The Great Fishing Prize Draw 2024

The results are in…

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for our Great Fishing Prize Draw 2024
The draw has taken place and our winners are:

Ali Hamidi Prize – Jonathan Ingram
The 3 John Locker Prizes – Jon Bolton, Robert Hutchinson and Andy Sage
Team Guru Prize – Michael Tomlinson
John Bailey Prize – Philip Stevens
Hywel Morgan Prize – Alistair McQuaker
Neville Fickling Prize – Andrew Napier

A huge thank all of our wonderful legends for donating their time and for making the Great Fishing Prize Draw possible. We raised just over £9k which is a fantastic addition to our campaign funds. We plan to share footage where we can of the days with our legends on social media in the coming months.


  • A 24hr session with The Grand Fishing Adventure star Ali Hamidi

  • A day shark fishing with Sea Angling star John Locker

  • Pair up with England Internationals Matt Godfrey and Frankie Gianoncelli in a head to head match with one of your mates

  • A wonderful guided fly fishing trip with Welsh International Hywel Morgan

  • 24hrs cat fishing with predator legend Neville Fickling would be your dream

  • A day’s guided barbel fishing on the Wye with best selling author and angling legend John Bailey


Seven legends of our sport have generously donated their time for free to support this amazing fundraiser.

Tickets are just £2 and you could win a session with Ali Hamidi, John Locker, Matt Godfrey and Frankie Gianoncelli, Hywel Morgan, Neville Fickling or John Bailey.

Whatever your preferred style of fishing; match, coarse, game or sea there’s a prize for you!

Simply check out the list of fabulous prizes below and decide which ones you would like to enter!  All proceeds from the draw will be used to continue our work to introduce new people to fishing and our fight to protect fish, fishing and the environment.

You can choose to take part in as many of the draws as you wish – click on the ‘enter now’ button and you’re on your way!

Tickets for the Great Fishing Prize Draw are on sale from 10am on the 15th January to 8pm on the 25th February 2024.  The draw to select our 8 lucky winners will take place on the 29th February 2024.  

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Ali Hamidi Prize

Ali Hamidi, founder and CEO of 'One More Cast' and star of 'The Grand Fishing Adventure' is one of the most recognisable faces in carp fishing.  Our lucky winner will spend 24 hours fishing with Ali, tapping into his extensive experience both at home and abroad, learning what it takes to create successful fishing content for television and hopefully catching a few lovely fish along the way. The session will take place in 2024 at a venue to be agreed between Ali and the winner.  Tackle and bait can be provided.
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John Locker Prize

This prize is for three lucky winners to spend a day fishing with John Locker, the star of youtube sensation ‘The Fish Locker’.  John will guide and coach the three winners on a shark fishing expedition aboard Anglo Dawn.  Sailing out of Falmouth, John will select the best tides to ensure a memorable trip. This is a rare chance to tap into John’s extensive knowledge and experience of these awesome fish and to spend the day with one of the most engaging characters in our sport. And don't forget - with 3 winners there are 3 chances for you to be lucky with this draw!  Tackle and bait provided – date to be confirmed in 2024 due to tides and weather conditions.
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Team Guru Prize

Win a day's match fishing for yourself and one friend with England Internationals and Guru Fishing Pros Matt Godfrey and Frankie Gianoncelli.  You’ll each partner Matt or Frankie for an exciting head to head competition that is sure to delight any seasoned match angler.  Expect a day of top tips and laughter from two of the most enthusiastic fishing fanatics on the match circuit.  Date in 2024 and venue to be agreed between Matt, Frankie and the winner.
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Ambassador - Hywel Morgan

Hywel Morgan Prize

Win a day fly fishing for one with Welsh angling star Hywel Morgan!  Hywel is well known for his television work, record-breaking fly-casting skills and achievements on the competition scene so you are in expert hands.  Join Hywel on an exclusive South Wales water.  Date in 2024 and exact venue to be agreed between the prize winner and Hywel Morgan.
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Neville Fickling Prize

This prize is a 24hr cat fishing session for one with predator specialist Neville Fickling at his own lake near Scunthorpe.  With many years’ experience, Neville has a wealth of knowledge to tap into and our winner is certain to have a memorable session.  Exact date to be agreed between Neville and the winner but will be in either April or May 2024.
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John Bailey Prize

Win a day’s fishing for one on a private beat on the Wye with author, guide, broadcaster and most recently fishing consultant to the BBC’s ‘Gone Fishing’ series John Bailey.  The winner needs to be prepared to wade and travel light as John likes to keep mobile.  You might fish half a dozen swims in a day... or even more!  One location is certain however - John will take you to fish the swim made famous by Paul and Bob in Series 1 of Gone Fishing and he'll even include a signed photo of Paul and his “double” caught there!  You'll be sure to learn new skills from the modern 'Mr Crabtree' in a glorious environment!  Date in 2024 to be agreed between John and the winner - gear can be provided.
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Thank You

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our angling legends for so generously donating their time, as well as their sponsors and supportive fisheries and venues for enabling these prize days to go ahead.  Your contribution is greatly appreciated and will significantly support our work.


Promoter: Stuart Sharp on behalf of Angling Trust, Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, HR6 8DQ.  Angling Trust is licensed by the Gambling Commission.

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