East Yorkshire coast prepares to welcome back fishing competition

Mon 21st February 2022
Paul Roggeman Eobc 2020 Photo 2 Jpeg

The East Riding of Yorkshire coast will once again welcome anglers from the UK and abroad as they take their place at the Paul Roggeman European Open Beach Championship (EOBC) from Friday, 11 March – Sunday 13 March.

The three-day beach fishing competition stretches from the north end of North Marine Promenade, Bridlington to Pilot Jetty at Spurn Point.

The 28th year will see as always, an exceptional prize table, with great prizes and fantastic fishing equipment to be won! Competitors will be able to pick up valuable experiences, tactics, skills and techniques whilst enjoying a fun-filled weekend meeting new and old friends. Some of the top companies within the industry will be exhibiting to provide you with an insight into all aspects of sea angling.

Advance tickets are always in high demand (via www.eobc.co.uk) with anglers visiting from across Europe. Tickets will also be available between 4pm – 8pm on Thursday 10, 12 noon – 9pm on Friday 11 and 7–9am on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March from the EOBC site office at Sand le Mere Holiday Village, Tunstall. Please note, online ticket sales close on Thursday 3 March.

The increasingly popular warm-up ‘Flattie Bash’ event will take place on Friday 11 March, kick-starting a full weekend of angling. This catch and release event will be held between Hornsea and Mappleton with fishing times between 10.00 – 2.00pm. Tickets are £10 per person (cash only) with registration taking place on the day at Hornsea Floral Hall from 7.30am – 10.00am. More information on parking at Mappleton will be provided on the day.

Fishing times for the main championship are from 9am – 3pm on both the Saturday and Sunday of this exciting weekend, with the results and prizes been made available both evenings at the event HQ (Sand le Mere Holiday Village.) For those who don’t catch anything in size, there’ still a great opportunity to meet other anglers, exhibitors and the Sea Angling Adventures team (Youtube Channel) at the event HQ.

Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic development and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We are proud to yet again host this prestigious angling competition to our coastline. It was a great shame to see the event cancelled due to COVID last year so I am sure we will see a successful return for keen fishers this year.    

“It is without doubt the largest three-day beach fishing championship event in Europe, so we’re excited that competitors from countries such as Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands can enjoy our surroundings.   

“We also welcome the economic benefits the event will bring for local businesses, as we know from previous years’ experience it generates an estimated half a million pounds each time.”

Safety Update/Notices

* Ulrome, Aldbrough and Dimlington are now deemed highly unsafe. We DO NOT advise accessing these areas during the EOBC 2022. Competitors choosing to access these areas do so at their own risk.

For other car parks and access points along the coast please see our competition handbook which will be posted following entries Please also take time to read all of the competition rules and safety rules prior to the start of the event. 

Please keep an eye out for any further updates on Facebook and our website. We will also have an information board at the reception of our event HQ, Sand-Le-Mere holiday Village.

EY Events operate a zero-tolerance policy towards littering at the event, all anglers are responsible for taking pride in our beaches and disposing of their own waste. Spot checks will be carried out throughout the event and anyone not adhering to our competition rules (available on www.eobc.co.uk) will be disqualified. The event organisers decision will be final.

A shuttle service is available at a cost of £6 each way at Spurn Point on Saturday 12 March and is limited to 16 anglers – please contact info@ywt.org.uk for further information.

For more information about the competition, visit www.eobc.co.uk or www.facebook.com/openbeachchamps

Just Beverley