We have had to postpone the Open Species Competion to 27th August due to the weather forecast.

Southsea Marina Angling Club hosts the return of the ever-popular 2023 Open Species Competition. The rules are simple: catch as many different fish species as you can! There are species scores which will be applied in the event of a tie. First prize is 60% of the entry pool. Second prize 20% of the entry pool. There will be a full prize table for runners-up, plus a Ladies bonus and a Junior bonus. Entry fee is £10 per angler, sign in and pay cash at Southsea Marina or if you wish to book on-line and avoid having to start from the marina there is an on-line booking portal (ticket fee applies). Fishing 8am to 4pm, all claims must be registered in person at the marina by 5pm. Prize-giving will be held in the Marina Bar (or outside) at 5:30 to 6pm.

Competitors will be issued with a unique number on the day which must be included in a time-stamped photograph clearly showing the fish and any distinguishing identification features. Winning claims may have their photograhs inspected for verification. This is a catch-and-release event, although if competitors wish to retain fish within the Southern IFCA rules they are free to do so.