The 10 Worm Challenge Ultimate Beach Match

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The 10 Worm Challenge Ultimate Beach Match

Post by TimR » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:52 pm

You might be interested in an unusual Shore based Sea Angling Competition that is being held on Sunday 17th March in aid of the RNLI, called The 10 Worm Challenge, everyone is welcome to compete. This event is designed to be a test of strategy and tactics in a way that most sea fishing competitions are not. Competitors need to book in at The Fountain Public House Seabrook, Kent between 8.00and 9.00am then they are free to fish ANYWHERE that they wish between 10am and 3.00pm but they are only allowed to bring 10 lugworms to fish with and no other bait.

So far we have competitors coming from as far afield as Suffolk and Wales to test their skills in this way. Some only intend to fish for 30-40 minutes but at what they believe to be the best time of the tide, others want to fish all day with tiny baits! Once booked in anglers could go to Dungeness, Deal, The Medway, basically anywhere that they wish provided they are back at The Fountain by 3.30pm.

Limiting the bait so severely 'levels the playing field' between competitors and brings a lot of skill to the event, we are hoping to attract a large entry, hopefully including lots of youngsters.

Full details can be obtained from Tim Raymond at TIM_RAYMOND@sky.com or 01303 265680

If you can put up a poster or bring this to the attention of other anglers we would be most grateful.

Best Wishes,

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Post by wannacatch1 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:28 pm

Sounds great and good fun but got a funny feeling there might be a few cheats :((



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Post by PootyTang » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:17 pm

I Like the idea . Are the fish measured or weighed and if you are a lone angler who would count as a witness ? :)

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Post by TimR » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:21 pm

Daz,

Lets be honest, it WOULD be possible to cheat.

But how sad would you have to be to cheat in a charity fund raiser when there is (deliberately) no prize money or sponsor prizes etc, just the prestige of winning a nice trophy fishing against other anglers on a totally level playing field.

If someone did cheat and win the trophy, it would sit on their mantlepiece as a permanent reminder of their shame. Anyone that is found cheating will be named and shamed (unlike some other comps where they have been kicked out of the match but not publicly named),

As the rules state you need to fish with someone else who is taking part to act as your catch witness. It can be a friend or family member but people are expected to display personal integrity and honour by only recording what they truly catch.

Please come and take part if you can, this comp should be really interesting simply because it is so different to what we normally do.

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Post by PootyTang » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:35 pm

Hi Tim . I am interested in bringing the kids .The wife wants to know if they can use handlines . Happy to give money to the RNLI .

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Post by TimR » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:53 am

PootyTang,
You are very welcome to enter the kids and yes they could use hand lines BUT must have only 10 lugworm each (no sharing bait between them, using crabs etc etc). Who knows, as there are only 10 worms each allowed, a hand line in the right place at the right time of the tide could be a good tactic!
This should be a really fun day and hopefully we will raise a bit of money for RNLI.

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Post by PootyTang » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:06 pm

Brilliant . See you soon :D

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Post by dabhand » Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:00 am

this sounds interesting and very diferent. i dont enter comps but i will try this one as i like a challenge. could be interesting

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Post by wannacatch1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:24 pm

Hi TimR hope it is a great day and fish filled and also raise alot of money for a good cause ;) ;) ;) ;)


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Post by TimR » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:34 pm

Thanks Daz, the interest in this event is amazing. I had the local newspapers on the phone this afternoon wanting to promote it and to come and film the presentation of the Cups to the winners! It should be a great day, please bring as many people along as you can and we will raise loads for RNLI.

It has been suggested that if anyone is caught cheating at this event they should not just be named and shamed, their bits should be nailed to a board - Sounds a bit Old Testament to me!

Hopefully everyone will play fair and behave, it is a charity event after all.

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Post by TimR » Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:04 pm

Seven Days to Go!

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