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Matchroom Multi Sport are delighted to announce that Fish‘O’Mania XXV will take place at Hayfield Lakes in Doncaster on Saturday, July 14 2018.

The annual ‘FA Cup of Fishing’ was staged at Hayfield Lakes on 11 consecutive occasions from 1997 and will return to the Yorkshire venue this summer with a field of 24 anglers, comprising 22 UK qualifiers and two international qualifiers.

Fish‘O’Mania will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018 with anglers once again competing for the £50,000 winner’s cheque on the Island Lake at Hayfield. The Ladies and Junior tournaments will also be staged on Saturday, July 14 at Hayfield Lakes.

Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are thrilled that Fish‘O’Mania will return to Hayfield Lakes in 2018.

“Fish‘O’Mania is 25 this year and along with the team at Hayfield Lakes and our colleagues at Sky Sports we’re determined to make this the best Fish‘O’ yet.

“Any match angler out there can enter the qualifiers and win through for a chance of landing the £50,000 first prize at the Grand Final in July. Fish‘O’Mania is one of the highlights of the summer and I’m excited to see who will peg it up at Hayfield Lakes in the summer.

“Good luck to all of those entering the qualifying matches, we hope to see you competing at Hayfield in July.”

Robin Goforth, Chief Executive of Hayfield Lakes said: “Maver-Dynamite Hayfield Lakes are delighted to welcome home the FA Cup of Angling, on its 25th anniversary.

“It’s been 11 years since Hayfield Lakes hosted the Fish‘O’Mania Grand Final and we’ve really missed this prestigious event and we look forward to working with Matchroom Multi Sport on bringing Fish 'O' back to Hayfield.

“We will work tirelessly to create an unmissable live event for the participating anglers, spectators in attendance and viewers live on Sky Sports.”

Angling Trust Competitions Development Manager James Lewis added: “It’s great to see the continued evolution of Fish‘O’Mania and with the return to Hayfield as the final venue, there’s sure to be an awesome competition for all the finalists.

“We’ve listened to the feedback from anglers last year and have made several changes to qualifier dates, locations and pegging in order to make the matches as fair and competitive as possible."

  

Details of the 22 UK qualifying matches will be released shortly. Spectator entry will be free of charge for the Grand Final at Hayfield Lakes, with tickets for free admission to be available HERE from spring 2018. A car parking charge of £5 per vehicle will apply.

Matchroom Multi Sport are delighted to announce that Fish‘O’Mania XXV will take place at Hayfield Lakes in Doncaster on Saturday, July 14 2018.

The annual ‘FA Cup of Fishing’ was staged at Hayfield Lakes on 11 consecutive occasions from 1997 and will return to the Yorkshire venue this summer with a field of 24 anglers, comprising 22 UK qualifiers and two international qualifiers.

Fish‘O’Mania will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018 with anglers once again competing for the £50,000 winner’s cheque on the Island Lake at Hayfield. The Ladies and Junior tournaments will also be staged on Saturday, July 14 at Hayfield Lakes.

Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are thrilled that Fish‘O’Mania will return to Hayfield Lakes in 2018.

“Fish‘O’Mania is 25 this year and along with the team at Hayfield Lakes and our colleagues at Sky Sports we’re determined to make this the best Fish‘O’ yet.

“Any match angler out there can enter the qualifiers and win through for a chance of landing the £50,000 first prize at the Grand Final in July. Fish‘O’Mania is one of the highlights of the summer and I’m excited to see who will peg it up at Hayfield Lakes in the summer.

“Good luck to all of those entering the qualifying matches, we hope to see you competing at Hayfield in July.”

Robin Goforth, Chief Executive of Hayfield Lakes said: “Maver-Dynamite Hayfield Lakes are delighted to welcome home the FA Cup of Angling, on its 25th anniversary.

“It’s been 11 years since Hayfield Lakes hosted the Fish‘O’Mania Grand Final and we’ve really missed this prestigious event and we look forward to working with Matchroom Multi Sport on bringing Fish 'O' back to Hayfield.

“We will work tirelessly to create an unmissable live event for the participating anglers, spectators in attendance and viewers live on Sky Sports.”

Angling Trust Competitions Development Manager James Lewis added: “It’s great to see the continued evolution of Fish‘O’Mania and with the return to Hayfield as the final venue, there’s sure to be an awesome competition for all the finalists.

“We’ve listened to the feedback from anglers last year and have made several changes to qualifier dates, locations and pegging in order to make the matches as fair and competitive as possible."

  

Details of the 22 UK qualifying matches will be released shortly. Spectator entry will be free of charge for the Grand Final at Hayfield Lakes, with tickets for free admission to be available HERE from spring 2018. A car parking charge of £5 per vehicle will apply.

Further to recent exploratory discussions Frenzee and Marukyu are pleased to announce that from December they will work in co-operation in some key areas - primarily sales and marketing.

Tim Wildermoth, Frenzee Sales and Marketing Manager says

“We are excited to be able to announce this co-operation between ourselves and Marukyu a global partner.

On looking deeper into the possibilities, it became clear that there were so many ways we would improve our range and service to customers.

Combine this with the increased distribution and marketing opportunities and its cost-effective nature, it made allot of sense to work closer together.

From December across most areas of the country customers will find it easier to talk about Marukyu and Frenzee products as our sales people will offer both company ranges, so significantly improving service levels to more customers and creating greater awareness and instore availability for the angler.”

Howard Kaye, Marukyu Europe Ltd. National Sales & Marketing Manager echoed Tim’s statement by saying

“I am delighted to be working alongside Frenzee. Their cutting-edge product range and their ongoing product development marries up perfectly with our extensive and proven range of baits.

The association of two leading brands is exciting both for our companies and the angling consumer in general.”

An exciting partnership in the works!

Marukyu, a Japanese manufacturer of high-quality baits and eco-friendly fishing products, is excited to announce the launch of their brand-new range of high-quality groundbaits for natural venue anglers. 

Marukyu is renowned for their high-quality fishing baits and, after working with some of the UK’s top natural venue anglers, have created an extensive range of groundbaits to cover a wide variety of venues, species and techniques.

The new range consists of seven different natural groundbaits, which is available to buy in 2kg and 4kg bags:

Big River

Bream

Lake

River

Spiced Breach Punch (1kg bags only)

Fishmeal Bream

Roach

Currently being rolled out in tackle shops across the UK, the groundbaits have already generated a big reaction among pro and pleasure anglers, and have begun to enhance their fishing experiences at natural venues. Because of this, Marukyu have started developing additional baits for their natural range, which are expected to be launched later in the year.

Howard Kaye, National Sales Manager, explains why these new groundbaits have been developed by Marukyu’s UK division:

“We have recently been working with some of the UK’s top natural venue anglers and learning about some of the difficulties they face when fishing at natural venues. Based on this research, and seeing a gap in the market, we have created an extensive range of high quality natural groundbaits to cover a wide variety of venues, species and techniques. They have been developed to mix quickly and easy, straight from the bag, and are perfect for any natural venue angler.”

For more information about Marukyu Europe and its range of natural groundbait, please visit www.marukyu.co.uk or call 01269 833030.

Another £320,000 is being made available this summer to the Angling Improvement Fund (AIF) to support angling facilities and access improvements on rivers and at angling venues around the country.

British Pole Championship qualifiers: Wayne Sharman, Matt Cuplin & Ray King

Bait-Tech is delighted to welcome three new faces to their team of consultants. With the ever-evolving trends on the UK Commercial Match scene, we feel it is vital to keep on top of this to continue the development of cutting edge bait products to bring to market and stay at the forefront of the industry. 


The latest recruits will help them with the most modern commercial fishery methods and techniques offering a stream of advice we feel is invaluable to us in terms of future products – The domination of F1 orientated fisheries requires a specialised approach and these anglers are synonymous with being at the top of their game when it comes to the species.

Joining Bait-Tech are:

 

Shaun Little mf
Shaun Little – The Matrix Brand Manager has for long been at the top of the sport and F1 filled venues are where he spends most of his time on the bank. With a love for fishing at speed for large numbers of fish, he is always looking for baits that will increase his catch rate.

 


Aidan M 1 mf website
Aidan Mansfield – MAP backed Aidan is one of the brightest young prospects on the UK Match Scene. With Tunnel Barn Farm being his main base, he has an extensive knowledge of the current trends on one of the most competitive venues in the country. Having recently taken on the challenge of the White Acres Festival circuit also we doubt it’ll be long before he is framing regularly there too!

 


Malin mf
Mark Malin – Another MAP backed angler Mark has been a consistent performer for many years and has become somewhat of an all-rounder with an individual win in the Thames Championship to his name among many other accolades. Like most anglers, Mark spends the majority of his time fishing on commercial waters and enjoys catching Big Carp and F1’s equally. He was also part of the winning team in the Tunnel Barn Farm Winter League which includes, Shaun Little, Aidan Mansfield and Andy Neal!

 

 

"Well... things have finally started to sink in after this Saturday's crazy events! sitting here, writing about winning a 3rd Fisho title is something I could never have imagined.

The draw for pegs on the previous night saw me pull out peg 7 which immediately gave me a massive chance, but the Arena lake can be very temperamental when under pressure and with 25 anglers pegged in a line so it proved. I felt that the match would be won somewhere from fisho pegs 5-15, as this area is where the fish are happiest to feed, so to find myself in this zone was a brilliant start.

I went into the match with a very loose plan of what I was going to do, silver fish had been feeding well in practice but some newly stocked carp could also be required to do well.

I began by trying to dob a few cruising carp that were in my peg to begin with, 2 fish after 15 mins was a great start and really settled me down, allowing me to focus properly on the fishing, after this the next hour was spent trying to catch anything on casters at 7m and 13m, it was slow to say the least and very clear that carp would be needed to put a winning weight together. I had fallen to around 6th place at this point and 2kg behind the leader. For the last 3 hours of the match, I focused all my attentions on catching carp. By feeding casters at 13m an occasional fish would show a bit of interest and by slapping a Bag’em 6mm pellet I could get an odd bite off fish cruising into the swim. I had a steady 2 hours doing this catching around 13 carp for 20kg, this put me ahead by around 6kg with an hour remaining.

For myself, the last hours was pretty uneventful with just a carp and 2 f1s added to my total. Fortunately, I had already done enough and despite an awesome comeback from Andy Power who put 12kg on the scales in the final hour to finish 2nd, my final weight of 26.900kg took the honours.

Id, like to say a big thankyou to Bag'em matchbaits, Map and everyone that supported me, without my family and friends winning, would have meant much less.

Can’t wait to do it all again next year…….’

Jamie Hughes

Following an intense qualifying campaign, 48 of the very best Club Anglers from around the country are preparing to battle it out for the title of Garbolino Club Angler of the Year for 2017.

The final, that will take place at the stunning Barston Lakes on Wednesday 19th July is certain to prove a fantastic venue to host the coveted event. The 2016 event saw East Yorkshire rod Roger Edmond pick up the title with a stunning mixed bag of the venues famed skimmers and carp. Further to being crowned the 2016 champion Roger also picked himself up Garbolino’s UK1 Accomplice Pro flagship Pole and £400 cash!

This year’s prize list is just as impressive with two of Garbolino’s top end pole’s as well as a number of reels up for grabs for the top few anglers on the day. Further to that each of the 48 competitors will receive a goody bag containing a number of Garbolino products meaning there is almost £5000 worth of prizes available on the day... Not to mention the £3000 of other prizes the company have already supplied during the qualifying campaign.

All competitors are asked to arrive at the venue in a punctual fashion to book in with the event's organisers no later than 8:20am in the main function room of the venue.

The draw will then take place between 8:30am and 9:00am with the five-hour match commencing at 10:30am.

There will be an optional superpool on the day of £20.

 

Lindholme Lakes Qualifiers

Roy Butterfield

Steve Simmons

Paul Turner

Jason Jones

Daniel Ballan

Nicholas Barnard

Ken Rutlidge

Ste Shorrock

Rob Burgin

Jack Turner

A Murray

Ian McManus

Tom Calladine

Darren Denton

Alan Lamb

 

Tunnel Barn Farm Qualifiers

Steve Johnson

Darren Hannon

Ashley Prestidge

Paul Rowberry

Andy Read

Dave Rowberry

Steve Downs

Dave Kruckow

Ben Sutor

Jack Danby

Stewart Richards

Tony Wilson

Ian Boyd

Mark Wragg

Chris Roe

Andy Todd

Paul Postin

Mick Langton

Gold Valley Qualifiers

Craig Meadows

John Young

Steve Martin

Vick Redding

Bruce Goulding

Ian Farmer

Tony Corbett

Andrew Palmer

Nick Crabbe

Paul Garrett

Richard Lear

Bill Sweeney

Mark Tester

Bill Noble

Ian Covey

Match Fishing and Pole Fishing magazines are looking for a business manager to develop the commercial income streams of its industry leading brands.

The successful applicant will first and foremost need to be a top class sales person and have a natural flair and strong commercial acumen. You need to be a sales hunter, hungry for the next sale and thrive in a targeted, performance measured culture.

You will be responsible for selling a portfolio of print and digital advertising services including; magazine and digital advertising, mail shot  campaigns, banner advertising, database access and events. 

Your role will predominantly be out on the road facilitating new and existing business.


We need you to have….
• Previous field sales/business development experience
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
• Good time management & attention to detail - being able adapt and prioritise is essential
• strong personal resilience, negotiation & objection handling skills
• an outgoing personality, strong self-motivation with a proactive mentality and a will to succeed

We would like you to have….
• Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook) experience
• Multimedia experience with both print and digital preferred
• Experience in the coarse/match fishing industry (or as an angler) is desirable, but not necessary.

The position will be home based…

• You will receive a competitive base salary with a structured commission structure.
• Company car allowance, laptop and mobile
• 50 % of broadband costs
• Mileage allowance
• 20 days paid holiday a year

Normal working hours will be Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Please note that the nature of this position means that sometimes you will have early starts and late finishes. There will also be some weekends where we may require you to work to cover for events – roughly 4 weekends a year. Lieu days will be given.

Please send CV with salary expectations to Sean O’Driscoll, Managing Director, David Hall Publishing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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