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VIP Launch of the Sea Angling Classic

23rd July @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Time – 19:00 – 21:45

A unique international fishing competition will be launched this July on England’s south coast, tying together environmental clean-ups and research, education, business and conservation while encouraging the next generation of anglers.

The Sea Angling Classic will start in style from July 23rd to 25th on the south coast with a major media event, which will introduce the full competition set to take place in 2022, reeling in 400 boats and an estimated 1,200 anglers in the diverse and prolific Solent.

This will be a dynamic and high-profile event that has already captured the imagination of supporters and sponsors alike.

The Sea Angling Classic has been created by Angling Spirit, the organisation behind the hugely successful World Carp Classic, World Predator Classic and World Street Fishing competitions, which are followed all over the world via TV programmes and a live Leader board app.

Much More than just another fishing event!

But the initiative is much more than simply a sea fishing competition. Throughout the three days of the launch, there will be a major emphasis on conservation and the environment, with daily beach clean-ups and a focus on importance of the Solent’s flora and fauna, including its native seagrass.
The Angling Trust will be bringing newcomers into the sport with a special children’s fishing academy running each day.

With support from the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, the Local Enterprise Partnership and businesses in the region, the Sea Angling Classic is one all-encompassing venture with multiple benefits.

The fun commences at Northney Marina on Friday, July 23rd with a launch reception coupled with event partner introductions and displays, a complimentary gin bar courtesy of Mermaid Gin and a hog roast.
The following two days will see a boat parade up Chichester Harbour to the start line for a televised invitational competition involving 150 media, guests and anglers, alongside the shore clean-ups and children’s fishing academy before an evening prizegiving on Sunday, July 25th.

Aside from the conservation and educational benefits, the Sea angling Classic will also be a major boost to the local economy.

Ross McNally, CEO of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, who have pledged its full support, said: “There is a lot of enthusiasm about this from the business communities. It actually sits squarely with the aims and objectives of businesses right across the Solent. This is so much more than just the event itself. When we see how we can engage with schools, the young people and the next generation, how it’s about supporting the environment and clean growth, these are what businesses are picking up on and being really enthusiastic about.”

This event is a VIP launch event on the Friday and is free to members of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce. If you wish to attend this event, please email



23rd July
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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