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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.

Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, 13th May 2017

Angler's Name

Weight (lbs/oz)

Peg # / Lake

Damian Bracken (Garbolino)

166-14-00

27 (Meadow)

Jamie Hughes (MAP / Bag 'Em Baits)

153-13-00

23 (Meadow)

Andy Christie

138-04-00

39 (Canal)

Matt Arnold

129-10-00

21 (Match Lake)

Mark Fox (Maver Midlands)

111-02-00

2 (Meadow)

Gerald Lees

103-00-00

19 (Match Lake)

Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fisheries)

100-00-00

14 (Island)

Simon Symcox

97-04-00

31 (Meadow)

Qualifiers for Maver British Pole Championship: Damian Bracken, Jamie Hughes & Andy Christie.

Eighty-seven (87) anglers lined the banks of New Canal, Canal, Meadow, Bridge, Island and Match lake for this latest Saturday qualifier event. Conditions on the day were cool to begin with due to plenty of cloud cover and a stiff breeze making things feel a lot colder than during the week leading up to the match. By mid-afternoon, however, there was plenty of sunshine, which brought the resident carp and F1s up in the water where they obliged on pellet and casters.

Winner on the day, and making his way through to compete in his first Match This Grand Final, was Garbolino's Damian Bracken. Damian drew peg 27 on Meadow and caught carp and F1s pinging pellets and fishing caster shallow taking fish to 6lbs for a final 166-14-00. Damian also qualifies for this year's Maver British Pole Championship final taking place at Maver Hayfield Lakes in August. Damian fished a superb match to see off the challenge of MAP's Jamie Hughes just a few pegs away.

Jamie (MAP) drew peg 23 on Meadow and caught carp and F1s fishing pellet over to far side cover and meat short. Jamie found better quality fish to 8lb, but fell just short of Damian's match-winning weight offering 153-13-00 to the scales at the end of the five hours to just miss out on making his fourth Match This final. He does, however, qualify for the British Pole Champs.

Completing the main frame finish was Andy Chrisite. Andy drew peg 39 on Canal and confirmed a lake win with 138-04-00 of F1s caught shallow on caster. Andy will now compete in this year's British Pole Championship final for his efforts.

Former Match This finalist, Matt Arnold, finished in fourth place from peg 21 on Match Lake. Matt started his match fishing a hybrid feeder to take around 40lb before switching to his short line at just 5m on corn to take better quality fish to over 14lbs to end proceedings with a final 129-10-00.

Fifth place was taken by Maver Midlands man, Mark Fox, who drew peg 2 on Meadow. Mark fished most of the match short at 5m offering meat and worm over groundbait and micro pellets before switching to his inside line late on incorporating similar tactics to weigh in 111-02-00.

Team Lindholme romped home to victory in the Commercial Stillwater Championships on their home water in Epworth, nine points clear of their rivals.

A huge turnout of 280 anglers from around the country made their way to the venue on a cold morning, but were treated to a busy day's fishing.

Team Lindholme took home a cool £2,500 with two firsts and two seconds in sections backed up by a string of top 10 finishes to tally an impressive 108 points.

Second on the day were Drennan Barnsley Blacks with 99 points who narrowly edged out Team Garboilno on 98 points.

Best Individual on the day was ever consistent Neil Mckinnon (Team Lindholme/Preston Innovations Telford) who drew on Laurels peg 40. Neil caught 66kg 650gms of quality carp tight to the reeds on stepped up gear, his winning tactics being worm over micros.

Second Individual was Chris Kendall (Garbolino) who also amassed maximum points for his team off peg 64 on Bonsai with 51kg 075gms.

Rounding off the top three on the day was Joe Carass (Drennan Barnsley Blacks) with 44kg 100gms from peg 81 on Bonsai.

The Angling Trust would like to thank Neil Grantham for sponsoring the lucrative top prize and for use of his fishery and excellent staff at Lindholme Lakes. Thanks also to Jemma Phillips for the results system which provided excellent real time results.

 

Teams on the day:

1st Lindholme 108pts

2nd Drennan Barnsley Blacks 99pts

3rd Garbolino 98pts

4th Mosella Quaker 92pts

5th Preston Innovations Telford 91pts

6th Maver North West 87pts

 

Individuals on the day:

1st Neil Mckinnon, Preston Innovations Telford 66.650kg

2nd Chris Kendall, Garbolino 51.075kg

3rd Joe Carass, Drennan Barnsley Blacks 44.100kg

4th Lee Bennett, Maver North West 39.800kg

5th Reece Hearn, Matrix Image 38.575kg

6th Ian Morrison, Drennan North West 38.400kg

Bag’em Matchbaits have joined forces with the prolific Larford Lakes.

The deal was verbally sealed just over a week ago and we feel it will be great opportunity for both parties involved.

Caroline Reed Bag 'Em Matchbaits manager signed contracts with Phil Briscoe on Thursday and finalised the deal. Bag 'Em's consultant Ian Giddins also played a big part with initial negotiations with Phil Briscoe at the lakes.

We look forward to working alongside Phil and all the staff at the lakes and also look forward to being fully involved in all festivals, finals and big events that Larford lakes hold.

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