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Match Fishing Staff  |  Apr 04, 2013  |  0 comments
The Man Who Could End Your Career!Allow me to introduce myself. My name is the Terminator, and over coming months I hope to offer an alternative view of the thieves, villains and ne’er do wells that inhabit the modern match fishing world. Let me start by running through the team who have commissioned me to write these pieces. They are, quite simply, the kind of people that others emigrate to avoid.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 19, 2018  |  0 comments
The Irish scene is booming now and with a festival-filled calender, there has never been a better time to book! If you are looking to take part then Ireland Travel Plus can look after the travel arrangements for you www. irelandtravelplus. co. uk tel: 07711 607200 DATE FESTIVAL LOCATION MARCH 17 - 19* St.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 10, 2012  |  0 comments
Match Fishing’s Joe Carass has had more than a slice of luck this week!This week saw the fourth round of the Tunnel Barn Winter League, and yet again it was a weekend of indifferent results! But more of that later. I had a few days off last week, and because I haven’t been for a few weeks I decided on a couple of midweekers at TBF. Well, I cannot complain about my drawing arm lately as Wednesday saw me on Extension 21 which has been on fire lately and the Friday saw me on Canal 3, again a great peg. However the fish hadn’t exactly read the script as the Wednesday was a real struggle and my 21lb was good enough for precisely nowhere! The Friday was even harder and after five hours of freezing cold action (well actually non-action) my 11lb was enough for second.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 06, 2012  |  0 comments
Open a paper, put on the T. V or radio it’s the hot topic in the country right now. Craig Butterfield has his say. .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 11, 2014  |  0 comments
Match Fishing’s Joe Carass just had to get the laptop out and tell you about his latest exploits! I would love to say to you that this week has seen me achieve levels of success that I have never seen before. Sadly I cant, and quite frankly my results this week were pants. Now I certainly don’t claim to be a top angler, more a competent one. But readers of our magazine or these very blogs could be forgiven for thinking that the top guys never have bad matches.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Apr 18, 2013  |  0 comments
Ellis Driscoll on winning the Drennan Coca Cola Festival at White Acres. On Day one I was on Trelawney and having had a practice on the lake the day before, I knew it would be hard! I had a bit of luck drawing Peg 23 (some call it “the F1 bay”) and I had a great chance of winning my lake if not the section, but to win I’d have to work hard to beat the angler on Peg 20 in particular. There are strict rules at White Acres regarding permitted baits and quantities. I used a mix of ABC Betaine green CP70 Method mix, micro pellets, 4mm pellets, 6mm pellets and casters.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 23, 2012  |  0 comments
Do we sometimes overcomplicate things on the bank? Andy May thinks so… Well, at last things are looking up on the weather situation, these last two weeks have been miserable to say the least but it hasn’t been anything like as bad as it was last year or the year before, thank god! As I write this I am contemplating either going to catch some chub and grayling and maybe a barbel on my local river Dane, or going and having a practice on Moreton fisheries in Congleton for an upcoming bream/skimmer feature. . . .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Apr 25, 2017  |  0 comments
Top Kamasan Starlets team man, and Preston Innovations brand manager Scott Geens explains how the key to consistency often lies in targeting multiple species… Good anglers win matches, but great anglers win leagues. I have always really enjoyed league and team matches as you always have something to fish for – whether it be one point or ten the incentive is always there for you to keep going. As much as I enjoy the occasional open match too, they are often very predictable, with certain boss pegs or fliers dominating proceedings, if a good angler happens to draw them. There are also ways that you can turn average pegs into winners, but often these involve fishing in a feast or famine type way – which isn’t conducive to consistency.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 02, 2013  |  0 comments
Tom Scholey ponders why some match anglers are so secretive. I’m sure we have all heard the often wildly inflated stories before about anglers who are cleaning up at their local water on a new fangled ‘secret’ rig or ‘secret’ bait. And we all probably know somebody who is reluctant to tell you what or how they fish, or about certain aspects of it. Without a doubt, some anglers revel in secrecy, and like to think that they have their own special edges that sneak them a few extra fish here and there.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 17, 2016  |  0 comments
This time of year the fishing slows right down, and commercial carp and F1s can be really tricky to catch. On one of my local venues Partridge Lakes Fishery, the method of dopping bread on the pole is working really well. It allows you to search your peg to locate pockets of fish without running the risk of over feeding. A little edge I like to use is to flavour the bread with a little of Marukyu's Super Krill Boost Juice.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 15, 2014  |  0 comments
The art of being a draw bag maestro. . . “What a draw bag!” “Another Flier” “Well Drawn!!!” I was thinking about these statements on my way home from White Acres last week, and the more I thought about it the more I realised how derogatory they are and how bitter they seem towards people success.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 04, 2016  |  0 comments
With the cold weather upon fishing can be that little bit harder, but as Anglers we all love a good old challenge. Thursday, I decided to have a visit to Brookside Fisheries. It's a venue I don't fish too often, the main match Lakes are stocked well with F1s, but a decided to fish a lake, called Kingfisher, this is stocked with a bit of everything. Lakes that are stocked with a variety of different speciesare always good fun this time of year, you just don't know what you are going to catch.
Nick Speed  |  Sep 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Nick Speed takes a trip to Worsbrough Reservoir where distance and perfect presentation are the key to catching the venue’s wary carp.

Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 20, 2012  |  0 comments
Regular blog contributor Tony Curd looks at a few potential highlights of the season ahead…

While nearly every lake in the country has been frozen solid which has resulted in cancelled events, I spent some time planning the spring and summer of my year with regards to which of the big events I will be focusing on this season, it seems I’m rather ambitious this year as I seem to have decided on doing virtually everything there is to be involved with! Maybe one day I’ll manage to keep things controlled and sensible but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one I’m afraid! 

Last week the Angling Trust released the results of the Fish’O’Mania draw and I was pleased to receive 8 tickets this year which is great, as you would have learnt from my previous blog ‘Fisho’ is a big part of my season and consumes a lot of time this year will be no exception and I received tickets for the following qualifiers: Peatling Pools, Larford, The Oaks, Barford Lakes, Tunnel Barn Farm, Boldings, Woodlands Thirsk and Lindholme Lakes. There is a hell of a lot of miles in those qualifiers so I’ll be hoping it’s my lucky day again on one of the earlier events! 

Continuing a trend of the last 5 years or so I’ll be heading off to White Acres for the Dynamite and Milo Festivals, which are back-to-back this season. I really love fishing at White Acres, the buzz and atmosphere is unrivalled in my opinion, unfortunately the draw bag on these events has taken a serious dislike to myself over the last few years and not offered any chance of having a really good week but I hope to put that right this time as to win one of the festivals is a huge achievement and one I’d dearly like to experience some day. On the Saturday between the two festivals there is, conveniently, a Match This Qualifier on the venue and you’d be mad not to get on it if you’re down there at the time as fishing is often about making the most of the opportunities that present themselves.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 07, 2011  |  0 comments
Well it has been a hectic month for me. For a start I had the awesome Evesham Festival to fish. This was my first experience of the Evesham weekend so I was hoping to get amongst the considerable prize money! I managed to draw Peg 9 on the Shakespeare match and although a good area for section points it generally isn’t good enough to win the match. I chose to fish for roach for the first three hours and apart from about 50 tiny fish, my match was no going well.

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