One of the best-known sea fishing brands in the world, Penn, has become the latest major name to commit its support for the unique Sea Angling Classic, taking place next summer.

Penn is drawing on its 75 years of experience in saltwater fishing to support the international fishing event, which will be run out of Portsmouth from 15-19 June 2022.

A major factor in its decision to get involved is the fact the Sea Angling Classic combines a major sea angling competition, conservation and environmental initiatives, education and research, while introducing a whole new generation to the sport.

With the largest and most valuable prize table ever offered in a UK sea fishing event – including a first prize of a fully kitted out Extreme boat, not to mention Penn fishing gear – the Sea Angling Classic is set to attract hundreds of boats and anglers, while also welcoming youngsters, environmental researchers, and businesses.

Dave McCartney, Senior Marketing Manager at Penn Europe, said: “As Penn is one of the leading saltwater fishing brands in the world, it’s important that we support initiatives that represent the saltwater angling category.

“When we were approached about the Sea Angling Classic, it was something that really excited us. There is currently no other saltwater event in Europe that can match the scale of this event. We knew we needed our brand, Penn, to be present at this event. We’re looking forward to the event and making it a huge success and we look forward to a long-lasting partnership between Penn Fishing and the Sea Angling Classic.”

Penn offers a huge range of rods and reels suitable for sea fishing both inshore and offshore, and anglers looking to update their gear, including entrants into the Sea Angling Classic, will be interested in the Penn Slammer IV Reel launching in the New Year. The Slammer IV is packed with more features than ever before, and the drag system has been redesigned to be better sealed and to offer a wider range of useable drag. This is the ultimate workhorse reel with extra smoothness and Hydrophobic Line Roller Bearing. This reel comes in a variety of sizes ranging from 2500 to 10500. Click here to find out more.

The Sea Angling Classic competition, which will use the species-rich grounds of The Solent, is also the flagship, boat-based sea fishing initiative of the Angling Trades Association and the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association, with support also coming from the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, The Harbour Conservancy and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. To find out more, visit or follow the event social channels on Facebook and Instagram.

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