2017 Prizes

1st Prize: Custom 7′ 6″ 3wt Glass Rod

Win a specially crafted glass rod, created from Bloke Rods components!

In the spirit of doing your own thing, our top prize for 2017 is a true one-off rod, created from glass fibre using Bloke Rods components. Light yet incredibly strong, this retro material performs beautifully and is making its own cult comeback these days. Our top prize, with a fetching grey/mocha finish, would be absolutely spot on for the fly angler stalking dace, chub, roach and other species at close quarters. For more on the world of custom built rods and blanks that are still proudly made in Britain, see: www.bloke-rods.co.uk

Runner Up Prize: Handmade Wood-Framed Sunglasses from Old Youth (RRP: £49.99)

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From the moment we set eyes on the beautiful handmade goods of Old Youth, we knew we had a great match for the competition and our growing community of anglers! Why spend over £100 on anonymous, big-brand shades from Costa or Ray-Ban, when you could have a fantastically original pair of polarising fishing glasses from these guys at less than half the price? Lovingly and independently made using real wood, these not only help you spot fish but have a unique natural style all of their own. Our prize pair also come in a special wooden presentation box. See the website for further ideas, including a range of special watches, phone covers and other brilliant fishing gifts and accessories here: http://oldyouth.co.uk

Top 10 Highly Commended Entries:

The other entries that make up our top 10 will also receive a special prize for their efforts, with the winners choosing between an exclusive Fly For Coarse T-Shirt or a pack of special Turrall “Flies For Coarse Fish” (including selections for pike, perch, chub, roach and rudd).