"We have been making fishing rods in Scotland for over 30 years and our factory in Wishaw is the biggest outside of the Far East. Apart from a brilliant fishing holiday and gear, the Masters winner will get a guided tour of the whole place. They’ll see the rod design team in action and possibly get to watch our rod testing machine, called The Terminator, take a rod ‘beyond’ and eventually destroying it. With almost £5,000 of prizes, every ticket for the qualifiers will be like gold dust. If I didn’t work for Daiwa I wouldn’t hesitate to be in it. We see it as the perfect event to sponsor - top quality trout fishing at a stunning location, a true wilderness but just outside of Glasgow".
The Scottish Sun's angling editor Mike Kernan added:
"I must admit to a bit of bias because Carron Valley is among my favourite places to fish. It is full of top quality, hard fighting rainbow, brown and blue trout and offers anglers fantastic sport from both boat and bank in what is probably one of the most scenic places for anglers in the central belt".