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Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 13, 2013  |  0 comments
England hopeful of World Championship glory. The 2013 World Coarse Angling Championship is due to start tomorrow, on the Żerański Channel in Warsaw, Poland. The team, made up of Will Raison, Alan Scotthorne, Sean Ashby, Des Shipp, Steve Hemingray and Steve Gardener have been practicing at the venue for the last fortnight - and are optimistic of their chances of success. England co manager, Mark Downes said: "I am very happy with how the final practice session has gone.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 15, 2013  |  0 comments
Will Raison’s success on Old Ghost Baits. “Before I signed for Old Ghost, I was confident that I was getting involved with a forward thinking company, with some great products – but after fishing with the products over the last few months I have to say that they are even better than even I expected. ”These were the words of Daiwa and Old Ghost backed rod, Will Raison, following a great run of form on Old Ghost baits. “My most recent victory came at Gold Valley, when a mix that I have pioneered for fishing down the edge came up trumps in grand style.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 27, 2013  |  0 comments
England Feeder Team Manager, Tom Pickering reflects on the World Championship. The Preston Innovations England Feeder team arrived back in England yesterday, after competing in the World Championship in South Africa last weekend. Despite securing a team bronze medal behind winners, South Africa, and runners-up Hungary, England team manager, Tom Pickering admitted that he was "gutted" that the team hadn't returned with gold. He explained: "I have no problems holding my hands up and saying we got it wrong.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 14, 2014  |  0 comments
Pole Fishing magazine contributor, Richard Chave, books his slot. Bream showed well for two of the three qualifiers in the fifth Angling Trust RiverFest qualifier of 2014 held on the Bristol Avon at Newbridge on Sunday, July 13th. Richard Chave booked his place in the final with 51-7-0 from Peg 97 where he used groundbait feeder with worm and maggot to bank 10 bream after taking some roach on the bolo rod. Runner-up John Moody also bagged a qualifying spot with second on Peg 124 where he used feeder and maggot for 41-5-0 of bream.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 04, 2013  |  0 comments
Jan Porter to make match fishing comeback. Legendary angler Jan Porter is to make a return to match fishing after hearing about the new Riverfest contest run by former Match Fishing editor Dave Harrell. Jan, who built up a fearsome match fishing reputation as ‘The Man In Red’ in the 1980s before turning to specimen fishing, explained: “When I quit match fishing, I said that I would never take part in the sport again. For so many years I had been so 'full-on' with the sport; I knew that the only way I could break away from it was to be 'full-off'.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 23, 2018  |  0 comments
The 2018 Product Release from Bait-Tech The 2018 Product Release from Bait-Tech is here! It is alist of baits that perfectly fits intothe Suffolk-based, family-run manufacturer's extensive portfolio. With one of the largest bait ranges on the market, there is something for every coarse angler to smile about. Adding to the exceptionally popular The Juice Range is a fabulous sweet fishmeal groundbaitand Pellet wafters. Expanding on the famous and continually successful Special G Range they have added Special G Glug and Soft Hook Pellets to match the 3 groundbaits.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 20, 2016  |  0 comments
Maver are delighted to announce the 2017 Maver Mega Match This qualifier campaign has been released. More details, including when tickets will go on sale, will follow in the coming days on the Official Mega Match This website at www. mavermatchthis. co.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Apr 04, 2017  |  0 comments
Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Leigh Hodgkinson (Marukyu) 64-12-00 68 (Adams) Andrew Bailey (Daiwa Dons) 58-11-00 42 (Island) Martin Wood (Markham Main) 56-02-00 80 (Adams) Liam Miller (Barnsley Bait & Tackle / Frenzee) 49-09-00 47 (Adams) Luke Hawksworth (Colmic Woodlands) 46-11-00 36 (Adams) Andrew Fulleylove 45-10-00 69 (Adams) David Burley (Hayfield Lakes) 44-05-00 12 (Island) Kevin Smith 43-14-00 81 (Adams) The second Mega Match This qualifier in as many days marked another sell out event at Maver Hayfield Lakes. Conditions on the day were mixed with temperatures overnight dropping as low as 3°C coupled with period of bright warm sunshine later in the afternoon. Fishing on the day was extremely difficult with many anglers catching just odd fish. That said, however, despite the weights being relatively low, it was an incredibly close match which, going into the final hour, anyone could have won.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Apr 04, 2017  |  0 comments
Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Rob Wootton (Dynamite Baits) 146-09-00 2 (Lake 1) Jon Whincup (Frenzee / Bait-Tech) 145-08-00 17 (Lake 1) Andrew Bailey (Daiwa Dons) 141-07-00 109 (Lake 7) Keiron Rich (Middy) 127-14-00 1 (Lake 1) Bryan Travis 119-11-00 105 (Lake 7) Barry Mason (Guru / Bag 'Em Baits) 116-11-00 98 (Lake 7) Stephen Rothery 108-13-00 38 (Lake 2) Simon Fry (Garbolino) 108-09-00 100 (Lake 7) The 2017 Mega Match This qualifier campaign began on a high with a sell-out event at The Glebe. Conditions on the day were very cold for the first couple of hours with quite a blustery Westerly wind, which eased off during the latter stages of the match. Temperatures, as a result, warmed up a couple of degrees, which saw respectable weights recorded given the time of year. First to secure his place in the minimum £50,000 Match This Grand Final on Saturday September 2nd was Dynamite Baits rod, Rob Wootton.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 09, 2017  |  0 comments
PRESS RELEASE 2017 Mega Match This Shaping Up To Be Another Historical Event Saturday 3rd September marked the conclusion of the 2016 Maver Mega 'Match This' event. A gruelling five month qualification campaign, starting on Saturday 2nd April and finishing at The Glebe / Mallory Park in Leicestershire on Wednesday 17th August, produced what many have since hailed as the best big money final ever with twenty four of the UK's finest match anglers going head-to-head for angling's richest prize. Tickets for the 2017 Mega Match This event went on sale New Year’s Eve with large numbers of anglers securing their tickets in the hope of qualifying for angling’s richest final just minutes after general release. In fact, since tickets were launched, three qualifier events have very nearly sold out ahead of the 2017 qualifier campaign beginning in April.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 24, 2018  |  0 comments
Monday 14th May The 2018 Waterways Ireland Classic Fishing Festival got off to a steady start on Monday on the shores of Lough Erne in the Fermanagh Lakelands, with the sun shining brightly on the 240 anglers occupying fishing sections from Bellanaleck on the upper lough to Boa Island on the lower lough. The days top weight of 32 kgs 530 gms was caught on the Cornagrade section by Andrew Hampson from Chapel Allerton, which earned him the top daily prize of £500. Second was another Classic regular, Tony Hopkins from Gowna with 28 kg 120 gms, caught from peg 1 right in front of Enniskillen Castle at the Broadmeadow section. In third spot was Stuart Harford from Worcester, who landed 25kgs 750gms from peg 14 at Rossahilly, with double Classic winner John Potters from Lisbellaw in fourth place with 23kgs 850gms, also on the Rossahilly section.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 13, 2013  |  0 comments
Match This Champion, Les Thompson to host Facebook chat night. Bait Tech and Matrix consultant Les Thompson is the star in line for the next installment of Bait Tech’s hugely popular Facebook chat nights. Les has been at the forefront of the commercial match scene for many years. The Midlands based angler is heavily involved in bait and tackle design, with an understanding of the industry topped by an in depth knowledge of the sport.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 15, 2013  |  0 comments
Poland and Belgium catching well. "England still have plenty to worry about in this years World Championship, as Poland and Belgium who finished second and third respectively after yesterday, look to be fairing very well today. "This was the verdict of Match Fishing's man on the bank, Matt Godfrey after the first hour of the second day of the World Championships. Alan Scotthorne and Steve Hemingray are leading England's charge for victory, and are both winning their section by a slim margin.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 11, 2013  |  0 comments
Anglers and organisers reflect on last week's Winter League Final. Following last weekend’s Angling Trust Winter League Final – which saw a large proportion of the field blank – forums and social network sites have been awash with criticism of the event and its organiser, the Angling Trust. To establish what went wrong, Match Fishing has questioned several of the sport’s top rods to gauge their opinion of the event and, importantly, see what can be done to improve proceedings next year. To share your thoughts on the final, or offer advice on what you think could be done to improve it, click here to join our Facebook debate!Des Shipp, Preston Innovations consultant and member of Drennan Team England“The Angling Trust needs to tread very carefully or it will kill off the Winter League altogether.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 14, 2013  |  0 comments
Promising start for Drennan Team England. Match Fishing's runners on the bank report a good start for Drennan Team England, who are fishing the World Championships in Warsaw, Poland. In A section, Des Shipp is thought to be among the leaders with six small roach, and a bonus 12oz skimmer, which should give him around 550g. Despite an early bream of 2kg for the Italian angler, the Bristol ace is now clawing back the lead, and is catching fish steadily.