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Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 26, 2013  |  0 comments
Festival win for England ace. Daiwa and Old Ghost backed ace, Will Raison has took victory in the Stafford Moor Silver Fish Festival with a perfect four point score. Fished over four days, the festival came to a gripping finale on the final day with Will Raison, and England co star, Des Shipp tied on points –meaning the overall result would depend on who finished highest in their section! Will put on a faultless display of skimmer fishing to finish with 19lb 12oz, and take a win! Unfortunately for Des, a drop to third in section left room for Dave Guntrip to sneak in to second place. Will explained: “I always enjoy myself at Stafford Moor, the fishing is great, and the venue has a nice natural feel to it.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 25, 2013  |  0 comments
Frugal feeding key to Bait Tech Festival Win. Ringer Baits backed ace James Hawkins had five days to remember last week, after romping to victory in the prestigious Bait Tech Festival at White Acres. With cool temperatures and torrential rain, the fishing wasn’t up to its usual spring standards – with frugal feeding holding the key to big weights for many anglers. James started his week on Trewaters, and though he enjoyed a nice days fishing, and caught 34lb on a feeder, he was beaten by two anglers in his section – a result which he ended up dropping.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 25, 2013  |  0 comments
Exciting news, videos and more inside! With massive fish banked, and prestigious festivals won with big nets of carp, you could be forgiven for thinking that we are are in the midst of a spring heatwave, rather than the Siberia like conditions that we are actually faced with!We have the story from Cornwall's White Acres complex, where James Hawkins has been crowned Bait Tech Festival champion. Then, there is the tale of specimen ace Paul Garner, who has landed a 19lb zander from the River Severn. The Angling Trust's battle against fishery destroying cormorants has reached new heights this week, with Martin Salter presenting the campaign to parliament. On top of this, we have the story of the massive River Po catfish, that stretched the scales to over 220kg! Then, there is the good news regarding the 'Take A Friend Fishing' campaign, that is set to run again this year.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 24, 2013  |  0 comments
Stark warning from Angling Trust. Following complaints from anglers angered by the re-emergence of a website offering rod licence renewals which charges an additional £11 for ‘processing services’ the Angling Trust is warning anglers not to pay a penny more than they need and is encouraging everyone to use the completely free service provided by the Environment Agency and the Post Office. Buried away in the small print at www. rodlicence.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 24, 2013  |  0 comments
RAF man is interim Welsh Manager. The Welsh Federation of Coarse Anglers has selected Wing Commander Andy Johnstone OBE to be their interim Senior Team Manager for the forthcoming international season. Andy has been a member of the Welsh squad for 10 years and competed in 9 European Championships and 4 World Championships. A member of the Royal Air Force team, he has managed the RAF to numerous medals including NFA Division One National Silver; 5 Golds, 2 Silvers and a Bronze, during the 8 years the RAF competed in the European Military Championships; and numerous NATO Championship medals.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 24, 2013  |  0 comments
Big cash and bait prizes on offer at Easter Festival. Top bait firm, Bag Em Matchbaits have once again agreed to sponsor the Easter Festival at Staffordshire's Heronbrook Fishery. Bag'em are giving away £600 worth of bait prizes for 1st to 12th place overall and daily winner prizes to, as well as great money prizes from Heronbrook Fishery. With places limited to 60 anglers to ensure good fishing, the event is expected to sell out, and anglers are advised to get in quick if they want to take part!For more information, check out: http://www.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 20, 2013  |  0 comments
Bait giant Sonubaits has just launched a brand-new and improved website. The bait brand is at the very forefront of modern bait design, and delivers innovative ranges with the help of a world class team of match, carp and specimen anglers. The new site contains all the latest news, tips and blogs as well as all of Sonubaits' exciting products. Check it out! .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 19, 2013  |  0 comments
The box office has opened and the countdown begun for this year’s CLA Game Fair – the world’s largest countryside event – at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire from Friday, 19 July to Sunday, 21 July. The CLA Game Fair’s organisers are predicting a huge turnout for this year’s event which celebrates the countryside and showcases the importance of field sports and country activities to the rural economy. Director Andrew Crawford said: “The CLA Game Fair is the jewel in the crown of the outdoor show calendar and is recognised nationally and internationally as the biggest countryside event of its kind, promoting all aspects of a living and working countryside. “Having missed a year, we are expecting a surge of interest and a ‘bounce-back’ effect with 1,000-plus exhibitors and a very large number of visitors.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 19, 2013  |  0 comments
Top matchman Gary Miller has just signed an individual deal with Maver. Gary, one of the original Essex County team members, has competed at the very top level for a long time and is well known as the man at the front when it comes to big team events. Currently a member of the talented Maver Image squad under Steve Clark’s management, Gary has consistently impressed many in the sport at top level and is regarded within the match fishing fraternity to be a very talented angler indeed. Gary has been fishing since age 5 and began competing as a junior with Kings Arms & Cheshunt aged 10.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 18, 2013  |  0 comments
The Biggest event in Ireland is BACK! The Lakelands & Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championship is to take place the 9th to 13th September 2013. Kevin Locke Match Organiser stated 'I am delighted that Lakelands & Inland Waterways have agreed to sponsor the World Pairs in 2013'. The event, which was won by Irish duo Phillip Jackson and Cathal Hughes, was a massive success in its first year with anglers keen to see it back on the calendar for 2013! The match saw the first place pairing walk away with a stunning £30,000 cheque, one of the richest prizes in angling, along with generous tackle prizes from Daiwa. Details have not been finalized yet and are due for release on the 8th of April.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 18, 2013  |  0 comments
Just 69p for 71 pages of news, features, blogs and more! After running virtually unchanged for years, Drennan Team England has announced a squad change for this years European Championship. We reveal the two new lucky anglers inside, and gauge their reaction to the news! A school of massive cod has moved in off the coast of Norway, with several 20kg beasts being landed, and two over the massive 30kg barrier! More details inside. Also from the sea fishing world, we have the story of the tiny codling - that won one lucky sea angler over £10,000 in prizes! There have been several high profile signings in the carp fishing world this week - notably the move by Belgian ace Dennis Helling to English tackle giant Taska, we have all the gossip inside! In videos, we have spring tips from Pole Fishing's Matt Godfrey, a trailer for the critically acclaimed new Bait Tech DVD, and a sneak peek at a clever new baiting tool from Avid Carp. For all this and more, check out this week's issue of Angling News Week - for just 69p an issue you would be a fool not to! Click here to get your copy now!.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 15, 2013  |  0 comments
New Easter Festival Announced! An exciting new veterans festival is set to take place at Weston Pools Fishery in Shropshire. With sponsorship from tackle giant Tri Cast, the event will take place on Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd of March. Entry costs just £50, which includes festival entry and peg fees. There is an optional superpool of £10 on the day, with the overall result decided on section points.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 15, 2013  |  0 comments
Just one week left for Garbolino Club Angler Of the Year Entries!Due to popular demand, an extension has been placed on the Garbolino Club Angler Of The Year, meaning anglers now have another seven days to get their entry forms in!Once again Garbolino has pledged its unanimous support for the biggest event in the Match Fishing club calendar – the prestigious Club Angler of the Year!This is every club angler’s opportunity to step up to the plate and prove themselves as the country’s number-one club angler, as others have done in previous years. There’s over £10,000 worth of top tackle prizes and some lucrative cash prizes to be won too! (All cash prizes subject to entry. ) As ever there’s a unique glass trophy for the winner, who will also receive an invitation to fish the 2014 Drennan Knockout Cup competition, giving them the chance to lift that huge title too!The qualifiers will run in the same format as previous years, with three regional fish-offs. The first will be at Tunnel Barn Farm on Friday, April 19th, the second at Woodland Lakes Thirsk on Friday, May 3rd and the third at Colemans Cottage on Friday, May 17th.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 15, 2013  |  0 comments
Here are the anglers and their sections for the first Spring event of the year in Cornwall, the White Acres Bait-Tech Festival: A SECTION Cameron Hughes Bob Jarvis Mark Johnson Simon Jones Wayne Kearney Barry Killinger Ben Leach Andy Leathers Steve Mitchell Colin Mulholland Bret Nicholson Dave Phillips Sam Powell Andrew Power Neil Richards Shaun Sylvester John Treweek Steve Tucker Gary Webber Peter Wedgbrow Tony Wynnick Jamie Parkhouse B SECTION Grant Albutt Richard Bacon Andy Bennett (Manchester) Steve Berclough Graham Hall Dave Bruton Simon Wilsmore Andrew Crocker Mark Davidge Alan Davis James Hawkins Dominic Hunt Simon Hunt Mark Jones Mark Kimber Jason Lebosquet Barry Oliver Mick Owen Steve Parry Tom Pringle Mark Read Joff Rogers Kevin Scott Darren Shaw Des Shipp Scott Smith James Thomas Adam Wakelin Gary Walker Chas Ward Lee Werrett Mikey Williams Danny Wynn C SECTION Kevin Abigail Neil Adcock Martin Amos Pete Bowles Phil Canning Steve Cooke Brian Cross Nick Crouch Pete Currell Colin Dumphy Darren Fordham James Garside Matt Godfrey Eddie Green Andy Grimes Mark Brown Tim Jones Chris Kerbel Richard Kinning Paul Larthwell Stewart Lister Roly Palmer Russ Parsons Tommy Pickering Bradley Proctor Lee Prophet Steven Prophet Steve Sanders Nigel Smith Andy Stone Ed Warren Wayne Westhead Richard Wildman Doug Wright D SECTION Cliff Adams Neil Anderson Roy Beasley Mark Bexon Harry Billing Nigel Bond Damian Brierley Roger Brown Paul Burns Michael Corsini Scott Cousins Craig Elkin Nick Fleming Chris Fox Jimmy Garside Kurtis Greenwood Russell Grimes Dave Hillier Paul Holland Mick Kearns Mick Lees Gavin Messer Paul Newell Neil Newman Paul Pargetter Alan Prophet Sam Randle Ricky Salmon Tom Scholey Alan Spooner Keith Standage Alan Talbot Rob Wooton Pemb Wrighting E SECTION Jimmy Archer Glen Calvert Steve Clarke (Essex) John Deakin Callum Dicks Lee Edwards Paul Faiers Simon Gould Tom Hanser Graham Harding Mark Harper Richie Hull Peter Keeler Darren Kempson Jason Kirk Paul Lasson Alan Lord Barry Lucas Dave Martin Steve Martin Les Moody Ryan Musgrave Andy Neil Adriam Pickering Adrian Quarril Phil Ringer Steve Ringer Tim Rowe Roger Smith Chris Vandervleit Andy Weston Pete Wild David Williams Martin Wright LAKES: Pollawyn Jennys/Trewaters Trelawney/Twin Oaks Porth Bolingey Visitwww. news-reel. com for more information about White Acres. .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 14, 2013  |  0 comments
Cast Northwest Unveils UK’s First Indoor Fishery!The UK’s first indoor fishery has been opened by Lancashire based angling charity, Cast Northwest. The venue, which is housed inside a giant greenhouse, provides the charity with the facilities that it needs to teach children about the art of angling in all weathers. The venue was the brainchild of project co ordinator, Neil Farnworth, who has been using his scheme to help children who have dropped out of full time education for the past seven years. The indoor lake is the latest part of the project, and allows Neil and his term to continue their good work, even in inclement weather conditions.

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