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Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 10, 2014  |  0 comments
Head over to the Match Fishing Facebook page now for your chance to win over £2,000 of match fishing kit!The prize comprises:• Matrix Matchmaster Seat Box £379. 99• Matrix Super Hooklength Box £79. 99• Matrix Ethos Feeder chair £59. 99• 2-piece Daiwa Rain suit (Large) £225• Frenzee Precision FXT Pole roller £74.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 06, 2014  |  0 comments
Feeder World Champion Steve Ringer has won more matches than he can remember with bream, so who better to learn from than the master himself?It is no secret that fishing for bream is my all-time favourite style of fishing. I just love setting a trap of bait and then working out how best to catch these big ‘aquatic sheep’. Venues such as Ferry Meadows, where I am today, are very much my passion and hopefully I will be able to pass on some sound advice to help you get among more slabs. Ferry is one of the few remaining traditional bream waters, as far as I am concerned, and the way the matches are run here – Method feeders and boilies are banned – mean that traditional tactics are also required.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 03, 2014  |  0 comments
Match Fishing’s Joe Carass has something on his chest that he needs to get off! F1s, F1s, F1s, I’ve got bloody F1s on the brain at the moment. I go to sleep thinking of F1s and I wake up, still thinking about them. Yes I am totally obsessed by them! I think they get a bit of a bad rap. I hear no end of ‘star’ names slagging the poor little devils off and I can’t really think of a logical reason why.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 29, 2014  |  0 comments
Fish 'O' Mania champion Andy Geldart talks preparation. . . There used to be a time I when would turn up on the bank with just a handful of rigs and not many hooklengths tied.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 29, 2014  |  0 comments
The third Northern Angling Show has been announced and will take place on Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th, 2015. This event, which will once again be held at EventCity in Manchester, is the only angling show held in the north and is set to host some of the biggest retailers and angling stars in the business, including Rob Hughes and Des Taylor, while angling legend Bob Nudd, TV star Adam Penning and Nash Tackle’s Alan Blair will also be making an appearance. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, October 31st, 2014. All tickets purchased online will be sold at a reduced price and will include early entry to the show, automatic entry into an exclusive prize draw with over £1,500 worth of prizes – plus the option to claim various other goodies, including a free bookazine worth £9.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 27, 2014  |  0 comments
Westwood Lakes, Boston, Lincolnshire – Over £12,000 In Prize Money! – Tuesday May 12th, Wednesday May 13th and Thursday, May 14th. Daiwa is proudly sponsoring the first three-day match fishing event at Westwood Lakes, Boston, in Lincolnshire, in May 2015. The Spring Classic Festival will be fished on Skylark, Falcon, Osprey and Hawk lakes, with 40 anglers per lake, rotating each day. Entry fee for the festival is £120 per angler, which covers all peg fees and pools.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 22, 2014  |  0 comments
Another big win for Andy Power… In an epic battle Preston Innovations and Sonubaits-backed Andy Power secured the title as 2014Knockout Cup champion after a convincing two-day performance. Those among you who have followed the story up to this point will know that day one played out as a four-man final with Rob Wootton, Andy Power, Gary Miller and Geoff Valance competing for just two places. As one of the best-ever matches ensued no-one could call the result. It was left for the scales to call the verdict, which resulted in Andy wining the day with just over 137lb and Geoff notching up 132lb for his spot in day two.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 21, 2014  |  0 comments
The heat is on for Power and Vallance… After a superb battle between this year’s four finalists, Rob Wootton, Gary Miller, Andy Power and Geoff Vallance, there were always going to be just two who would progress to day two of this final. The weigh in saw Gary and Rob fall short, leaving Andy and Geoff to battle it out today. Yesterday’s event was held on the Match Pool, but in keeping with the last couple of year’s format, day two takes place on Mickey Mouse Pool, which is home to chub carp, roach, barbell and plenty of other species. It’s a super-exciting lake to fish and one that really offers a unique day’s fishing.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 20, 2014  |  0 comments
This year’s final is underway LIVE at Docklow Pools, Leominster. Reporting LIVE From the bankside, today and tomorrow sees the final of the ultra-prestigious Drennan Knockout Cup final. From a 100-plus strong elite starting line-up earlier in the year the contestants have been whittled down over five arduous rounds spanning rivers, canals and commercials, to leave just four stars! (From left to right on the image) Geoff Valance, Gary Miller, Rob Wootton and Andy Power. In a change to the usual format, which usually sees two anglers compete on day one and carry their weight into day two, this year’s final will see all four compete on day one with the two anglers having the best weights progressing to day two.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 20, 2014  |  0 comments
So here are the two anglers making day two… With four even pegs the match was always going to be too close to call and that certainly proved the case. Andy Power and Rob Wootton set an early pace on pegs five and eight. The general consensus suggested that 80lb would be enough to progress to day two. Waggler and feeder tactics were the starting gambit for all, but it wasn't long until Gary, Andy and Rob were plundering the long pole line – a swim that Geoff had taken the decision not to feed preferring to rely on a short meat line only.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 14, 2014  |  0 comments
MAP launch curved side puller bush. Side puller devices are all the rage now with several companies releasing their own versions. MAP are the latest to evolve the side puller with their curved PTFE bush. The PTFE Side Puller Bush has been designed to increase the performance of a side puller kit by centralising the elastic inside the top kit.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 13, 2014  |  0 comments
We bring you some of the highlights from the 2014 Tackle & Guns show. The 2014 Tackle & Guns show has seen a huge range of new tackle releases for you to get your mitts on over the next 12 months. We will have a detailed run-down in the December issue of Match Fishing, but for now here are some highlights from what we saw. Maver Maver had a very eye-catching stand and star of the show for the company were the new UFO and Z-Frame seatboxes.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 08, 2014  |  0 comments
Alex Bones releases 'The Truth About Pole Fishing' DVD set. Plus, WIN a £2,999 MAP TKS901 pole package. Due to popular demand Alex Bones and film director and producer, Dave Wesson, have launched the second generation of 'The Truth About. .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 02, 2014  |  0 comments
WC Bradley Co acquire Preston Innovations WC Bradley Co, a privately owned multi-brand supplier of high-quality consumer goods headquartered in the USA, has announced the acquisition of Preston Innovations, a leading European fishing business headquartered in Telford, England, along with Primo, its distribution business located in Holland. The purchase price was not disclosed. “I am pleased that we were able to conclude this deal and continue building our presence more globally in fishing,” said Marc Olivié, CEO of WC Bradley Co. “Our fishing businesses are doing well in both the US and Europe, and it is good to see us take another significant step into the European market with Preston Innovations.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 01, 2014  |  0 comments
A little something to whet your appetite. . . Aqua 1.