The World Carp Classic, the biggest, most prestigious, and longest running carp angling event in the world, is delighted to announce the renewal of an exciting sponsorship agreement with Shimano EU, one of the world’s leading producers of fishing equipment.
Shimano were the first sponsor of the original World Carp Classic in 1998, and it is fitting that the partnership has been renewed this year as the World Carp Classic celebrates 24 years and Shimano celebrate 20 years of Shimano Tribal – their extensive range of high-performance carp fishing tackle. As a proud Global Event Partner of the World Carp Classic, the terms of the deal include a huge digital and event location presence for Shimano Tribal at the home of the event at Lac De Madine in France.
Ross Honey, founder of the World Carp Classic, said; "I am really pleased to welcome Shimano back as a global event partner of the World Carp Classic at this special and important time. It’s phenomenal to see how far the development of carp angling equipment has come over the past 24 years and nobody would question that Shimano are a global leader in this. Our new long-term agreement is a great demonstration on behalf of both the World Carp Classic and Shimano to continue to drive and develop exciting world class opportunities for the carp angling world into the future."
Jan Jaap Hiemstra of Shimano Europe added; “When Shimano partnered with the World Carp Classic for the first time in 1998, no one knew what the future would bring. Now, nearly 25 years later, Shimano is celebrating their Shimano Tribal 20-year anniversary and is back at the World Carp Classic as a global event partner. You could say the circle is closed. A beautiful journey in which both Shimano and the World Carp Classic organisation never lost the connection, and we are looking forward to celebrate many more bright moments together in the future."
The World Carp Classic attracts carp anglers from across the globe with 47 countries being represented at the event to date. This results in huge international exposure and reach for the event and event partners, including it being fully televised and engaging over 1.6 million people on Facebook during the 2021 event. Furthermore, last year saw a new event record set for a 30kg+ carp catch.