The UK match scenes premier pairs event which is now nearly into its fourth year of competition. Ran in conjunction with, and fully supported by The Platt Partnership (Financial experts). The event holds a series of qualifiers at big wild natural water venues, mainly across the North West, where the winning pairing progress through to a Grand Final where forty plus match anglers fish for a generously donated £3500 plus extra cash paid in through the qualifying process.
These first years have seen some growth with returning competitors back and excited to again fish against some of the best anglers in the UK and qualify for the concluding match. The event is an “All methods” competition but is always held on natural venues where a multitude of methods and skills can see success.
The Masters is the brainchild of Mike Lewis from the The Platt Partnership. Mike who was a recognised and very talented angler himself approached the Reel Elite team back in 2019 and wanted to promote and run an event to give something back to angling with some clear direction on how the competition would look like, Mike was unreservedly supportive and kept in touch with great interest and came along to the first two finals at Patshull Park and then Rudyard Lake.
Mike sadly lost his courageous battle to cancer in 2023 but passed the mantle to his son Ashley to ensure the event continues and grows. In 2023, we have chosen to hold the final in Scotland on the stunning Loch Ken.
The partnership between Reel Elite and The Platt Partnership continues to flourish and grow in the right direction, the future is looking very positive, we have already agreed to host two further events in memory of Mike and honor his legacy through these great matches.
Using these events as a path for anglers to obtain financial guidance was the second part of Mike’s vision. Directly now through the website and by being involved in the Masters competition, anglers will be able to get directly in touch with Ashley and his business partners for benchmark financial support. Pensions, investments and mortgage advice can all be made simple and easy to understand and by utilising the advice on offer anglers can obtain peace of mind that their affairs are in order and well in hand. Mike made a huge part of his day-to-day business through assisting fishermen of all ages and backgrounds and this will continue through Ashley going forward.