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Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 17, 2014  |  0 comments
New tackle galore as trade show season kicks into gear. It looks like 2015 is going to be a great year for fishing-tackle fanatics. Judging by what we have seen so far from various brands, this year is going to be filled with ‘must-have’ products. Highlights so far include: MAP Flexi Pots - A clever range of pots that fit centrally on your pole.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 15, 2014  |  0 comments
World Pairs triumph for England feeder team duo. Week-long leaders Rob Wootton and Adam Wakelin held onto their lead to become 2014 world Pairs Champions. After setting a superb pace earlier in the week, Adam and Rob only had to keep catching to take the glory, and that they did. Weights dropped off for the pair later in the week with Rob suffering some poorer draws, while Adam kept chugging along to take the Daiwa Individual Cup.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 14, 2014  |  0 comments
The men in orange take gold thanks to a fantastic two-day display. Finishing on a two-day total of 38 points, the Netherlands took the title by a six-point margin from Czech Republic who finished on 44. For Drennan Team England it was a disappointing Day Two as the anglers failed to improve on their Day One score and slumped to a 16th placed finish. It was a disappointing result for the team following last year's gold, but the venue turned out to be a bridge too far.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 13, 2014  |  0 comments
England finding the going tough in Croatia. After Day One of the 61st World Championships in Croatia, it is looking unlikely that Drennan Team England will be able to add another gold to their tally. As was predicted the venue has proved to be an extremely tough nut to crack with many of the favoured teams struggling to get to grips with it. The draw also seemingly playing its part in the results.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 13, 2014  |  0 comments
Official results make grim reading for England and the home nations. Since our last post the official standings have been released and its looking difficult to see any way back for England who have finished lower than previously thought. Labouring down in 14th place, it would be easy to believe that they can’t get a medal of any colour but given the unpredictability of the venue anything could happen. 1st Netherland - 16 2nd Croatia - 23 3rd Serbia - 23 4th Czech Republic - 25 5th Germany - 28 13th Ireland - 41 14th England - 44 15th Scotland - 44 23rd Wales - 55 .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 12, 2014  |  0 comments
Steve Hemingray to sit out on Day One Drennan Team England has announced the team for the first day of the World Championship, with last year's silver medallist Hemingray missing out. The team will be Sean Ashby, Will Raison, Alan Scotthorne, Des Shipp and making his World Championship debut, Callum Dicks. England will be looking to add yet another gold medal to their tally, but the demanding venue is certainly going to prove a tough nut to crack for the team. Held on a man-made channel that serves as flood relief between Lake Dubrava and the River Drava, the anglers have had to cope with a torrent of a venue with exceptionally strong flows.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 11, 2014  |  0 comments
England feeder team pairing Adam Wakelin and new UK Champion Rob Wootton are setting a blistering pace in the World Pairs in Ireland. Arguably the two most in-form anglers in the UK at the moment, the dynamic duo have a colossal 42 kilo lead over the second placed pairing of Steve and Phil Ringer. Caught on a mix of both pole and feeder tactics, Adam and Rob are proving unstoppable having caught weights to a fantastic 28 kg, with roach, skimmers, hybrids and perch making up the catches. With the event being decided on weight, the event is still far from won for the pair, but it would take a phenomenal last two days for the chasing pack to catch the leaders.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 05, 2014  |  0 comments
Quality fishing for a great cause. Hot new Redditch venue, Lower Park Fisheries, is running a charity match this September in aid of the British Heart Foundation. The match, which is to be held on September 21st, will be just £12 (which includes hot dogs and tea) to enter with the top three on each pool being paid out. There is also a vast amount of donated prizes, which the top five overall will receive.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 01, 2014  |  0 comments
The angling world prepares for the third World Pairs in Ireland Ireland is very much back on the map and on the angling calendar as it readies itself for an influx of some of the best anglers around as they compete for the title of World Pairs Champions 2014. Now in its third year, and with demand on the increase, this prestigious festival is set to be one of the very best yet. Reigning champions Cathal Hughes and Phillip Jackson scooped last year’s huge cash prize and became titleholders for the second year running. They will certainly be hot favourites going into this year’s event.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 26, 2014  |  0 comments
Maver Image win Match Fishing Team ChampionshipTop southeast team Maver Image has won the Match Fishing Team Championship on Evesham's River Avon. Their victory came after a very close finish, which saw them top the tally with a final score of 55 points. Runners-up, Kamasan Starlets finished just a single point behind the leaders, with Drennan Barnsley coming in third with 51 points. The winning team, was made up of Simon Colclough, Danny Grimsey, Pete Vasey, James Durakalic and Garry Miller.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 26, 2014  |  0 comments
Vote and win a once-in-a-lifetime prize!Every year we like to find out which tackle and baits you like the best, as well as which fisheries and anglers you rate. Each year we run the dedicated Match Fishing Tackle Awards, with the results of the voting process published in our December issue and the respective parties awarded with certificates. These awards mean an awful lot to those involved – after all, they are voted for by you, the very public they hope to gain the approval of – so don’t underestimate the power of your vote. There are over 20 categories to vote in, including best poles, rods and reels in various price categories, as well as your nomination for the best angler, fishery, mail-order companies and much more.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 24, 2014  |  0 comments
Bonus tench seals the win for DesDes Shipp has been crowned the 2014 Wychavon champion, after a close fought battle on Evesham’s River Avon. The Preston Innovations-backed ace, and England international, picked up the £2,000 winner's cheque, after weighing in 8-1-0 from end Peg 1 on the Crown Meadow. A delighted Des explained: “I am over the moon to have won, what I regard as one of the most prestigious river fishing titles out there. I was pleased with my draw this morning, not least because my good friend and England teammate, Will Raison fished the peg yesterday, and his information was a massive help, given the fact that I don’t know the water very well.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 23, 2014  |  0 comments
Chub bag wins Evesham Individual ChampionshipGarbolino, and ABC Baits-backed ace Lee Edwards has won the Evesham Individual Championship, with a 15-12-0 net of chub. Drawn on Peg 35, the River Avon’s confluence with the River Isbourne, Lee included fish to 2lb 8oz in his net. He told Match Fishing: “I am over the moon to win an event as prestigious as this. I know that the peg has some form for chub, and so I set my stall out to target them on waggler tactics.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 22, 2014  |  0 comments
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Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 21, 2014  |  0 comments
Evesham Festival this weekend set to be the best ever. This year’s Evesham Festival is set to be bigger, better and more exciting than ever before, making it a must-visit attraction for anyone with even the faintest interest in angling. Taking place this bank holiday weekend (23rd, 24th and 25th August), the show will see a host of angling’s biggest names go into battle on one of match fishing’s most legendary venues. Star names that have confirmed their attendance include Alan Scotthorne, Will Raison, Des Shipp, Dave Harrell, Wayne Swinscoe and Steve Hemingray.