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Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 03, 2013  |  0 comments
Ashby makes the RiverFest Final. There are just three qualifying matches remaining before the RiverFest roadshow draws to a halt. The field already boasts some top-class river rods, including Terry Moroz, Tony Marshall, Rob Wootton, Jamie Robbins, Andrew Murphy, Scott Geens, Matt Derry, Andy Powers and Paul Glenfield. One of the latest qualifiers was former World Champion Sean Ashby, who qualified on the River Trent at Burton upon Trent last weekend.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 15, 2013  |  0 comments
Scotthorne leads section, but Shipp struggles. Drennan Team England have got off to a mixed start on the second day of the 2013 World Championship in Poland. Five Times World Champion Alan Scotthorne is leading from the front, winning his section with half an hour of the match gone. Although the going is tough in his section, Alan has taken more than a dozen fish, and is comfortably ahead of second place.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 09, 2016  |  0 comments
A new competition for disabled anglers launched in the East Midlands A brand new competition for disabled anglers is being launched in the East Midlands. The inaugural East Midlands Disabled Angling Championships will be taking place on Thursday 22nd September at Rycroft Fishery, Derbyshire (DE74 2RE) on Moat Lake. The competition has been established in partnership with the Angling Trust to create more opportunities for disabled anglers to fish in competitions. The match will form part of an on going calendar of local matches for disabled anglers taking place at accessible fisheries.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 23, 2013  |  0 comments
Venue owner, Gary Jubb dons wetsuit to break the ice!Top match angler, and former England International, Gary Jubb has built up a fearsome reputation on the bank – but it is more his actions in the water that have been creating a stir over the last few days. He is employed as manager at Barnburgh Lakes near Doncaster, and was keen that ice shouldn’t stop play for anglers brave enough to journey to his fishery in the latest bout of bad weather. “I have had training as a diver, and am lucky enough to own all the equipment – including a full thermal wetsuit – so even though the water was freezing I was lovely and warm. It is a great way to break the ice when it is thick, as you can chip away at it with a hammer if necessary.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 23, 2013  |  0 comments
Preston Innovations Feeder Team lying second in World Championship. Preston Innovations Team England are lying second after day one of the World Feeder Championship in South Africa. The home nation is leading the race, with 15 points - including three individual section winners. England boast no section winners, but are lying second on 16 points, two points clear of third placed Hungary.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 06, 2013  |  0 comments
Death Of A Trent Star. Midland based angling legend, Don Slaymaker has passed away after a battle with cancer. Don was widely regarded as being one of the best river anglers of his generation, and also had scores of commercial victories to his name. Originally hailing from Stoke, Don moved to Nottingham as a young man, cutting his teeth on the ultra competitive River Trent circuit of the 70s and 80s.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 19, 2013  |  0 comments
Five former champions in Parkdean final. The line up is complete for this years Parkdean Masters Final, which gets underway at 12pm. The competition, hosted annually on Jenny's Lake at White Acres Fishery near Newquay, carries a £25,000 winner takes all bounty, and is widely regarded as match angling's most prestigious prize. Fancied pegs include peg 5, where two times former champion, Des Shipp has drawn, and peg 16 where Norfolk ace Andy Leathers is set to fish.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 16, 2013  |  0 comments
Angling Trust to publish competitions expenditure. The Angling Trust has today announced that it will publish a full breakdown of its income and expenditure for all the matches that it runs. The announcement comes on the back of an ‘Agent X’ article in Match Fishing magazine, and a thread on the Angling Answers forum, which has seen numerous anglers question where the ‘administration’ money that taken out of the pot actually goes. Trust Member, and DHP Digital News Editor Tom Scholey commented: “I am delighted that the Trust have finally decided to co operate and publish how their administration fees are used.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 28, 2013  |  0 comments
New format teams of four league already proving popular. There is less than two weeks to go before the popular Sensas Teams Of Four league gets underway at Hayfield Lakes near Doncaster. Headed up by match organisers Lee Kerry and Tom Scholey, the league is to undergo a number of changes this year, with the aim of encouraging more people to get involved. With eight teams already booked on the league, the new format looks to be proving popular.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 21, 2014  |  0 comments
Popular television series ready for launch!Preston Innovations Absolute Match Fishing series was a huge hit when the first series hit the screens. You will be pleased to hear that the second series is finished with the first show to be aired on 3rd February on Sky Sports 4. The series will be featuring many of the Preston stars including Des Shipp, Tommy Pickering and Lee Kerry. They will be visiting a variety of venues throughout the series and covering a number of methods and tactics to help improve your angling.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 10, 2014  |  0 comments
Advanced Bait Solutions 3 DVD is on its way! The highly anticipated third edition of Bait-Tech’s epic journey is coming to a store near you. Pick up your free DVD from your local tackle shop and watch the guys at Bait-Tech in action on some of Britain’s most popular venues. Some of the biggest names in the sport show you their tricks, tips and edges to keep you catching during 2014. New baits, new faces and lots of new challenges! The Bait-Tech anglers take on a host of new fish as well as each other as a battle of the bagging rights turns into a battle of the bragging rights! Advanced Bait-Tech Solutions 3: watch the DVD trailer here: http://youtu.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Apr 19, 2013  |  0 comments
Top tackle sponsor for angling’s Mr Consistent. England Feeder team ace, Grant Albutt has signed for Matrix. Grant, who is arguably the UK’s most consistent angler, is to join the company in a consultancy role. He said: “I am over the moon to be joining Matrix, which is one of the fastest-growing companies in the UK market.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 22, 2013  |  0 comments
Matrix ace takes on top Midland venue. One of the country's top anglers, Grant Albutt, has taken on prolific Midlands water, Shatterford Lakes. Situated in a valley on the Bridgnorth Road (A442) only 10 minutes from Kidderminster and Stourbridge, Shatterford Lakes was established in 1972, and over the years has developed into a great specimen and match type venue. Grant explained: "When the opportunity arose to take on Shatterford, I knew I had to take it.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 12, 2016  |  0 comments
Browning Aston Park Fisheries Lead The Way… The fishing has really taken off at Aston Park for the start of summer, with some exciting additions to the match and pleasure fishing format at the fishery. Aston Park is without doubt one of the most popular pleasure fishing venues in the country, and Venue Owner, Alex Mitchell is keen to keep the punters happy: “In conjunction with our venue sponsor, Browning, we have introduced a new Commercial King Monthly Day Ticket offer. You simply need to bring an old day ticket on a return visit, and we place this into a prize draw that takes place at the end of the month. The winner will be drawn out and win a brand new Browning Commercial King rod worth over £70! We like to keep the cost reasonable too and charge just £6 for a day ticket, with a concession ticket of £5.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 14, 2013  |  0 comments
2013 World Championship gets underway. The 2013 world Freshwater Angling Championship has just got underway on the Żerański Channel in Warsaw, Poland (pictured on the gallery below), with anglers now balling in their initial bombardment of groundbait. Fishing will begin at 9. 30, and finish at 1.