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European Open Beach Fishing Championship at Sand-Le-Mere Holiday Village 8-10 March


Exibiting at the European open beach championship next week end


Some information about it here




Will showing the latest in Alcedo gear including the new Meditereanea series of rods


Lucky entrants get a free spool of Dip Cromium Marine or Cromium cast line with my compliments.


Rods will be available to test on the day



beach comp





Records set to tumble at Europe’s Biggest Beach Angling Event


The record breaking European Open Beach Championship, Europe’s largest beach angling festival, is well on course to smash yet more milestones with the confirmation of the historic £35,000 prize fund.


The huge prize pot has resulted in a massive surge in entries for this year’s 20th anniversary competition which will smash the current world record and see over 1000 competitors descend on the East Yorkshire coast in March to battle for the crown of European Open Beach Champion and drive away with a brand new Peugeot 107.


A targeted marketing and promotional campaign across the UK and throughout Europe has resulted in overseas entrants from Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Poland as well hundreds from all corners of the UK. Anglers from a dozen countries are expected in the East Riding to compete in the hugely popular weekend which continues to attract ever increasing numbers of new faces despite the continued economic conditions.


The Beach Fishing extravaganza, which is organised by East Yorkshire Events is an enormous economic boost for the whole coastal area. Local businesses will benefit from over £1/2 Million which is spent within the East Yorkshire region in what is normally a very quiet time of the year.


Kieran Lawry from East Yorkshire Events said,


“We are really excited for this year’s 20th anniversary event and the celebrations will be fantastic. Not only have we increased the prize fund but the change to a new bigger venue at Sand-Le-Mere Holiday Village gives us a great opportunity to continue the growth and development of the event.


The response so far has been unbelievable and we have been inundated with enquiries for tickets and accommodation. The Holiday Park accommodation sold out in just over a week and that is all down to the buzz that this year’s event has generated. We can’t wait to welcome such large number of first time visitors as well as our old friends to the area and showcase what a fantastic place East Yorkshire is.


The big increase in interest from across Europe is a fantastic reward for all the time, hard work and effort spent promoting the event on the continent. The championship is a massive boost for the area’s economy in a traditionally quiet period and continues our commitment of delivering World class events in the East Riding of Yorkshire.”


The weekend starts on Friday 8th March with the eagerly anticipated EOBC Flattie Bash held on Hornsea North Beach and is the ideal preparation for the weekend’s main competition









Although this Festival of Beach Fishing now attracts the cream of European shore angling it remains true to its original values of offering a fun and enjoyable event for all the family that is open and accessible to all.


With separate sections dedicated to junior girls and boys as well as senior women’s and men’s competitions, the fully inclusive nature of the event really makes it stand out.


They will all be aiming to emulate last year’s overall winner and local man Stuart Voase from Withernwick who walked away with £4000 and the crown of European Champion.


Tickets are available for the competition and can be purchased at




or by cheque/postal order to;


EY Events, Room JF73, County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA. (made payable to East Riding of Yorkshire Council)




• East Yorkshire Events is the Conference and Events Department for East Riding of Yorkshire Council. • The competition started in 1992 as the Bridlington Open Beach Championship. It then became the British Open Beach Championship in 1998 as the event grew in size, finally changing to the European Open Beach Championship in 2009. • In 2012 the number of competitors that entered the Championship was 900. • The event generates an estimated economic impact of over £ ½ Million for the economy of the East Riding of Yorkshire. • Visit our website for information on this and other great events at www.eyevents.co.uk