WCC – England Qualifier 2018 at Horseshoe lake

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Angling Spirit is proud to announce that this year’s World Carp Classic UK Qualifier will be staged at the magnificent Horseshoe lake owned and run by the Carp Society. Its is totally fitting that, in the 20th Anniversary celebration year, this historic location is to host this special event. The relationship between the World Carp Classic and the Carp Society goes right the way back to 1998 where it was at the Carp Society show that the now famous trophy was first displayed.  the  The event will be sponsored by Dynamite Baits, Carp Spirit, Lowrance Marine and other sponsors. The Horseshoe complex has been completely refurbished and we will be using the stunning clubhouse for both the Opening and Prize Giving ceremonies.

The cost of entry to the WCC England Qualifier is £325 per pair
The event will take place from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th  May  2018

Lake Fact File

Size:62 Acres
Swims: 75 inc 20 doubles
Carp Stock: 800 to 1,000 Specimen Carp
Venue Record: 47.8
Avg Weight: 20lb


The winners will receive a ticket for 2 people to fish the World Carp Classic final which is to be held at Lac de Madine in France from the 14th to the 22nd September 2018. Not only that, but they will also receive prizes from Lowrance, Dynamite Baits, Carp Spirit, PB Products. There will be prizes for 2nd and 3rd places as well as the biggest fish and great welcome bags for everybody participating

Lots to See : Carp Spirit will have a UK product launch with a selection of their very latest products so you will be one of the first to see some great new innovations first hand.

Thursday evening will be a night to remember with a hog roast & drinks for competitors and of course music to add to the atmosphere.  All competitors will bivvy up in a specially designated area. There are brand new showers, toilets, and other facilities directly on site for competitors to use. Anglers will  be able to enjoy some quality free time getting to know one another in anticipation of the draw on Friday morning. Throughout the event, a team of experienced marshals will be on hand to

record captures and any fish banked which will instantly be uploaded to Facebook and Twitter.

Reuben Heaton will be providing the official competition scales and marshals will ensure that fish care is upheld to the highest standards. The winners and runners-up will be announced on Sunday after the final weigh in and be presented with their prizes.


“We feel that this is the perfect location and time to release products and combing it with the World Carp Classic which we have been proud sponsors of for several years – it just makes good sense. We believe it’s important to meet the anglers using our products and be able to show them the new products being released” said Daryl Hodges, Export Sales & Marketing Manager for Dynamite Baits