My name is James 'Jimmy' Lemon, I am a keen lure angler in both fresh and saltwater,
and run a small guided fishing operation from the village of Dale, Pembrokeshire.
Together with a Dutch angling friend, Guido Merlijn, we are entered in to
the World Predator Classic, in Holland, 22-27th June 2020,
entering the FIRST angling team representing Wales
to enter the tournament in it's history.
We are both accomplished lure anglers in both salt and fresh water, both of us are former WPC event marshals,
and we have become great friends through our collective angling interest. Now we both wish to make a dream a
reality and be competitors in the WPC. We will be wearing our own respective country colours,
whilst flying the flag of Wales. The team is entered as a Welsh Team (see boat 18):
The WPC is the most international lure angling event in Europe, for WPC2020 18+ countries,
65 boats, and takes place from Hellevoetsluis, Holland over 5 days in June each year.
It is a catch & release lure tournament, attracting the best anglers in Europe, targeting Zander,
Perch & Pike. The prize fund exceeds £70,000 and there is a team place on the European Team
heading to America for the Ryder cup style Angling Supercup… so there is a lot to fish for...
This is where dreams could become reality.WPC2019 VIDEO CLIP1 WPC2019VIDEO CLIP2 WPC2019VIDEOCLIP3
There is zero funding for foreign sports tours, its up to the teams / individuals to raise the required
finance themselves from multiple sources, including brand sponsorship & funding projects.
So, please, if you can help, however small, please support TEAMWALES#1.
We have already paid our entry deposit (£500), booked our accommodation with deposit (£200),
Boat hire deposit has been paid (£245). We need to finalise our entry fees by the end of February 2020 (£1000),
and the rest needs to be paid for by the end of April 2020.
Here's what's left:Outstanding Entry Fee: £1000 Outstanding Accommodation: £500 UK to Holland & return travel: £450Competition boat fuel & marina fees: £500Team Wales Bespoke Clothing: £350lnsurances : £200
If you are a company or business that wishes to support the TEAMWALES#1 project, and in exchange have a brand logo on the front of the team shirts (as above), #tags on social platforms, inclusion in all other media (hardcopy & electronic), plus any coverage of the team from BT Sport, please get in touch with me direct on the main contact info.
As a general guide: Logo on team shirt @ £200 each position, multiple positions £CALL.
World Predator Classic, sponsor name on leader board app plus weblink, and flag to be flown on vessel as part of opening tournament parade: £300 +VAT (arranged through Angling Spirit ltd, sponsor to supply flag)
James 'Jimmy' Lemon