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Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 16, 2013  |  0 comments
Severn seal could be shot. The Angling Trust is demanding urgent action to remove a seal which has taken up residence in Bewdley on the River Severn, some 75 miles from its natural home in the sea, and has been eating its way through large numbers of the local coarse fish population. Bewdley is a very important stretch of river for fishing in the UK, and contains a number of large barbel, pike and chub, among other species. The seal has been observed eating large numbers of these fish every day for several months and it is now endangering the future of angling in the town, which is an important source of income for local shops and businesses.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 15, 2013  |  0 comments
Mr Crabtree TV Series To Hit The Screen! An exciting new fishing show premieres on Discovery Quest next Thursday. The show is based upon the 4 million selling Bernard Venables book, Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing and is the first in a series of several programmes aiming to create a modern Mr Crabtree tail. The series is the brainchild of lifelong anglers James Arnold Baker, and Lester Holcombe, who are passionate Mr Crabtree fans as well as highly experienced media professionals. A statement on the companies website explained “This is a genuine angling programme that all UK anglers will be able to relate to.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 14, 2013  |  0 comments
Team and individual glory for Thatchers. The sudden cold spell along with bright conditions made the fishing quite hard for many anglers, in the last round of the Sensas Commercial House League. With the team winners already decided from the previous match, interest turned to the individual title. Nick Chedzoy (Preston Innovations Thatchers A) made the most of his eng peg draw at Limpley Stoke to win not only the match but the individual title as well.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 14, 2013  |  0 comments
From feast to famine, as temperatures plummet. The temperatures might be dropping, but the news is hotting up in the angling world! The change in weather has seen a hard weekend for many match anglers, with one high profile match seeing a third of the field failing to catch! We have the full story inside the latest issue of Angling News Week! In other news, sea records have tumbled this week, as a Southern club angler banked a massive 40lb cod off the coast of West Sussex! Carp brand Solar have released an exciting new range of tackle, and one of the Country’s biggest and most famous carp fishing venues has changed hands. On top of this, there is news of new sponsorships, and a host of experts tell you how to catch more carp in winter. It has also been announced that the CLA Game Fair is making a comeback, after being cancelled last year following flooding.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 11, 2013  |  0 comments
New lakes to open at Sheffield fishery. Aston Park Fisheries has announced exciting plans for the year ahead. Spring will see the opening of three new lakes, creating over 100 new pegs on the Sheffield complex. The first is to be a pleasure only pool, while the second two have been dug as canal style lakes with match anglers in mind.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 11, 2013  |  0 comments
Exciting new series at Midlands commercialTunnel Barn Farm has announced a new teams of three league, that is to run throughout the summer months at the venue. The venue is popular among club anglers and open rods alike, and is famed for its stocks of F1 carp. In order to ensure good fishing, the league has been limited to 18 teams, with a £350 top prize for the winning team. For more information, contact 01926 842975 Summer League Teams of 3 2013May 4th Jenny’s, Canal & ClubMay 18th Canal, Club & Top June 1st Top, House & ExtensionJune 22nd Canal, Club & TopJuly 13th Canal, Jenny’s & TopJuly 27th Club, Canal & House.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 10, 2013  |  0 comments
Larford announce dates for popular silvers festival. Maver Larford Lakes has announced the dates for its 2013 Silver Fish Festival. The event, which has proven very popular in recent years, is scheduled to take place over a four-day period starting on Monday 25th February and finishing on Thursday 28th February. The competition will cater for a total of 44 anglers fishing in four sections of eleven each day and will take place on the Specimen lake, which has built up a reputation for being amongst the best silverfish venues in the country.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 09, 2013  |  0 comments
Another hectic weekends roach sport on Lincolnshire venue. The Town Welland at Spalding was again on great form in this weekends match, with over 900lb of roach being put on the scales. The 54 anglers averaged over 16lb a man, with 18 managing 20lb plus. Conditions on the river were totally different from the week before, the colour had dropped out , and the river was at its lowest point for recent years, being barely two and a half feet deep, with a slight flow on it.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 08, 2013  |  0 comments
Match Fishing debates the current state of the sport. As we move into 2013, there is little doubt that the sport of angling is changing. Compared to 25 years ago, we are seeing new and different venues, methods and anglers rising, while other disciplines are seemingly declining in popularity. Tom Pickering has been fishing for over 40 years, and has risen to the very pinnacle of the sport, being crowned World Champion, and now captaining the England Feeder Team.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 07, 2013  |  0 comments
Mild weather sparks January feeding frenzy!Venues up and down the country have been enjoying an unseasonal run of form, as mild temperatures have stirred the fish in many of our lakes, rivers and canals into feeding. Match weights soared to over 100lb at many venues, as carp, F1s and skimmers went on the hunt for bait. Pole Fishing Editor, Jon Arthur was one angler lucky enough to find himself on fish in the Tunnel Barn Farm Teams Of Four Winter League, and made the most of a good draw by winning with a 131lb net of F1s!He commented: “Our Match Fishing Drawbags team really lived up to its name this week – I pulled us out four fliers! I was over the moon with peg 31 on House Pool, and fortunately there was a big ball of F1s in front of me. I caught most of my fish on maggots shallow, though I also dobbed a few fish.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 07, 2013  |  0 comments
Exciting start to 2013 The New Year has got off to an eventful start, with the unseasonally warm weather leading to some remarkable nets of fish. Commercial fisheries have been throwing up some enormous weights, with some remarkable catches also being taken by specimen hunters. There have also been some freak events in the animal world, including a marine seal swimming over 70 miles down a river, and into an inland lake. Then there is the ‘leaping mullet’ video, that is trending on You Tube and has already attracted almost £1.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 04, 2013  |  0 comments
Scotthorne on mud, and Joe Carass goes potty in the February issue of Pole Fishing! Pole Fishing's February issue has hit the shelves today, and is teeming with ideas to make 2013 a net busting year! We have Alan Scotthorne's must read guide to leams, and soils, Nick Speed on how to 'round up carp' into your peg, and Joe Carass revealing a clever invention that will catch you more F1s! On top of this, we join Rob Wootton as he banks a big net of river roach, and pit two top Southern rods against each other in a dual on a fish fillled canal. Southern legend Dickie Carr reveals his bream fishing secrets, and Matt Godfrey explains 18 key pieces of advice on being more accurate. We also have over £700 worth of top tackle and bait for you to win! What are you waiting for? Pick up your copy today, or click here to subscribe!. .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 03, 2013  |  0 comments
Seal swims 50 mile along flooded river before entering lake. A seal is thought to have swum more than 50 miles along a flooded river to an RSPB nature reserve, where it was filmed "hopping" into a lake. The marine mammal was filmed in a lake at the RSPB owned Fen Drayton Lakes Reserve, in Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. Thought by experts to be a common seal, the footage shows the seal battling to cross a barrier to get into the lake.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 02, 2013  |  0 comments
Lee Kerry wins Thorne Individual LeaguePreston backed ace, Lee Kerry has won the Thorne Individual league after a very tight finish on the Stainforth and Keadby Canal. The result comes after the most challenging series in a number of years at the Yorkshire venue, with winning weights on some rounds being as low as 8lb. Going in to the final round, Matt Godfrey was leading to the series, by just a couple of ounces, but with a result to be dropped after the final match, there were a lot of people in contention. Lee Kerry made the best of a reasonable draw to finish with 8lb 8oz, and when the dropped result was taken into consideration, he ended up finishing almost 3lb in front of second placed James Dent.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 02, 2013  |  0 comments
Big weight in first round of pairs league. The first round of the Maver Bait Tech Pairs Competiton took place this weekend. Conditions didn’t look too good on the Town Welland, the river was chocolate brown and stood virtually still with all the main river flow going down the Coronation Channel. Surprisingly the roach decided to have a real feed.