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5th Charity PDC Fishing Championship returns to Biggleswade

The 2017 PDC Invitational Fishing Championship is to take place on Tuesday 27th June at the extensive 100 acre fishery, Manor Farm Fishing Ltd, Biggleswade. With on-line betting giants SunBets as the headline sponsor.

The spectacular 24 man charity tournament will be broadcast on ITV4 and features famous sportsmen and women, celebrities and corporate guests all competing for the coveted trophy whilst supporting our chosen charity Parkinsons UK.

Six times World Snooker Champion Steve Davis OBE along with PDC, World Snooker and Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn, darting legend Bobby George, 2 time world champion Adrian “Jackpot” Lewis, Match of the Day and ITV Darts presenter Jacqui Oatley MBE and Eastenders actor Jake Wood who plays Max Branning are just a few of the competitors taking part this year.

Last year’s winner, Olympian and Commonwealth Gold medallist Dean Macey will also be returning this year to try and retain his title.

Join us at the spectacular Manor Farm Fishing carp lake and be part of the biggest PDC Invitational Fishing Championship yet. “This is such a fantastic day and we are delighted to be hosting the event again in 2017. We look forward to everyone on June 27th”. Sue Worboys, Owner Manor Farm Fishing Limited

Day of event – Tuesday 27th June 2017

Start time – 12.00 noon

Entry Free – car parking £10 per car.

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Join us at the spectacular Manor Farm Fishing carp lake and be part of the biggest 2016 PDC Invitational Fishing Championship yet.

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Carping4Heroes 2016 took place over the weekend of 22-24 July at Manor Farm Lakes in Bedfordshire and to date it was our biggest and best fundraiser ever.

On the Friday evening we were entertained by Elliott Porter a singer/songwriter and then by a 4-piece band called Hawthorn Levi, both acts got the crowd going and set the bar for the remainder of the weekend, during the evening we held our traditional auction with just over £2000 being raised.

Saturday 23rd was kicked off by the match draw and this year we had 98 anglers fishing in a pairs match competed for by 7 teams, at 11am the hooter sounded and within 11 minutes we had our first fish which fell to the RAF carp teams Alex McKenzie who also won the DNA Baits sponsored first fish trophy.

The temperature almost topped the 30 degree mark and the fish were more interested in each other than wanting to grace the anglers landing nets, however a few did fall to surface and zig tactics throughout the day and all the while, friend of the event Brian Skoyles visited pairs and gave surface fishing demo’s with tips and tricks to help enhance their own skills.

We were lucky enough to have the guys from Rod Hutchinson in attendance with a range of products on show and also Bait-Tech who had a variety of their baits on offer, and to top off the weekend we also had Reality Carp Fishing filming the event and the guy’s from Carp-Radio interviewing anglers, guests and veterans for their popular online show.

At 5pm our BBQ was in full swing complete with a fully licensed mobile bar and our Q&A was kicked off by event organiser Simon Bangert with Ian Chillcott and Brain Skoyles delighting the crowd with their honest yet informative opinions on all things carp fishing and pokemon related.

All anglers were back out fishing for 7.30pm and a sudden rush of captures kept our marshalls busy up until midnight when things quietened down, that was until 1st light when again there was a sudden surge in captures and the leaderboard was looking extremely tight for the team competition, however one pairing of Steve Brown and Matt Mackay of the Royal Navy & Royal Marines team seemed to be out in front and with the conditions making the fishing difficult, they looked to be uncatchable and at the final hooter they cemented their Nash sponsored pairs victory with a haul of 117lb 13oz and Matt also took the Carpworld sponsored individual title with 65lb 3oz and the Atomic Tackle biggest fish title with a common of 20lb 7oz.

The winning team was the Royal Navy & Royal Marines carp angling team with 177lb 8oz who took home the Carp Talk sponsored Darren Martin Memorial trophy but they were pushed hard by last year’s champions the R.A.F.

It was a fantastic weekend with plenty of memories and friendships being made and the real winners were the charities as the event raised £14,429 with Stuart Thurston winning the most sponsorship raised award with a staggering £900.

Event organiser, Simon Bangert said “It’s a superb achievement to break the £10k barrier for a single event and I thank everyone who took part and supported the weekend, including all our sponsors and the venue, the continued efforts of Carping4Heroes and similar events is hugely appreciated by our armed forces and veterans alike and we must never forget that those who are unfortunate to become wounded, injured or sick often require support for life, making such events important in ensuring the support offered by Help for Heroes and Combat Stress can be accessed in years to come and not just in the short term.




Macey Wins Charity Fishing Event

FORMER Olympic decathlete Dean Macey emerged victorious against PDC Chairman Barry Hearn, former world number one Rod Harrington and current stars including James Wade in the annual Haven House Charity Fishing Day.

The PDC Charity Fishing Chamionship was held for a fourth time on Sunday July 10, taking places at Manor Farm Fishing in Bedfordshire.

World number six Wade – along with wife Sammi – joined PDC Chairman Barry Hearn and Director Rod Harrington amongst the star-studded field for this year’s event, alongside fellow players Darren Webster, Steve Brown, Richie Howson and Jason Lovett and walk-on girls Daniella Allfree and Charlotte Wood.

Former players Chris Mason and Bobby George also took part, alongside celebrities including comedian Ricky Grover, boxing’s Anthony Crolla, Spencer Oliver, Nicky Cook and Paul Smith Jnr and snooker’s Steve Davis and Ian McCullough.

However, it was Essex’s former Commonwealth Games gold medalist Macey who took victory, landing 27lb 4oz of fish, ahead of darts ace Lovett (24lb 15oz), with Angler’s Mail columnist Steve Collett third with 24lb and keen fisherman Howson fourth with 23lb 4oz.

“Winning was a bonus,” said Macey. “The best part of the day was helping raise money for a great charity and spending time with such inspiring and friendly people.”

The event was sponsored by fishing tackle specialist Sonik Sports. See @pdcfishingchamp on Twitter for more photos from the event.

For more information about Haven House Children’s Hospice or to make a donation, visit

Final Totals
Dean Macey 27lb 4oz
Jason Lovett 24lb 14oz
Steve Collett 24lb
Richie Howson 23lb 8oz
Ian McCullough 18lb 9oz
Barry Hearn 8lb
Steve Brown 7lb
Bobby George 6lb 6oz
Chris Mason 4lb 14oz
James Wade 3lb 12oz
Paul Smith Jnr 2lb 14oz
Steve Davis OBE 1lb 2oz
Rod Harrington 10oz
Charlotte Wood 6oz
Spencer Oliver 4oz
Nicky Cook 2oz
Daniella Allfree, Sammi Marsh-Wade, Ian McCormack, Anthony Crolla, Matt Herber, Ricky Grover, Ricky Rayment, Darren Webster – all 0lb

4th Charity PDC Fishing Championship airing on SKY SPORTS returns to Biggleswade

The 2016 fourth Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) Invitational Fishing Championship is taking  place on Sunday 10th July here at Manor Farm Fishing with UK Fishing Tackle specialists Sonik Sports as headline sponsor.

Filmed and aired on Sky Sports the spectacular 24 man charity tournament features famous sportsmen and women, celebrities and corporate guests all competing for the coveted trophy whilst supporting Haven House Children’s Hospice.

7 times PDC Major Champion James Wade, professional snooker players Steve Davis OBE, Mark Williams MBE and the reigning 2015 World Snooker champion Stuart Bingham plus keen carp angler Founder and Chairman of Matchroom Sport, Barry Hearn and a team of boxers including Anthony Crolla, the current WBA lightweight champion plus The Only Way is Essex reality star Ricky Rayment are just a few of the competitors taking part this year.

2015’s winner, Professional Angler and Angler’s Mail columnist Steve Collett, will also be returning to take part to see if he can keep hold of the title.

Jess Harding, Managing Director of JBD Events who runs this event for Haven House Children’s Hospice and The PDC said “We would like to invite families to come along for free this year and experience this relaxed, fun event. We thank our sponsors, Dalroad, GT Elite Cars, Sibley Law, Wickman and Sonik for making this wonderful event possible.”

For FREE public tickets please email

Join us at the spectacular Manor Farm Fishing carp lake and be part of the biggest 2016 PDC Invitational Fishing Championship yet.

Follow us on Twitter for event news @manorfarmfish  @pdcfishingchamp