Bait-Tech Classic 2010 Preview
Fishing Information call 01726 862519
As part of the extensive revamp of the Angling Times/Van Den Eynde Clubman scheme, Angling Times and Bait-Tech have secured a sensational deal with White Acres for a special three-day festival at the Cornish complex exclusively for Clubman members.
The Bait-Tech Classic will run from Tuesday July 20 until Thursday July 22 and is the ideal mid-summer break for a group of mates looking to get away from it all without entering into the big match festival scene.
You’ll be fishing against fellow club anglers for great prizes and cash all within the confines of White Acres well-stocked lakes both on and off-site and it couldn’t be cheaper with a four man caravan costing as little as £145 per person.
This price covers a full week’s stay at White Acres starting on Saturday July 17 and finishing the following Saturday July 24. Match dates will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday leaving you with four spare days on your hands to do what you like from getting some serious practice in to a few well-earned beers.
You might even want to watch the Fish O’Mania final with a jar or two in the White Acres bar when you arrive on the Saturday or hit nearby Newquay for the legendary nightlife - the choice is yours! The presentation will be on Thursday night in the White Acres bar leaving you the evening to get stuck into the booze to celebrate or drown your sorrows!
Venues to be used
Day one will see the 60 anglers split into two groups of 30. One will fish nearby Trewaters and the other the Twin Oaks Lake on site. These groups will then swap on the following day to fish the other water. The final day will take all 60 to Porth Reservoir just a 10 minute drive from White Acres. This will have an overall payout as listed above plus section payouts.
Deciding the section you fish
Anglers will assemble for the draw on Tuesday morning and form a queue for either Twin Oaks or Trewaters Lakes. There will be 30 pegs in each. Those who draw Twin Oaks will fish here on day one and then swap to Trewaters on day two, the draw following exactly the same lines. At Porth all 60 pegs will be in the bag and the draw will run as per any normal open match.
Anglers will score a point for winning their section down to 5 points for coming last in section. These points will then be added up at the end of the week with the angler having the lowest section score winning. In the event of a tie on points section countback will be used, then aggregate weight.
The two examples below detail the breakdown for each angler. These include accommodation and fishing permits but not entry into the competition and the pools each day, which will be additional.
A caravan that sleeps four with parking next to van - £185 per person
A caravan that sleeps four with NO parking next to van - £145 per person
Pools & payouts - (all monies based on 60 anglers fishing)
Entry money is £100 per angler x 60 = £6,000
Section winners (paying by default)
Payout is 1st in section @ £40 and 2nd in section @ £30
£70 per section x 3 sections per lake x 2 lakes @ 30 pegs = £420 per day
Top three paid out per 30 peg lake (two in use)
Total = £300
Total prize winnings per Lake on day one:
Trewaters £720 and Twin Oaks £720: Day one payout £1,440
On day two the payout is run on exactly the same lines as above giving another total of £1,440 while day three moves to Porth Reservoir with an all in open match. There will be 12 sections of five anglers paying the same amounts (i.e. section first and second). Total here is £70 x 12, totalling £840. The overall top six anglers will also be paid as below:
1st - £125
2nd - £115
3rd - £105
4th - £95
5th - £85
6th - £75
Total day three payout: £1,440.
Total of all three days daily payout = £4,320
1st - £300
2nd - £250
3rd - £225
4th - £200
5th - £175
6th - £150
7th - £125
8th - £100
9th - £75
10th - £50
Total overall payout = £1,650
Total of daily payout and overall payout = £5,970
The remaining £30 will be held back in case of emergencies such as ties. If it is not needed, it will be added to the overall payout at the end of the festival.
As well as the pools, Clubman sponsors Bait-Tech have put together a huge prize package to cover section winners, lake top threes and the overall top ten. This includes pellets, groundbaits, boilies, pastes and clothing to name but a few things!
How to enter
If all that tickles your taste buds, how do you sign up? Give Kirsty Byrne at White Acres a call on 01726 862526 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org Kirsty deals with all of White Acres festival bookings and can answer any queries you may have. Please note that only booking via Kirsty will be accepted – do not phone Parkdean Holidays direct! Debit and credit cards and cheques are accepted, but the £100 pools money must be paid in cash before the fishing starts. You’ll also need your Clubman membership number on hand for proof of entry so don’t lose that membership card!