MANY stars are lined up to fish in the fifth Professional Darts Invitational Fishing Championship on Tuesday, June 27, at Manor Farm in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. And YOU can be there!

Nationally televised, this year as part of ITV4’s impressive darts coverage schedule, the PDC Invitational Fishing Championship is run by JBD Events since 2013.

Angler’s Mail has been amongst the main supporters.

The event grows ever more popular each year and raises awareness and vital funds for charities throughout the UK.

June 27 is the date – tickets are FREE

This year’s championship will be held on this Tuesday, June 27th at the impressive Manor Farm Fishing complex. Doors open 11am.

The competition is made up of 24 men and woman from the world of sport, TV and celebrity.

All of them are keen to get their hands on the coveted trophy. It was won in 2016 by Dean Macey, the former decathlete champ known in recent years for TV shows like Fishing Gurus and Big Fish Off.

The prestigious PDC event raises thousands of pounds to help ensure chosen charities can continue their marvellous work.

The line-up will include PDC darts chief Barry Hearn, also famed for his promotion of snooker and boxing. ‘Bazza’ could be a dark horse as he has his very own fishing lake… and he helps promote angling’s massively popular Fish’O’Mania matches.

He’ll be alongside the likes of David Seaman (Arsenal and England goalkeeper), Darren Gough (cricket), Steve Davis (snooker, pictured below), Mark Williams (snooker), Adrian Lewis (darts), Dean Macey (athletics).

Angler’s Mail magazine’s exclusive columnist Steve Collett, the winner in 2015, will be there too.

A host of  darts and boxing faces will also be there at the PDC Fishing Championships.

From darts, the field is likely to include Bobby ‘Dazzler’ George, Ian ‘Diamond’ White, Scott ‘Scotty Dog’ Mitchell, Rod Harrington and Darren Webster. Walk-on girls Daniella Alfree and Charlotte Wood will be there again.

Boxing faces will feature the likes of Dereck Chisora and Spencer Oliver.

And some popular celebs including Eastenders’ Max Branning (actor Jake Wood) will be on the banks of this attractive fishery.

Watch the 2016 event video below for a feel for this unique day…

 £5,000 charity prize for special fish

This year, title sponsor SunBets have put up a very special bonus to help the chosen charity, Parkinson’s UK.

Organiser Jess Harding said: “We are delighted to announce that our title sponsor SunBets have kindly donated £5,000 to our chosen charity Parkinson’s UK if any of our anglers manage to catch any of the four koi carp in the lake.

“This is a magnificent gesture and we are sure that our fishermen will be going all out to catch the elusive fish.

“This will be the fifth time the event has been staged and looks like being the biggest and best yet.”

Why not put this date in your diary and get yourself along to Manor Farm? For free admissions tickets, email: info@jbdsportsagents.co.uk

Full line-up on eve of the big match

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