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The one that got away

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This year’s Railsport National Angling Championships, due to take place on 12 August 2020 at Makins Fisheries, has been cancelled as a result of COVID-19.

Organisers delayed making the announcement to see how the lockdown panned out, but it is now official.

Although individual angling has been allowed to recommence under strict guidelines, team competitions and major angling events remain on hold at the present time with social distancing being a major problem. It remains unclear as to when the government will allow angling tournaments and team competitions to recommence – it may happen by 1 August, but then again it may not.

Reluctantly with the safety of anglers and their families in mind, not forgetting the distance some competitors have to travel, and together with the timescale in organising the event, the decision has been taken to cancel this year’s National Angling Championships.

Railsport looks forward to welcoming fishermen and women back in 2021.