Since its humble beginnings at a small fishery called Shepherds Way, in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire run by Barnet and District Angling Club in 2013, the Sport Stars Fishing Championship has already gained considerable pace. It is recognised as being an enjoyable fundraising event, attracting many well known personalities from sports, music and television.
After holding the event for two years at the Shepherds Way lake and with numbers growing the event had outgrown the fishery. So in 2015, the third Championship was held on Blunham Lake, a larger, mixed species lake on the well known Manor Farm fishing complex in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. In 2018 the event was held for the first time at Gold Valley Lakes in Aldershot. This year we are staging the championship at the beautiful Tunnel Barn Fishery in Warwickshire.
People who have fished in the event include,
PDC world champions Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson, Rob Cross & Adrian Lewis, Boxing world champions Anthony Crolla, Glenn McCrory, Darren Barker, George Groves, Josh Warrington, Robin Reid & Nicky Cook, 6 time Snooker World Champion Steve Davis OBE, 3 time Snooker World Champion Mark Williams MBE, Matchroom and PDC chairman Barry Hearn, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, Olympic decathlete Dean Macey, Rugby World Cup winner Stephen Thompson MBE, Matchplay Champion Rod Harrington, World ranked heavyweights Dillian Whyte & Dereck Chisora, 9 time PDC major champion James Wade, Premier League star Stephen Bunting, Actor Jake Wood, Musician Dappy, Rugby League stars Jamie Jones Buchanan, Josh Charnley, Dom Crosby & Tom Briscoe. Fishing presenter Ali Hamidi, Football and Darts presenter Jacqui Oatley MBE, ITV racing presenter Matt Chapman, Former darts star and TV personality Bobby George, European Super Bantamweight Champion Spencer Oliver, WBO International Champion Mark Prince OBE, BDO World Champion Scott Mitchell, 10 time BDO Ladies Champion Trina Gulliver MBE, Netball International Pamela Cookey, European Welterweight Champion Sam Eggington, British Super Middleweight Champion Paul Smith, Professional angler Steve Collett, PDC pros Darren Webster, Ian White, Steve Brown, Richie Howson, Ronnie Baxter and former PDC pro and now TV commenator Chris Mason, Jockey Hayley Turner OBE, International footballers David Seaman MBE & Jimmy Bullard, 2003 Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson MBE & rugby union international Micky Skinner.
Total Weight: 28KG's
Team Dalroad Norslo
Total Weight: 23.7KG's
Total Weight: 22.6KG's
Total Weight: 21.5KG's
Total Weight: 21.1KG's
Professional angler representing Anglers Mail.
Steve managed to land a total of 17lb 1oz to win the 2015 event.
PDC Professional currently playing on the Challenge Tour.
Richie finished in second place just 1lb and 2oz behind the winner.