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Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 12, 2014  |  0 comments
Drennan Barnsley Blacks take Division 1 crown on the River Trent A total of 42 teams (420 competitors) fished the River Trent on various sections of the river from the non-tidal section downstream of Nottingham to the tidal section upstream of Torksey in the Angling Trust Division 1 National Championship on Saturday, August 9th, 2014. Weather conditions were far from ideal, with bright sunshine and blustery winds generally blowing downstream with the current. Recent rains had put just a tinge of colour in the water, but on the tidal stretches the river ran out from the top of the tide soon after the start whistle. In a dramatic race for the team title, Barnsley & District just pipped Shakespeare Superteam by a single point with 336 points.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 12, 2014  |  0 comments
The first round of the ever-popular Westwood Lakes Individual Winter League for 2014/2015 will take place on Sunday, October 19th, 2014. Entry is £40 per angler for the 10-match series, plus pools on the day. Booking is essential – telephone 01205 724162 to secure your place. Match Dates – All Sundays • October 19th, 2014 • November 2nd, 2014 • November 16th, 2014 • November 30th, 2014 • December 7th, 2014• December 21st, 2014 • January 11th, 2015 • January 25th, 2015 • February 15th, 2015 • February 22nd, 2015.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 07, 2014  |  0 comments
Lemington Lakes, Thursday, August 14th, 2014Date … Thursday, August 14th,2014 Venue … Lemington Lakes Address … Todenham Road,Moreton-in-Marsh,GloucestershireGL56 9NP Cost … £10 per car Times … 9am 'til 5pm Lemington Lakes is a stunning complex set amongst the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. It was a venue Kevin loved to fish. Kevin was, without doubt, one of the most popular angling journalists and presenters in the last few years. His work at both Angling Times and Improve Your Coarse Fishing was always top class, and his TV work on both Predators and Carp Crew universally popular.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 05, 2014  |  0 comments
Chris Vandervleit books a place in the £50K Match This Final Ninety-seven tickets were sold for Sunday’s Mega Match. This qualifier at Barston Lakes, Solihull. Conditions on the day were pleasant with plenty of sunshine and a decent ripple with anglers spread across the main lake. Anglers were a little unsure as to how the qualifier would fish, given how soon the qualifier took place after the latest British Carp Championship semi-final.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 04, 2014  |  0 comments
England feeder team manager won’t fish in the setup. After the England Feeder team’s roaring success in Ireland this year, manager, Tom Pickering, has taken the decision to step down from fishing to concentrate solely on managing the team. “I always said that when I reach the point where I’m happy with the team, I’d step down as an angler in the setup,” revealed Tom. And, with England team and individual gold medals secured this year, Tom was rewarded with the result he and the rest of the lads had long hoped for.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 01, 2014  |  0 comments
Top tackle and bait manufacturers get behind one of the north's top commercial fisheries!Top tackle brand Frenzee arebackingthe venue that used to host the Fish 'O' Mania final – Hayfield Lakes. The complex is superb and home to some of the best fishing available thanks to thecareandattentionof owners, Robin Goforth and Noelie. To celebrate, Frenzee's band of sponsored anglers are hitting the road, offering free coaching and the chance for you to try out all the quality new and innovative match gear that Frenzee is known for. Catch up with the guys, test the gear and learn from the best.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 31, 2014  |  0 comments
Fisherman's Friend are closing its King's Heath branch. . . Fishermans Friend are closing its Kings Heath branch on the last day of August and are offering 20 per cent off everything, including bait.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 23, 2014  |  0 comments
Major changes planned for the Angling Trust Winter League The Angling Trust has changed the structure of the Winter League. The aim is to improve satisfaction among existing Winter League anglers and attempt to introduce new teams and anglers to the league. The changes have been introduced following a survey conducted by the Angling Trust to gather the thoughts and opinions of anglers about how the trust could improve the Winter League. The results of the survey were clear and that change was required if the Winter League was to see an upward turn in satisfaction and participation.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 22, 2014  |  0 comments
All-star cast sees the RiverFest final hotting up! Sunny conditions greeted the competitors who took part in the Angling Trust RiverFest qualifier on the River Trent at Newark on Saturday, July 19th. The winner on the day and the first competitor from this qualifier to go through to the RiverFest final on November 15th/16th was Paul Kozyra from York, who weighed in 41lb of skimmers and bream up to 6lb. In second place on the day and to qualify for the final for the second time was John Urruty (Alfreton Angling) with 26lb 8oz. Final qualification place into the final was John Barningham (Lincoln Whisby) who finished ninth in the match to take the lead over England International angler, Sean Ashby by only 1oz.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 21, 2014  |  0 comments
Preston innovations England Feeder Team take double gold at the World Championship At the fourth time of asking the England Feeder team blew away the opposition to take a wonderful Gold medal – their first since the competition's inception. Held on Inniscarra Lake in Southern Ireland, the England team totalled just 26 points over the two days – a staggering 36 points ahead of runners-up Ireland. A true ‘Method’ water, Inniscarra turned out to be a fair arena for the championship, which allowed the team to really show their ability on an even playing field. The fishing was all about catching skimmers of various sizes at short range.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 18, 2014  |  0 comments
Garbolino snap up Ian Giddins and Sophie Hill Garbolino has added two more star anglers to its already impressive roster, by signing up Ian Giddins and Sophie Hill. Ian is based in the West Midlands and is a real big weight commercial specialist. Having already won several big festivals including the Larford Summer festival twice! A former runner-up of the prestigious £50,000 Match This final, Ian is no stranger to winning big events and will fit in very well at Garbolino. Ian commented: “I’m delighted and looking forward to joining Garbolino, who I see as a very progressive brand in the UK!” Sophie is one of the UK’s biggest prospects in ladies' match fishing and her goal is to make the England ladies squad in the near future.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 17, 2014  |  0 comments
Drennan launch Acolyte Carp Waggler rods. Fans of the exquisite Drennan Acolyte float rods will be doing cartwheels at the news of the launch of the Acolyte Carp Waggler rods. Some of the nicest rods available, the Acolyte range has found favour with anglers everywhere thanks to its super slim blank and featherweight construction. There are two rods in the carp range, an 11ft and a 12ft version.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 15, 2014  |  0 comments
The introduction of a new technology that will dramatically cut transfer of fish disease is the result of leading lights from British industry pulling together. BSafe - short for 'bacteria safe - began life in the mind of avid angler Derek Willan, who believes that all anglers should be doing their bit to safeguard fish health in the UK. Derek explained: "Virus outbreaks were getting all the press but research revealed that the bigger killers were a relatively small group of bacteria which the Environment Agency confirmed were present in the majority of fish mortalities they attended in 2013. 

“It has been proven under laboratory conditions that disease can be transferred on nets to fish, and I feel as anglers we have a duty of care to look into any avenue that can help ensure healthier fish stocks.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 15, 2014  |  0 comments
On Saturday, August 9th, 2014 Leamington Angling Association will be hosting a junior masterclass event at Jubilee Pools in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, near Coventry. It will be an easy-going, instructional event aimed at juniors up to 18 to encourage and help all skill levels – whether you’re looking to learn, polish or hone your skills, ranging from basic whip fishing to advanced rig mechanics and ‘big-fish rigs’, the aim is to cover all aspects, including fish and bank safety. There will be experts on hand, from various tackle companies such as Gardner, Mainline Korda and Dynamite Baits to name a few, all to help create a real-time classroom to teach different disciplines around the venue. Hopefully there will even be the chance to land a few fish, providing the fish gods are smiling!A raffle on the day will have some fantastic prizes on offer so don’t forget to bring your pocket money – it’s not every day you have the chance to win such great prizes for just a few pounds.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 14, 2014  |  0 comments
Pole Fishing magazine contributor, Richard Chave, books his slot. Bream showed well for two of the three qualifiers in the fifth Angling Trust RiverFest qualifier of 2014 held on the Bristol Avon at Newbridge on Sunday, July 13th. Richard Chave booked his place in the final with 51-7-0 from Peg 97 where he used groundbait feeder with worm and maggot to bank 10 bream after taking some roach on the bolo rod. Runner-up John Moody also bagged a qualifying spot with second on Peg 124 where he used feeder and maggot for 41-5-0 of bream.