two day competition for 78 anglers and 13 teams, from as far afield as North Yorkshire, East Anglia and Kent.
The stocking of the lakes and the consistent quality fishing on all six lakes is superb, with many 100lb weights caught on all lakes during both our Individual and Team event resulting in two amazing matches. The pegs are flat, clean and vegetation is well trimmed.
Thank you for inviting Carl Jones (Maver) and Karl Stephens (Colmic) to offer advice and guidance at no extra cost to our club; this was a very welcome surprise and went down very well with the anglers. Can I also thank you for the speed and efficiency of the weigh in by you and your two guests.
The facilities are perfect for holding large events such as ours, from the ample parking, the large café where we held our AGM, had hearty breakfasts and hot after match meals, all prepared and served by friendly staff.
From start to finish the whole experience was flawless and exceeded my expectations; there is no doubt that we will be returning to Solhampton again in the very near future.
Tight LinesIan Davis
West Midlands Region