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Match Fishing Staff  |  Apr 24, 2015  |  0 comments
Unbeatable value for the Pole Fishing With The Stars weekend! Taking place on May 2nd and 3rd at Garbolino Lindholme Lakes near Doncaster, is the unmissable Pole Fishing With The Stars Weekend! The first event of its kind, this academy weekend will see 10 of the country’s top pole anglers come together to offer a unique opportunity for you to enjoy quality coaching from the very best in the business. Star anglers are set to include England internationals Des Shipp, Lee Kerry and Callum Dicks, former England ace, Dennis White, current Fish ‘O’ Mania champion Andy Geldart, top coach and Pole Fishing’s resident Venue Detective Andy May, England Youth Internationals James Dent and Bradley Gibbons, Fish ‘ O’ Mania legend Steve Cooke, Shimano & Dynamite-backed angling coach Nick Speed, and Match Fishing magazine’s Joe Carass. Taking place on the venue’s prolific Laurels and Willows lakes, each star will showcase a different angling discipline, giving you the chance to learn as much as possible. Each angler will specialize in a certain topic, style or method of pole fishing, giving in-depth demonstrations.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 19, 2015  |  0 comments
Places available for May festival at bagging Mecca!May the 2nd will see the first day of this years spring festival get underway at the renowned big weight barbel Mecca that is Tri-Cast Weston Pools. Following on from a record-breaking year at the fishery, preparations are underway to ensure a successful event, and arm aching action for all entrants! Thecompetition will run over three days ending on bank holiday Monday, the 4th May. A brand new club house has been built at the fishery and plans are in place to take full advantage of the setting for a fantastic angling and social event. Booking and registering is mandatory and full details are available on the Weston Pools web site.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 09, 2015  |  0 comments
The Maver Mega Match This Grand Final has rapidly established itself as one of the most important and iconic dates within the UK match angling calendar. Historically, the end of August sees all eyes within the angling fraternity focus on the prolific Match lake at Maver Larford to witness the sport’s richest final unfold. This year’s final was no different with the event originally being scheduled to take place on Saturday 29th August. However, due to an unforeseen date clash with Evesham’s river festival also taking place over the same Bank holiday weekend, Maver (UK) has taken the decision to reschedule this year’s final until the following weekend.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 03, 2015  |  0 comments
We are sad to announce the passing of David Hall – founder and chairman of David Hall Publishing. David died peacefully in his sleep this morning after a short spell in hospital. He was diagnosed with cancer almost two years ago and had spent the past 12 months at home being cared for by his wife, Cherry. Throughout that period, David continued to take an active role in the running of DHP and asserted that the only thing keeping him from the office was an arthritic ankle!Considered a maverick when he entered the angling trade as the private publisher of Coarse Fisherman magazine more than 30 years ago, David went on to publish several leading angling publications including Match Fishing, Pole Fishing, Coarse Fishing Answers, Total Carp, Advanced Carp Fishing, Total Sea Fishing and Total FlyFisher.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 25, 2015  |  0 comments
Drennan has added two highly respected anglers to its ever-impressive portfolio. The first is England Veteran Joe Roberts from Northamptonshire, a long-serving member of the Kamasan Starlets squad who has also coached the England Disabled, Veterans and Juniors on a regular basis. He is now a successful member of the England Veterans himself with several section winning medals under his belt. Joe is a great all-rounder and particularly well known for his bream and skimmer prowess on both pole and feeder.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 04, 2015  |  0 comments
We recruit the help of one of the sport’s finest all-rounders and true gent, Darren Cox, for a masterclass in approaching rivers in flood conditions. Flooded, raging rivers, often seen with half a tree floating down, can be a daunting proposition on the pole, but they needn’t be. You need to think carefully about your baits and rigs, but above all else being confident in your approach is as important as anything else. Darren Cox has encountered many a river like this in match conditions, both when fishing for crucial team points and in individual-based events.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 28, 2015  |  0 comments
I don't know about you but I love a new challenge… . . . and until recently I waswondering why.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 22, 2015  |  0 comments
Jon Arthur is no stranger to big events, so we got him to pick seven of the best and explain what it takes to fish them. I have had a few people messaging me recently about ‘taking the next step’ and getting into the big-match circuit. I think that’s great as, for me, half the fun of match fishing is constantly learning about new methods and venues, trying to up your game and better yourself. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut fishing the same venues week in, week out.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 21, 2015  |  0 comments
Pole Fishing Magazine is to run a new, three day event at Tunnel Barn Farm near Warwick, on June 15th, 16th and 17th, 2015. The first event of its kind, the Pole Fishing Masters is to be pole only, and is heavily sponsored by Daiwa, with the tackle giant committed to support the event for the next three years. Its backing will see the overall winner walk away with a Daiwa Air pole worth £5,999. There will also be generous tackle prizes for the individual winners of each day.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 19, 2015  |  0 comments
Does the groundbait you choose really make that much difference?In the forthcoming February issue of Match Fishing we pit two top anglers, Warren Martin and Daniel Brydon, against each other. The purpose of the exercise is to find out whether a dedicated tailor-made groundbait concoction is superior to a one-bag ready-to-use mix. The outcome is very interesting and should have you thinking more closely about the mixes you use. Pick up the February issue of Match Fishing for the inside information – on sale Friday, January 30th.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 15, 2015  |  0 comments
Are you good enough to fish for your country? The Angling Trust is looking for talented coarse anglers who would like to apply for the England Under-18 and Under-23 youth assessments. The U18 and U23 Youth World Championships are due to be staged at Smederevo, in Serbia, on August 7th and 8th, 2015, and a team is required to represent England and team sponsors,Sensas for the U18s andDrennan for the U23s. Where and when The Sensas Team England youth assessment for the U18s will take place on Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at Makins Fishery, Nuneaton, in Warwickshire. Applicants must have been under 18 years of age on December 31st, 2014 to apply.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 14, 2015  |  0 comments
Get involved with our brand-new event for 2015. We have a line-up of the country’s best anglers to help coach you at the Pole Fishing With The Stars weekend! On May 2nd and 3rd, 2015, an exciting new event will be taking place at Garbolino Lindholme Lakes near Doncaster. The first event of its kind, the Pole Fishing With The Stars academy weekend will see 10 of the country’s top pole anglers come together, offering a unique opportunity for anglers to enjoy quality coaching from the very best in the business. Split into two separate one-day events, the weekend will see anglers spend half an hour with each of the stars, in small groups of six.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 12, 2015  |  0 comments
Pollution kills thousands of canal fish in the Leicester area. The Grand Union Canal near Fleckney, in Leicestershire, has had its fish stocks decimated by a shocking pollution incident. Caused by farm slurry, ammonia levels reached critical levels with an estimated 2000 fish dying as a result. Match Fishing regular Rob Wootton has fished this area of the canal all of his life and was understandably upset by the disaster.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 07, 2015  |  0 comments
Wrap up warm and get out there to catch some fish! Unfortunately that doesn’t always seem to be the case, and in the last few weeks I have been disappointed to see match attendances dropping as more and more people choose to stay at home rather than brave the cold. I must say that the warmth of my bed this Sunday when the alarm went off at 6am was still very appealing, but with a good match ahead, a flask and plenty of warm clothes it wasn’t long before I was buzzing about what lay in store. With these thoughts running through my head I wanted to use this month’s blog to try and inspire some enthusiasm to those of you who may otherwise be waiting for warmer times. First of all, it is all about getting comfy.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
Top team Drennan North West boost its squad. Drennan North West has strengthened its ranks after signing some exceptionally talented young anglers. Squad captain Steve Conroy explained: “We recently had a meeting with some of the senior members of the squad and decided that if we wanted to remain competitive with teams like Barnsley and Dorking we would have to look to strengthen the squad with some hungry young anglers. “Some of the Welsh contingent in the squad fish Weston Pools regularly and identified commercial specialists Robbie Griffiths, Matty Dawes and Michael Rough who have all been regular winners.