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Ramsey Angling Festival 2018

Will you be crowned the champion?

Take part and compete for the £1,000 top prize!

Ramsey Angling Club has held big money competitions around the Isle of Man's northern beaches since the early 1980s. Their events attract many of the top anglers from all over the UK and Ireland, including World Champion Alan Price, Welsh Internationals Pete Corker and Shane Russell, English Internationals Martyn Reid, Richard Yates and current world number one Saul Page.

Over the years the Festival has gradually changed, reducing from a four day match to three days to make it easier for visiting anglers. It is now a competition on measure and release. The heaviest fish competitions have been dropped, meaning it's an out and out match. This enables the organisers to offer Penn points for the overall winners and zone winners; anglers will also be able to pick up valuable Penn points in the Matchman's open which is an extra match taking place on the morning of the presentation.

The Festival has three beach legs that are pegged and zoned, with points awarded from low to high; if there is a tie it will be decided on count back. The following venues have been chosen but won't be confirmed until the last minute after checking the weather forecasts, etc. to ensure the optimum conditions - Point West, Manxmatch, Harolds Boat House and reserve venues Dogmills and the Vollan.

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The 2018 event will take place between Thursday 21st June and Saturday 23rd June 2018. Last year's event saw no less than a dozen different species caught during the Festival.

Again this year welcome support has been received from high end tackle producers such as Anyfish Anywhere and Asso Line, as well as local tackle shops All Round Fishing and Kelvins Tackle.

The Festival entry fee is £60 for the three day match.  There is an estimated prize fund in excess of £4,500: the entry includes pools with a guaranteed £1,000 first prize, as well as zone prizes for the top three in zone each day. Last year's winner walked away with over £1,500 in prize money and free entry for 2017 to defend their title!

For further details on how to enter this fantastic festival, please ring Andrew Dugdale on 07624 490312 or email 

Taking place on Sunday 23rd June 2018 is the Matchmans Open. This will take place at Point West and will be a two hooks measure and release event. 

What's Included

  • Return air or sea travel to the Isle of Man
  • Your choice of accommodation from our wide range of properties

Entry into the event is not included in the package.