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Rapala announces backing of UK’s Sea Angling Classic


Rapala and its Storm, 13 Fishing and Okuma brands, are backing the first-ever Sea Angling Classic in the UK.

They have put their weight behind the event, which takes place in Portsmouth from June 15th to 19th, by offering thousands of pounds’ worth of tackle as part of the largest and most valuable prize package ever offered in a UK fishing event. The brands, distributed by Normark UK, are supporting the Charter Boat category.

The Sea Angling Classic is being organised by Angling Spirit, the same team that runs the World Predator and Carp Classic events.

Darryl Hodges, Normark UK joint Managing Director, said: “Excitement is really ramping up for what looks set to be a fantastic event. We have already supported and worked closely with some of Angling Spirit’s other events and this one looks set to raise the bar.

“There are very few big sea fishing events in the UK, so with saltwater fishing enjoying somewhat of a boom at the moment it’s great to have something on the calendar for those anglers to look forward to.”

There will be a number of activities for junior anglers, including coaching sessions and competitions, and Hodges added that was something of particular interest to his company. “It’s great that the event is also about supporting the next generation of anglers and giving them a taste of a style of fishing they normally would not have an opportunity to do. I am really looking forward to the event and where it can go in future years.”

Ross Honey, founder of the Sea Angling Classic, added: “These brands need no introduction in the fishing world and we are delighted to have them as supporters.”

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