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Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 29, 2012  |  0 comments
Ton up haul for Garbolino aceSimon Fry has won the Barston Christmas match, setting a new winter record for the venue. He drew the fancied peg 17 at the Coventry lake, a peg with good recent form, and fished the Method feeder at 70 yards. The venues F1 stocks took a liking to his Bag Em XP groundbait, and with a single dead red maggot on the hook, the Stratford rod put 50 'big F1s' and three small carp on the scales for an incredible 116lb 10oz - a record for any winter match at Barston. He commented: “I had an amazing days fishing, especially when you consider just how cold the water was! Barston has been very kind to me over the last few years, and it was great to end 2012 on a high!”In second place was Southam rod Maurice Williams from peg 20.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 26, 2012  |  0 comments
Scotthorne, Ashby, Shipp, Carass and Godfrey in Christmas special! The bumper 100 page Christmas special of Angling News Week is packed with news, views and tips guaranteed to put more fish in your net in 2013! On top of the usual host of features, we have an extra special selection of extra content - including the best images of the year, and 14 video highlights of 2012. We have also asked ten of the country's best anglers to reveal their biggest lessons for 2012! It has been a busy week in the news, with big fish being banked, exciting new sponsorships announced - and no shortage of controversy either! On top of this we have no fewer than twelve features, guaranteed to give you a Christmas read to remember! Happy Christmas!Click here to get your copy now!. . .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 26, 2012  |  0 comments
Anglers who don’t attend presentation will see their winnings donated to charity. White Acres Fishery Manager, Clint Elliott has introduced a new rule, that will see anglers who don’t attend the presentation without good reason have their winnings donated to charity. The rule comes after a string of poor presentation attendances, culminating in this years Parkdean Masters Final – where just ONE competitor –Phil Ringer - watched Harry Billing picked up the bumper cheque for the second time in his career. Clint has also had enough of the big-name anglers fishing the various festivals failing to attend the nightly presentations where daily lake prizes and section winnings are handed out.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 20, 2012  |  0 comments
Anglers mourn the death of southern legend. The match angling world is mourning the death of top southern rod, Ray Mumford. Ray, remembered by many as the man who bought the pole to the UK, passed away last Friday, December 14th, at the age of 77 years. He died of pneumonia, but had been suffering from dementia for several years.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 19, 2012  |  0 comments
Anging Trust hit back at critics. The Angling Trust has hit back at critics, who slammed the £1. 8m funding package secured for angling from Sport England. The amount of funding each sport received was announced on Monday, with angling ranking 35th out of the 46 sports awarded funding, despite being among the country’s largest participation sports.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 19, 2012  |  0 comments
Korum get behind award winning 'Angling Projects' scheme. Club Korum has joined forces with Les Webber’s Angling Projects in a bid to get even more youngsters hooked on fishing in 2013. I Heart Fishing ambassador, Nigel Botherway, visited Angling Projects' Wraysbury headquarters to present Les with Club Korum fishing kits to help them with future angling events. The float, feeder and pole packs include a How To DVD featuring Nigel and former world champion, Tommy Pickering.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 18, 2012  |  0 comments
Disappointment at derisory sum. Anglers have reacted with anger to the news that their sport will receive just £1. 8million in funding from Sport England over the next four years. Over the same length of time, badminton will receive £18 million, netball £25 million and golf £13 million.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 18, 2012  |  0 comments
Northern and Southern venues set. Two of the four Angling Trust Winter League Semi Final venues have been confirmed. The Loughborough Canal will host a northern semi final – along with an unconfirmed commercial. Gold Valley Lakes will host the southern commercial round, but organisers are still on the hunt for a natural venue in the bottom half of the country.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 17, 2012  |  0 comments
Loads of match related news inside!It has been an eventful week in the angling world. For the first time in eighteen years, the former European Champion and World Champion, Will Raison has announced a change in sponsors - moving camps to join Old Ghost. We tell of exciting changes to Advanced Carp Fishing Magazine, with two new top name columnists, and a new consulting Editor. Then, there is the controversial story of the Warwickshire venue that has banned a bait - just because it is too effective, and anglers didn’t want to compete against it!There is good news for fly anglers, in the shape of a new chalkstream charter - and exciting plans for new lakes at Cheshire Partirdge Lakes complex.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 17, 2012  |  0 comments
World Champ wins two big matches on the bounce!Sean Ashby has proved just why he is World Champion, after winning the last two rounds of the Thorne Individual League in consecutive weeks. Fishing against a field of the UK’s finest bloodworm and joker anglers, including Alan Scotthorne and Lee Kerry, Sean made no mistake in commanding the win, from two different parts of the match length. “The canal has certainly changed a lot from the last two years – but the fishing is still very good. Both of these results saw me catch a steady procession of roach, fishing joker on the hook over a bed of groundbait, leam and joker.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 14, 2012  |  0 comments
England ace signs three year deal. Will Raison has signed a three year consultancy deal with Chinese bait giants, Old Ghost. The move represents the former World Champions first sponsorship change in over 18 years, though his long standing tackle deal with Daiwa will continue. Old Ghost officially launched their bait range in to the UK market earlier this year, and have already reported good sales.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 14, 2012  |  0 comments
International angler on verge of new signing. Angling News Week has this morning learnt that a top name English International angler is to sign for Chinese bait giant, Old Ghost. Although we are not yet allowed to release any more details about the signing, the move is set to send shock waves through the industry. Old Ghost are fast becoming a household name on the UK bait scene, after entering the UK market earlier this year.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 12, 2012  |  0 comments
Lessons now available from one of the best in the game. One of the UK’s leading bloodworm and joker experts, Sam Wildsmith has announced that he is to start holding lessons, designed to help anglers improve their skills with the bait. The move comes after a number of anglers have requested coaching days with Sam, but up until this point he has been unable to oblige due to lack of time. He commented: “The last few months have been extremely hectic for me, as I have moved premises and opened up a large new tackle shop in Heanor, Derbyshire.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 11, 2012  |  0 comments
Freak canal match sees top two anglers bank over 70lb. Anglers taking part in last weeks Upper Thames Winter League enjoyed a match to remember, with over 40lb needed to win on a very cold and clear Kennet & Avon Canal. Suprisingly, the practice match the week before the round fished totally differently, with extremely low weights being recorded. With the canal closed for navigation due to lock repairs, and the cold nights the canal was crystal clear.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 11, 2012  |  0 comments
Bumper canal bags, and commercial silver secrets inside this weeks issue!The weather may have taken a turn for the worse, but it has still been a hectic week in the angling world! The Garbolino Winter Festival has taken place at White Acres Fishery in Cornwall, we bring all the results from what was a very closely contested event. We have the story of the angling coach who has made the short list for the BBC's Sports Personality Of The Year, and news of an exciting new angling show that is set to take place in Manchester. On top of all this, we have the story of an exciting new predator fishing academy that is set to take place in the new year, and a shocking video, showing the devastating effect that hydroelectric powerstations have been having on our fish - plus lots, lots more. In addition to this, we have an exciting host of features, new tackle reviews, and catch reports for you to enjoy! Click here to pick up your copy today!.

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