Sunday, 15 March 2009
Saturday, 14 March 2009
This years Team Selection Final will take place over the weekend of 5th & 6th of September on the Cambridgshire Fens; around our chosen base of Whittlesey near Peterbourough. After the well publicised problems of a few years back, the Fenland drains and rivers have come alive again with large shoals of prey fish and numbers of predators; and we are earnestly looking forward to the warmer and drier weather conditions September offers along with some excellent fishing..
I have included a list of Hotels & Guest Houses in Whittlesey with contact details for each, to allow you to make your own choice as regards to price and personal requirements.
Registration will be held in the car park of the Hero of Aliwal Hotel on the Saturday from where entry fees will be collected, weigh cards issued and scales checked for accuracy. Fishing is expected to commence by no later than
Entry for this years event is £40, inclusive of day tickets for both days, BPS administration fee and pools which will be paid out to the top 3 placed anglers for each day, with a cash prize for the captor of the largest pike overall, most pike overall, plus the smallest Pike overall. Please Note that ALL CHEQUES MUST be sent to our treasurers Stu and Louise, by the end of July. Entries received after this date, especially those who wish to pay on the day will be charged £45. So pay early to save yourself that extra Fiver!
As usual we shall be holding a raffle to help raise the funds required to run the BPS and in part financing some of the costs involved in getting the team over to
Please note that due to the nature of the fishing and distances to be covered combined with steep banks in places, that this match does not favour those with disabilities. You are still more than welcome to come along and compete at your own risk, but be aware of the problems to be faced. We look forward to seeing you there in September for a few beers in the hotel in the evening, some great banter and hopefully some superb fishing.
The Hero of Aliwal,
The Falcon Hotel,
The Bee Inn,
The Boat Inn,
Cobwebs Guest House, 21
Conifers Guest House, 44 High
Stuart Parker & Louise Hunns, Hon Treasurers, British Pike Squad, 81 Ladys Drove, Emneth, Wisbech, Cambridgsehire, PE14 8DF.
This magnificent fish fell to tandem mounted wobbled spratts fished slowly across a crystal clear river. James saw the fish follow his bait across the river before engulfing the bait.
15 arm aching minutes later this fish was the result.
James enjoyed his first ever national Team Selection Final last November narrowly missing out an an immediate place in this years British Squad to face the Irish ain October on British soil, however as reserve he will still have a large part to play for Great Britain.