16 April 2024

Beach angling championship kicks off on the coast

Keen anglers will descend on the East Riding coast this weekend for the 30th Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championship, kicking off with the Flattie Bash warm-up event.

The three-day beach fishing competition will take place from Friday, March 1, to Sunday, March 3, stretching from the north end of North Marine Promenade, Bridlington, to Pilot Jetty at Spurn Point.

There will be a range of prizes and fishing equipment to be won, and competitors will be able to pick up valuable experiences, tactics, skills and techniques while enjoying a fun-filled weekend meeting new and old friends. Exhibitors will also be on hand to offer expert advice and great offers on their products.

The popular Flattie Bash warm-up event will take place on Friday, with more than 300 anglers taking part, kick-starting a full weekend of angling. This catch-and-release event will be held between Fraisthorpe and Hornsea, with fishing times between 10am and 2pm.

Flattie Bash tickets are priced at £10 per person (cash only) with registration taking place on the day at Hornsea Floral Hall from 7am – 9.15am.

Councillor Nick Coultish, portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism at East Riding Council, said: “We are proud to host this prestigious angling competition on our beautiful coastline and the 30th anniversary event should the biggest and best yet.

“We look forward to welcoming visitors from across the UK & Europe to our region and providing the local visitor economy with a timely boost during the early part of the year.”

For more information about the competition, visit the European Open Beach Championship website at eobc.co.uk or the Facebook page.

Fans can also visit the Sea Angling Adventures Facebook page for live event coverage, tips and advice.