The only international fishing competition is due to start tonight (June 15) with an opening ceremony which will include a parade through the streets of Portsmouth.
The special flag parade, which will start from Guildhall Square and travel through the town to Gunwharf Quays, will see many streets closed as a marching band leading 150 children, hundreds of competitors, event partners and members of the local community to its final destination. .
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For the Sea Angling Classic parade tonight there will be a rolling road closure in place from Guildhall Square to Gunwharf Quays.
The parade will depart from its starting location in Guildhall Square along King Henry I Street, Anglesea Road, Queen Street, Lion Terrace, Seymour Terrace, St Georges Way, St George’s Square, Ordnance Row, through The Hard and on to Gunwharf Quays via the underpass.
What time will the roads be closed?
This rolling road closure is expected to be in place between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and it will be implemented and managed by Mandrake Events.
When is the Sea Angling Classic event?
The Sea Angling Classic event kicks off tonight in Portsmouth and ends on Sunday 19th June.
As well as angling and a fantastic £120,000 boat top prize, the weekend will be jam-packed with community activities.
Event founder Ross Honey said: “An incredible team of people worked together, spending countless hours in meetings and planning the event.
“The opening ceremony on June 15 will be spectacular. I love seeing flags flying and we will start with a special flag parade from Guildhall Square to Gunwharf Quays, through the streets of the city which will be specially closed for the occasion.
“There will be a marching band leading 150 children, followed by hundreds of competitors, event partners and members of the local community. It will truly be a grand occasion when the parade enters Gunwharf Quays, which has been fully decked out with flags and banners.
On June 16 there will be a parade of boats, with all the competing boats led by a WW2 combat vessel in Portsmouth Harbour.
Two days of competition will follow on June 17 and 18, with the awards ceremony scheduled for June 19 at the historic shipyard.