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Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 13, 2013  |  0 comments
Top name sponsors for new winter event. An exciting new team fishing competition has been announced, that will start in the winter of 2013. The brainchild of Sam Wildsmith, and Angling News Week Editor, Tom Scholey, the league will see 12 teams of six compete over a four match series. Sam explained: “For a few years now, I have felt that there is room for a new team fishing competition through the winter months – and after talking with Tom we decided to get together and make it happen.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 12, 2013  |  0 comments
Kerry and Dicks to represent England!Mark Downes and Mark Addy, Joint Drennan Team England Managers, have announced their England squad to compete in this year’s 19th Coarse Angling European Championship in Novisad, Serbia on the Danube canal from 24th – 30th June. Following last year’s European silver medal win in Spain, Mark Downes and Mark Addy have decided to give some ‘Young Blood’ a chance to establish themselves. Stepping down this year for the European Championship are Steve Gardener and Steve Hemmingray. They are replaced by Barnsley’s Lee Kerry, who has already represented his country at Youth level and Bristol’s Callum Dicks, a regular in the successful Dorking squad, and a former Youth World Champion.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 11, 2013  |  0 comments
Thorne glory for Wright and Gianoncelli!Browning Hot Rods ace Rob Wright, and England Youth International Frankie Gianoncelli have won the Thorne Pairs League, after a close final round. The league, contested by 72 anglers on Stainforth and Keadby Canal is among the most prestigious in the country, with five times World Champion Alan Scotthorne, and current World Champion Sean Ashby among the competitors. Frankie explained: “Rob and I are absolutely made up to have won a league as prestigious as this – I would definitely describe it as my biggest angling achievement, and proudest moment. As the final league table shows, the competition was extremely closely contested by some of the country’s best bloodworm and joker anglers.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 08, 2013  |  0 comments
Good year ahead predicted at White Acres!Match legend, and manager of Cornwall’s White Acres Holiday Park, Clint Elliott has predicted a great year for his guests, after a cracking personal winter campaign at the venue. “Considering how up and down the weather has been, I couldn’t be more happy with how good the fishing has been at White Acres this winter. I was lucky enough to win the Cornish Winter League, and we enjoyed pretty consistent sport throughout" he explained. "The last round a couple of weeks ago was a real highlight – I drew on Jenny’s and managed 60lb of roach and F1s, a brilliant days fishing in anybody’s book! This was only good enough for third overall – and in that particular match carp didn’t count! In terms of the stocking of the fishery, I haven’t changed a lot this year.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 07, 2013  |  0 comments
Top prizes on offer in new three day festival. Popular Shropshire commercial, Weston Pools has announced a new three day festival, sponsored by tackle giants Tri-Cast. Taking place on the 30th March, 31st March and 1st April, the total cost for the three days is £70. There will also be an optional super pool of £10 which will pay out the top three anglers overall after the last day.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 07, 2013  |  0 comments
Eric Humphries steps down as manager. The manager of the Welsh International team, Eric Humphries has resigned from his post with immediate effect. The moves comes following a meeting between the Welsh Federation Of Anglers, that took place last week, in which Eric received a vote of no confidence. He told Angling News Week: “I am obviously very disappointed to have to stand down, as I loved working with the team – but in many ways it may be a blessing in disguise.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 06, 2013  |  0 comments
Three England Feeder teams to compete at the European FriendlyFollowing on from last years successes, which saw England’s ‘Team Blue’ lift a gold medal at Ghent rowing close The Van Den Eynde European Feeder Friendly International will be taking place again this year on 6th-7th April in Holland on the Ghent-Terneuzen canal. Last year saw two teams cross over the channel for this friendly feeder match representing the Angling Trust and team sponsors, Preston Innovations with the two teams bagging up the medals. This year England Team Manager, Tom Pickering is putting three teams forward to compete so he can have a look at other anglers who have impressed in the England Feeder trial that was held last September 2012. The teams are;Team Blue Mick VialsSteve RingerPhil RingerDarren CoxDean BarlowTeam GreenAlex BonesAdam RooneyGrant AlbuttRob WoottonAdam WakelinTeam BlackGlenn LawrenceNick SpeedWayne BartholomewWill FreemanEddie BridonThe Angling Trust and Preston Innovations wish the three teams success at bringing home the medals this year for England.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 05, 2013  |  0 comments
Masses of free content for Match and Pole Fishing readers. The men behind Match and Pole Fishing magazines are creating a host of videos, all of which are free to view on each magazines YouTube channel. Featuring star anglers, including Des Shipp, Steve Ringer, Alan Scotthorne and Rob Wootton, the team are creating more videos than ever before. Match Fishing’s Joe Carass explained: “For a long time, I have wanted to get more video footage on the bank – as there is no better way of demonstrating the all important details that give top anglers an edge on the bankside.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 04, 2013  |  0 comments
Top teams dominate in Southern Semi Finals. Daiwa Dorking and Kamasan Starlets have secured their places in the Angling Trust Winter League Final in emphatic style- by winning their respective Semi Finals. Saturday’s match took place at Gold Valley Lakes in Surrey, and Daiwa Dorking proved their undoubted international class by winning the event –with only two of their anglers finishing any lower than second in section. Team regular, and former World Youth Champion, Callum Dicks explained: “Gold is obviously a venue where our anglers are very experienced, so we were able to keep our plan fairly simple.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 04, 2013  |  0 comments
Angling News Week on sale now! Two exciting new competitions have been announced this week - carrying a combined prize fund of over £35,000! If you are a match, sea or fly angler then at least one of them will be right up your street!On top of this we have the story of the pleasure angler who has banked a massive 7lb 5oz chub, and the all important results from the Angling Trust Winter League Semi Finals!We bring you the story of Alan Blairs latest conquest, which sees him targetting carp on tidal rivers, and reveal the exciting new bait on offer from carp giant Solar Baits. Then there is the tale of England feeder star Tommy Pickering's latest high profile win, in the Maver Larford Silver Fish Festival. Feature wise, we have soil secrets from the best angler in the world, a lesson in day ticket carp fishing from England ace Tom Maker, a battle of two UK Champions, and a sea fishing lesson from Gary Pye. Plus, there is a look at the latest tackle to hit the shelves, blogs from the sports top names, and all the latest catch reports.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 01, 2013  |  0 comments
Traditional bream tactics help Tommy Pickering to festival win! Tommy Pickering has won the Maver Larford Lakes Silverfish Festival, with a six point score. The Preston Innovations and Sonubaits backed ace managed an impressive three section wins out of four in the 38 strong event – pipping Andy Moors and Grant Albutt to the top spot. He explained: “I was very lucky to have been bought up doing a lot of traditional feeder fishing – and had the best teacher of all, in Dennis White. A lot of the lessons that Dennis taught me at Worsborough Reservoir in the early 1970s have rung true this week at Larford – and I have also been quite lucky at the drawbag.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 28, 2013  |  0 comments
Bright future for historic match venue This time last year, the future looked iffy for one of the Country's most historic match venues – as new police regulations made accessing the roadside of Lincolnshire’s Fossdyke Canal almost impossible. The ruling by Lincoln’s chief constable meant that anglers were no longer able to park their cars alongside the busy A57 that runs alongside the most prolific stretch of the canal making accessing the 100 peg stretch almost impossible. Fortunately for anglers, this has now changed – thanks to two kind hearted people who are allowing anglers to park their cars on their property – giving two easy access parking points at two different points along the waterway. Match organiser, Alan Henry explained: “Everyone was gutted when we lost the roadside, as it is by far the fairest, and best stretch of the Fossdyke canal –and has been home to some very historic matches in the past.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 27, 2013  |  0 comments
Get Down To The Glasgow Angling Centre Weekend!Glasgow Angling Centre's famous open weekend is to take place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the organiser promises it to be bigger, better and with more to see than ever before. The company's last Open Weekend, in September 2012, was the biggest and best attended ever, securing a place in the calendar as the biggest free angling event in the UK. Three-Day Event!The event will be taking place at the company's massive 30,000sq ft megastore ,which is throwing open its doors for anglers from all over the world to check out the latest fishing gear, pick up some great bargains and rub shoulders with the top names in the angling business. GAC has long been one of the country’s top sea fishing tackle retailers and this event will host a great line up of brands from the shore and boat angling scene, like Daiwa, Lynx, Abu, Penn, Shimano, Cox & Rawle and Okuma, and top anglers like Mike Thrussel, Stevie Souter and Anthony Glascoe will be on hand to give advice and share tips on sea angling’s latest trends, including a Tronix workshop on Light Rock Fishing, the latest trend in sea fishing.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 26, 2013  |  0 comments
Ian Heaps sponsors big money event. Pembrokeshire’s Holgan Farm Fishery, owned by former World Champion, Ian Heaps is to hold a festival – with a prize fund of more than £5,000. The event is set to coincide with Pembrokeshire’s Fish Week – and carries a first prize of £2,000! Ian explained: “I was eager to get involved with what is an important week for my area, and decided that running a festival would be the perfect way to do so!With the current financial climate, I was keen to keep things cheap – and have managed to secure a deal with a local caravan park. This means that I can offer festival entry, and accommodation for just £260 per person.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 26, 2013  |  0 comments
Exciting Multi Species competition carries 30,000 Euro prize fund!Irish holiday company Donegal Angling Holidays have announced an exciting new angling competition – that carries a massive 30,000 Euro prize fund. Uniquely, the competition takes in four disciplines of angling, with anglers required to demonstrate their competence at charter boat fishing, shore fishing, game fishing and coarse fishing throughout the different days of the festival. The main prize will be awarded to the team who capture the highest total number of species over the four days of the competition. In accordance with the fish friendly ethos of the company, all species captured will be measured by the stewards at the time of capture, and then returned to the water.

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