Ultimate Carp Social 2023 – Terms and Conditions

There are 4 individual concurrent prize draws under the main Ultimate Carp Social 2023 banner.  The following terms and conditions apply to each of these draws.

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There are 4 individual prize draws, running concurrently, under the main banner of Ultimate Carp Social 2023. The four prize winners will have exclusive access to Reading and District Angling Association’s Junction 12 carp lake on Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June 2023. Reported to hold up to 500 carp with 12 different known 40lb+ fish present in the 15 acre lake. Each of the four winners will partner a top carp angler for the weekend.

The winner of each of the four individual prize draws will be partnered by the following high profile anglers:

Terry Hearn – Terry is a carp-angling phenomenon and arguably the best big carp hunter the UK has ever seen. He has an uncanny ability to tune-in to his quarry’s environment, and he makes full use of what he learns applying his decades of knowledge and experience to each individual challenge. Terry’s staggering catches are the product of his skills as a carp hunter aligned with a passion for his sport that burns ever brighter with the passage of time. Our Terry Hearn prize winner is guaranteed a unique experience and to have a fantastic time learning from the master of his craft.

Oz Holness – Oz is quite simply a superb carp angler – he has caught many of the country’s most iconic carp including Two-tone and the Burghfield Common. Oz documented some of his stories in his excellent book “Forces of Nature” and is the focus of a number of social media films with Sticky Baits and Thinking Anglers. One winner will have the opportunity to fish alongside Oz for 48 hours, learning from one of the very best anglers around.

Tom Stokes – Often referred to as the nicest guy in carp fishing, Tom is an inspirational angler whose enthusiasm is infectious. Tom has caught some phenomenal fish from a variety of waters including three different highly sought after 50lb + UK common carp in recent years. Tom has embedded himself alongside the successful anglers within the Korda stable and has added to his UK success with some incredible fish from the continent. One very lucky winner will have the opportunity to partner Tom for 48 hours.

Nick Helleur – Nick is simply one of the best big carp anglers of his generation. With an incredible album of big carp, Nick has caught from an enormous variety of venues both at home and abroad. His capture of a stunning 50lb+ river Thames linear was testament to his pioneering attitude to fishing. Nick is a member of the Sticky Baits team and his Thinking Anglers vlog details a regular snapshot of his fishing adventures. Nick is known for his straight talking and quick wit and one extremely lucky winner will have the opportunity to fish with him for 48 hours.

As part of this prize our winners will enjoy takeaway curry by the bank courtesy of Reading and District Angling Association on Friday 9th and a social BBQ on Saturday 10th courtesy of Fink Food Fishing.  These are great opportunities for everyone to get together, meet one another and ask questions of the other anglers. The site is secure with water provided and an on-site toilet.

Tickets for Ultimate Carp Social 2023 will be on sale from 10am 27th April 2023 to 8pm 28th May 2023 inclusive. The draws will take place on Tuesday 30th May 2023.

Entry will be online only and each of the four draws will have a maximum of 10,000 online tickets available.

If all 10,000 online tickets available for a draw are sold prior to 28th May 2023, the online entry website for that draw will be closed early.

By entering any of the 4 draws, entrants agree to be bound by these rules:

Entry to this draw will be online only accessed via the Angling Trust website at There are no postal or telephone entries to this draw.

Each ticket for these draws will cost £5. Payment for entry is by debit card only. Entrants are limited to a maximum of 10 tickets in total across all or any of the four draws. The maximum of ten tickets may be for one or more of the draws in each transaction and applies to the entire basket across the four draws and not for each individual draw.

Tickets may be purchased by anyone of 18 years of age or older, irrespective of whether they are a member of Angling Trust or not. Entrants will need to confirm their age, their name (forename and surname) and contact details during the purchase process. No tickets to be sold to or by persons under the age of 18.

Entrants may be required to provide a copy of their driving licence or passport if we have any doubt about their age. It is an offence for anyone under the age of 16 years to participate in a lottery. The Gambling Act 2005 places a statutory duty upon the Angling Trust to verify that participants are 16 years old or over. Any underage entrants found to be using a false date of birth will have their entry invalidated. Persistent attempts by underage persons to enter the raffle through the online system may result in their email address(es) being blocked by our servers.

No cash alternative will be given. Transport to and from the venue, tackle, bait and any accommodation costs are not included in the prizes.

The winning ticket for each of the 4 draws will be drawn by random selection using a random number generator. Only one winning ticket will be drawn for each of the four draws.

The winner for each draw will be notified by email and may be contacted by telephone.

The winner of each draw consents to their contact details being shared with the organiser of each prize and consents to the Angling Trust naming them as a prize winner in subsequent Ultimate Carp Social 2023 publicity.

The names of all 4 winners will be available from Angling Trust, Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, HR6 8DQ after 30th May 2023.

All profits of Ultimate Carp Social 2023 will be used to support the work of the Angling Trust.

Angling Trust employees and directors, Fish Legal employees and committee members and immediate family of the same are not permitted to enter the draw.

Problem Gambling

Angling Trust is aware of the problems gambling may cause. If you think you might have a problem with gambling, then please visit or call the GamCare Helpline on 0808 8020 133 for information or advice on how to gamble responsibly.

The Angling Trust supports the work of GambleAware.


The Angling Trust aims to ensure that any issue regarding our raffles and draws are dealt with promptly and in confidence.

If you wish to make a complaint, then please contact our in-house membership team in any of the following ways listed below.

By telephone to our membership team on 0343 5077 006 (Option 1)

By email to [email protected]

In person, at our head office address: Angling Trust, 6 Rainbow St., Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8DQ

In writing to: Angling Trust, 6 Rainbow St., Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8DQ

Your complaint will be fully investigated, and a response issued within 10 working days.

If you are still not happy with the response the issue will then be referred to the Chairman of the Angling Trust via the address above.

If the matter cannot be resolved internally by the Angling Trust, it would then be referred to The Lotteries Council and IBAS (Independent Betting and Adjudication Service).

Your data, Privacy and GDPR

Angling Trust is committed to protecting your privacy. Data that we collect from you in connection with these draws is used lawfully in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and is used solely for the purpose of processing your purchase of draw tickets, subsequent entry into the draw, informing you if you have won a prize and, only where you consent, for providing you with information from the Angling Trust relating to Angling Trust and Fish Legal membership, events, products, services and fundraising.

You have the right to access the information we hold about you. To obtain this information, please contact us in writing at Eastwood House, 6 Rainbow Street, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 8DQ. You may be asked to provide proof of your identity prior to personal information being disclosed to you.

We respect your privacy and will not sell, rent or grant access to any of the personal data we collect about you to any third parties without your express prior permission.

We may share aggregated information to third parties. This will not contain personal information that can identify any individual person.

In making an online entry of a draw ticket, you understand that information relating to your entry in the Angling Trust’s Ultimate Carp Social 2023 will be passed on to our I.T. partner for processing purposes only.

By default, you will be opted out of receiving any promotional mailings from Angling Trust. During the entry process, you have the option to opt in to receive promotional mailings. Your decision to opt in or not, has no bearing on your entry to the draw(s). If you choose to opt in, you will receive information from the Angling Trust relating to Angling Trust and Fish Legal membership, events, products, services and fundraising. The Angling Trust is committed to controlling costs and as such would ask that you agree that wherever practical our preferred method of communication will be email. We respect your privacy and will not sell your personal information to any third party without your consent. If you do opt into promotional mailings, you can rescind your decision to opt in by contacting our membership team on [email protected] or by calling 0343 5077 006 (Option 1).

We may be obliged to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, for example to statutory bodies such as the Gambling Commission or other government bodies.


Angling Trust shall not be liable to you for any loss or damage suffered by you arising from:

Any delays or failures in the postal service or other delivery methods used by Angling Trust, our partners or you from time to time.

Any delays or failures in any systems used by Angling Trust, our partners or you to transmit e-mails.

Any failure in any software or other systems used by Angling Trust or our partners for the administration of the draw.

Any delays of failures in the banking system used by Angling Trust or you.

Any failure to enter your ticket(s) into the draw.

Any event beyond the reasonable control of Angling Trust.

Angling Trust shall not be liable to you in contract, tort, negligence or otherwise for any indirect or consequential loss suffered by you in relation to your participation in the draw (including loss of the opportunity to enter the draw and / or the chance of winning a prize).

Proper Law and Jurisdiction

The Laws of England and Wales shall govern the interpretation and/or enforcement of these rules and all entrants hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


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