MDL Marinas to host new Sea Angling Classic
MDL’s Northney Marina will be hosting the all new Sea Angling Classic in 2022.
This international invitational competition also aims to bring together a variety of organisations involved in environmental clean-ups and research, education, business and conservation while encouraging the next generation of anglers.
But first, this year, a three-day launch event will take place 23-25 July. That will include a boat parade up Chichester Harbour to the start line for a televised invitational competition involving media, guests (including MDL berth holders) and anglers, alongside other shore acctivities before an evening prizegiving on Sunday 25 July.
Throughout the weekend, a special children’s fishing academy will be run by the Angling Trust, aimed at bringing newcomers into the sport.
“This will be an event like no other, encompassing a vast spectrum of events and initiatives covering conservation and the environment, vital marine research, education, business networking and a boost to the local economy as well as the welfare of the wide range of fish species in the Solent,” says Angling Spirit and Sea Angling Classic founder, Ross Honey.
“We are now formally inviting media and friends as our guests to attend the launch function and be part of history in the making, competing for great prizes while also experiencing the thrills and excitement of what will be in store for those at the full competition in summer 2022.
“It’s really great to be working with the team at Northney Marina on the Sea Angling Classic media launch. The space and facilities are ideal for hosting an event of this nature, especially the fact you can access the marina at any state of the tide.
“For the competitors bringing their boats by trailer, there’s plenty of space to manoeuvre and the ramp is easy to use. Also, having such direct access to the pontoons and shoreline will be fantastic for the children’s fishing academy.
“There will be as much activity going on ashore as there will be on the water during the event and, with all of the flags flying, Northney Marina will look fantastic. The locations of Northney and MDL’s other Solent based marinas are perfect, making MDL a fantastic partner to be working with.”
“We’re very excited to be hosting the very first Sea Angling Classic next year, and the upcoming launch event,” says Claire Kennedy, marina manager at Northney. “It’s set to be a really fun, family focused event and we look forward to welcoming people from the local area to the marina to enjoy the multitude of activities and hospitality on offer.”