AT & CRT Boddington Classic
The AT & CRT Boddington Classic (previously Stillwater Championships) is an Angling Trust competition run in conjunction with the Canal & River Trust and is a series of qualifiers held at Boddington Reservoir.
For 2020 5x 48-peg qualifiers will be held, with the top 6 section winners from each qualifier going through to a 40-peg Grand Final on 22nd August. For the Grand Final there will be prize money awarded to the top four with the amount dependent on sell out of all qualifiers subject to entries and sponsorship. The winner will also being crowned the Angling Trust and Canal & River Trust CRT Boddington Classic Champion 2020.
Qualifier 1 – Saturday 20th June 2020
Qualifier 2 – Sunday 5th July 2020
Qualifier 3 – Saturday 18th July 2020 (originally 16th May)*
Qualifier 4 – Saturday 1st August 2020
Qualifier 5 – Tuesday 4th August 2020 (originally 31st May)*
Grand Final – Saturday 22nd August 2020
*any tickets for the original date will be automatically transferred to the new date.
Wet and overcast conditions greeted the 40 finalists to this year’s Boddington Classic Final, however the fish responded well to the cooler conditions and fed well. The favoured beach area did produce some good weights as anticipated, but it was peg 84 that threw up the winner.
Jake King (Trabucco/Bag Em Baits) fished an excellent match on the bomb and pellet, to take 27 carp to 6kg and secure the title of ‘Boddington Classic Champion 2019’ and a cheque for £1682 with a superb weight of 112.775kg.
Tony Johnson (Deeping St James) drew peg 97 on the beach and just fell short with 26 carp to 7kg caught on wafters and hybrid feeder for 96.200kg. Close by at peg 93 was Richard Edmunds (Free Spirit) who also caught 26 carp on wafter and method fished at long range for 90.400kg.
The Angling Trust would like to thank the Canal & Rivers Trust and their team at Boddington Reservoir for co-organising the competition and special thanks to Dick & Sheila Pilkington for almost single handedly running the competitions in recent years and wish them a happy retirement in the near future.
Next year’s event will extend to five qualifiers to keep up with demand, but will be reduced to 48 pegs with 8 people qualifying through from each round.
Tickets will go on sale later in the year through the booking site, so watch this space and the Facebook page for updates.
1. Jason King. 112.775kg
2. Tony Johnson 96.200kg
3. Richard Edmunds 90.400kg