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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.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 25, 2013  |  0 comments
Big names exit in Northern Semi Finals. This weekend saw the Northern Semi Finals of the Angling Trust Winter League take place at Dynamite Makins Fishery near Wolvey, and on the Grand Union Canal at Loughborough. In a real turn up for the books, four of the most fancied teams have failed to qualify for the final – meaning Ultimate Barnsley Blacks, Shakespeare Superteam, Matrix Dynamite Trentmen and Maver Bait Tech won’t be competing in the final on the tidal River Trent later this year. Maver Midlands took victory at Makins Fishery to earn their place in the grand final.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 25, 2013  |  0 comments
New angling photography service offered!A new angling photography service has been established, offering anglers the oppurtunity to have their own personalised angling shoot with a professional angling journalist! The man behind the scheme is Middy backed match fishing ace, Craig Butterfield. He explained: "Fishing is one of the most popular sports in England, unfortunately it’s often a lonely sport, just us against the elements. Although the peace and tranquility can be great, when it comes to capturing that perfect fishing photo it can become a struggle. Here at Elite Fishing Photography we offer people the chance to perfectly capture those fishing moments that you always wanted to, but never could.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 25, 2013  |  0 comments
Most eventful week of the year in news. It has been the most hectic week of the year so far in terms of news, with big matches taking place, international teams announced,and big fish banked!There has been controversial news from the Preston Innovations Feeder Team captain, Tommy Pickering, who has chosen his team for this years World Championship in South Africa - and included two anglers who have never represented their country before. In other match fishing news, the results are in for this years Angling Trust Winter League Semi Final - which has seen some shock exits for the UK's biggest teams. Then there is the story of the lucky sea angler, who has won £1,000,000 on the Euromillions! Plus, we have word of the launch of an exciting new specimen fishing brand!Feature wise, we reveal the clever F1 fishing device that will send you potty, uncover carp fishing tips from the best in the business, and take in a days grayling fishing on a tough northern river.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 22, 2013  |  0 comments
Albutt and Wakelin receive England call up. The Angling Trust & Preston Innovations England Feeder Team has now been selected for the World Championships in November in South Africa. They are; Tom Pickering (Manager/Captain) Glenn Lawrence (Coach), Steve Ringer, Phil Ringer, Mick Vials, Adam Wakelin and Grant Albutt. Glenn Lawrence, the current Barnsley Blacks Captain will be coaching this strong squad alongside Tommy.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 21, 2013  |  0 comments
Team backed by Chinese bait firm win inaugural Cob House Winter League Old Ghost have won the first winter league held at Worcestershire's Cob House fishery. The league was fished by 10 teams of four over six rounds although one round had to be called off due to bad weather. Over the course of the five rounds the Old Ghost team won three and finished 2nd in two of them. Each round was a test for all teams however a positive approach on each round from the anglers reaped the rewards.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 20, 2013  |  0 comments
Will commercial fisheries prove the future of our sport?“Commercial fisheries prove a double edged sword - as they allow young anglers to become very proficient very quickly – but only at a very limited number of methods. This is undoubtedly why they prove so popular, catching fish is relatively easy, and an angler can go from being a novice to being a winner in just a few short months. The problem is, commercial fisheries also produce a lot of short term anglers, by that I mean anglers who take up the sport, but then lose interest – because this kind of sport simply doesn’t prove as captivating as fishing diverse venues with a variety of species. ” This was the verdict of England skipper Mark Downes, when asked his thoughts on young anglers entering the sport.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 20, 2013  |  0 comments
Massive Southern show this weekend. The hugely popular Big One angling show is set to take place this weekend at the Farnborough Airfield in Hampshire. The massive angling extravaganza is regarded as a real highlight of the year by punters and exhibitors alike, with stands catering for all disciplines of angling. Following the success of The Big One 2012, the organisers promised to make the 2013 show bigger and better.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 19, 2013  |  0 comments
Angler nets £1,000,000 Euromillions prize! A keen angler from Hythe won’t need to talk about the ‘one that got away’ after his EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle ticket returned a whopping £1,000,000 in the draw on Tuesday 12 February. And unbelievably, the win comes almost 21 years after his dad won £250,000 on the Pools. Despite being on holiday, factory worker Ron Warne (46), was up early on Wednesday morning digging for fishing bait on the beach at Hythe completely unaware that he was the town’s newest millionaire. Cold and miserable he was bemoaning his freezing cold feet and grumbling that he was going to have to find the money to buy some new thermal boots; little did he know that he could afford the very best boots on the market.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 19, 2013  |  0 comments
Preston ace makes it three wins on the bounce! Winning three consecutive matches is difficult enough – but winning three 50+ peggers on the ultra competitive fens circuit is nothing short of a momentous achievement – and that is exactly what Preston Innovations and Sonubaits backed ace Michael Buchwalder has achieved. Bread has been the secret to success for the Milton Keynes based kitchen fitter, and this weeks result has been the lowest winning weight for the rod – and he still banked over 22lb of roach. He explained: “Although it is a fair old drive to the fens for me, it has been well worth the trip every time, as I have enjoyed three great days fishing – and won a fair bit of money in the process! I have undoubtedly drawn some very good pegs, and this week was no different – but the fish don’t jump in the net, and there are definitely things that you can do to improve the efficiency of your fishing. In this weeks match, I had to chase the fish up and down my peg, varying the distance that I was fishing to keep in touch with fish.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 18, 2013  |  0 comments
Monster carp, bream, barbel and whiting in this weeks Angling News Week! If you like big fish, then you will love this weeks issue of Angling News Week! We have the story of the years biggest barbel, caught from the River Kennett, and the tale of the novice angler who captured a whiting, which has just been confirmed as the new British record! Then there is the 17lb bream, banked by a teenage angler from a Hertfordshire pit. From the match fishing world, we bring you the story behind Tommy Pickering's latest big match win, and the final results from the prestigious Tunnel Barn Farm winter league. In the studio, we put ten questions to Britain's most decorated young match angler - Matt Godfrey. Feature wise, we have commercial silver fish secrets with Fish O Mania champ Warren Martin, a must read guide to catching more flounder, a selection of six of anglers funniest videos and much, much more.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 18, 2013  |  0 comments
Big match victory for feeder team captain. England feeder team ace Tommy Pickering has proved just why he is regarded as one of the country’s best feeder anglers – after bagging a winning net in this weekends round of the Hayfield Pairs Series. The sixty peg event is contested by some of the north’s finest angling talents – including Alan Scotthorne, James Dent and current World Champion, Sean Ashby. The match win comes on the back of a string of good results at the venue – and Tommy puts them all down to the banjo feeder!He explained: “The banjo is perhaps a little underused by a lot of anglers –who prefer more conventional methods such as the Method feeder – but there are definitely times when the water is cold as it is at the moment when it is very difficult to beat.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 16, 2013  |  0 comments
After 10 hard-fought rounds, the Match Fishing Drawbags team of four has claimed the Tunnel Barn Farm Winter League Championship. Eighteen teams battled it out at the ever-reliable Tunnel Barn Farm Fishery in Warwickshire. The talented four-man team of Steve Ringer, Jon Arthur, Joe Carass and Paul Bick sealed victory by also winning the final round. They ended up with an impressive 555-point score, ahead of Barston on 516 points and Banbury Gunsmiths on 512 points.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 13, 2013  |  0 comments
Match This Champion, Les Thompson to host Facebook chat night. Bait Tech and Matrix consultant Les Thompson is the star in line for the next installment of Bait Tech’s hugely popular Facebook chat nights. Les has been at the forefront of the commercial match scene for many years. The Midlands based angler is heavily involved in bait and tackle design, with an understanding of the industry topped by an in depth knowledge of the sport.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 12, 2013  |  0 comments
Final round of pairs league yields more top roach weights. The final round of the Maver Bait Tech Pairs League has taken place on the River Glen and Town Welland in Spalding this weekend. With previous rounds making headlines due to massive nets of roach, expectations were high for another good match. For the first time in the series the organisers were able to use both the Town Welland and the River Glen and both venues fished really well.