The hard-fought battle to win a Bait-Tech sponsorship is finally over… but given the high standard of the applicants, the team at Bait-Tech added a special twist. Unable to find an overall winner from the many entries, the decision was taken to invite the top six anglers to Suffolk Water Park, near Ipswich, for a 24-hour fish-off!
Bait-Tech’s business development director, Hayley Goldsmith, commented: “With the standard so very high we simply couldn’t pick a winner until we had seen them all in action. We have strong links with Suffolk Water Park, so this provided an ideal place to put them through their paces. This day-ticket venue has some impressive carp to well over 40lb, but the question was who was going to shine through and catch some?
“With the date booked and a section of the lake reserved, typically the weather played its part and a strong wind took all the fish away from where we were situated. Not ideal, but this would certainly test the guys involved to their limits. Over the following 24 hours we had chance to really get to know our six contestants and decisions actually became harder, not easier! The six exceptional anglers on the bank each showed different attributes, and it was clear that all of them could be involved in the team at Bait-Tech – quite simply they deserved it.
“One person who did eventually stand out, however, was 28-year-old Lee Morris, from Hampshire. A deserved winner for so many reasons, none more so than the capture featured in the picture below – a superb fish in very difficult conditions. Lee now joins the team as a fully sponsored Bait-Tech angler, and our many congratulations go to him.”
To see what Lee and some of the other guys have been catching recently, visit www.bait-tech.com.