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Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 13, 2013  |  0 comments
River on song - and prize fund receives £4,000 boost!This weekend is set to host the inaugral final of the big money Riverfest competition. Taking place on the River Wye at Hereford, a total of 60 anglers will be competing to win a share of the £25,200 prize fund on offer. The winner will walk away with a £10,000 cheque, and the prestigious title of Angling Trust RiverFest Champion 2013. Organiser, Dave Harrell believes the river couldn't be in better fettle for the weekends match, commenting: "With the weather we have had over the last few weeks, I think the river will be in great shape come the weekend.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 01, 2014  |  0 comments
The angling world prepares for the third World Pairs in Ireland Ireland is very much back on the map and on the angling calendar as it readies itself for an influx of some of the best anglers around as they compete for the title of World Pairs Champions 2014. Now in its third year, and with demand on the increase, this prestigious festival is set to be one of the very best yet. Reigning champions Cathal Hughes and Phillip Jackson scooped last year’s huge cash prize and became titleholders for the second year running. They will certainly be hot favourites going into this year’s event.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 19, 2013  |  0 comments
Over 250 events in flagship month for angling. After its official opening at the CLA Game Fair yesterday, it's full steam ahead for National Fishing Month (NFM) organised by the Angling Trades Association and its supporting partners. To date, over 250 events have been registered on the official NFM website (www. nationalfishingmonth.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 19, 2013  |  0 comments
Famous scales manufacturer weighs in with new media!Weighing scales and tackle firm Reuben Heaton is embracing the internet and social media to raise awareness of its products. The firm is ensuring that interested parties can get up-to-date news information about the company, its products, the latest press releases and event information as it happens from its RSS feed via this link: www. reubenheaton. co.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 03, 2013  |  0 comments
Seal swims 50 mile along flooded river before entering lake. A seal is thought to have swum more than 50 miles along a flooded river to an RSPB nature reserve, where it was filmed "hopping" into a lake. The marine mammal was filmed in a lake at the RSPB owned Fen Drayton Lakes Reserve, in Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. Thought by experts to be a common seal, the footage shows the seal battling to cross a barrier to get into the lake.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 09, 2013  |  0 comments
Ireland's premier festival gets underway. This morning saw the first casts of the 2013 Lakelands and Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championships. 128 anglers from across Europe went to pegs in the counties of Cavan, Leitrim and Fermanagh to compete to win the glittering prizes, trophies and cash on offer. Started in 2012, the Lakelands and Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championships is the richest coarse match in Ireland.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 26, 2014  |  0 comments
Bennett lifts the Preston Innovations Matchman Of The Year title! For the third time in four years, northern commercial expert, Andy Bennett, has been crowned the Preston Innovations Matchman of the year. Andy scored a staggering 98 points to win the event, finishing 26 points clear of second place. The competition ran from June 16th, 2013 to March 16th, 2014 and thanks to the new sponsor, Preston Innovations, Andy won a fantastic £5,000! The event works by rewarding anglers who frame in matches with 30 or more participants. Winning a match with 30 or more anglers will give an angler three points, with 40 or more four points are awarded, and matches with 50 or more participants rewards anglers with five points.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Dec 18, 2012  |  0 comments
Disappointment at derisory sum. Anglers have reacted with anger to the news that their sport will receive just £1. 8million in funding from Sport England over the next four years. Over the same length of time, badminton will receive £18 million, netball £25 million and golf £13 million.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 23, 2013  |  0 comments
Judge gives 72-year-old a seven-day sentence. A 72-year-old fisherman from Fish Hook in Minnesota, USA, has been sentenced to a week in prison, after being convicted of defrauding the organisers of a £6,000 angling contest. Tom Mead won the bounty, after sneaking two fish from a different lake into his boat, then weighing them in and attempting to claim the prize. Fortunately, Meads actions were observed – and he was swiftly brought to justice.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 17, 2020  |  0 comments
Although we can still go fishing during this second lockdown, it can be tricky for many to get out. There’s no need to sit around moping though, why not take the opportunity to give your kit a much needed overhaul. If you are changing the lines on any of your reels, it’s really important that you dispose of the old line in a safe way. The same is true of any old spools of line you have.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 26, 2014  |  0 comments
This Saturday, June 28th, sees the grand opening of tackle retailer Angling Direct’s new Halesowen store. To celebrate the opening of its 10th retail branch, Angling Direct is offering 10 per cent off everything on the day, including price-checked items. There will also be exclusive special offers available and a free prize draw to enter. The shop, which is the tackle giant’s first Midlands-based store, will cater for all types of fishing, including carp, coarse and match, and will stock thousands of items of tackle, from the smallest accessories to top-of-the-range poles – including all the top brand names and Angling Direct’s very own ADvanta product range.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 08, 2017  |  0 comments
Another £320,000 is being made available this summer to the Angling Improvement Fund (AIF) to support anglingfacilities and access improvements on rivers and at angling venues around the country. The Angling Trust, which administers the fund on behalf of the Environment Agency, is seeking applications from clubs, commercial venues, councils, charities and community organisations by 20th September, for grants worth up to £5,000. The grants are only available for projects benefiting angling for coarse fish and non-migratory trout. The themes in this round are: Fish protection and predation management Around 20 awards will be offered for fencing, fish refuges and other non-lethal measures to protect fish stocks from unsustainable predation by otters, fish-eating birds and other wildlife.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 28, 2013  |  0 comments
…and packed with news, features, blogs and tackle!Anglings first digital news publication, Angling News Week is on sale now – at a bargain price of just 69p!Every issue contains the latest news and videos from the angling world, blogs from some of the sport’s most popular writers and this week there’s an exclusive video interview with top match angler Joe Carass. In addition, Angling News Week Editor, Tom Scholey has handpicked seven features from the country’s leading match, carp, sea and coarse fishing publications to give you plenty of interesting and informative reading for the week ahead!In this week’s issue, we tell of the bogus Tweeters who have been outraging the country’s star anglers, an exciting new show that is planned for the South West, and the management bust up that has jeopardised the future of one of the country’s biggest fishing shows. There is also the story of the season’s best roach haul, the 22-year-old match angler who can’t stop winning, and the video feature that Alex Bones describes as ‘among his best ever. ’Feature wise, we have Ultimate Barnsley ace Simon Fields revealing his deadly flowing water tactics, Alan Scotthorne on getting the best from bloodworm and joker, and Chris Boyda on banking giant gravel pit carp! We also have lure fishing secrets from the sea fishing world, and an interview with one of anglings best loved characters, Clint Elliott.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 29, 2012  |  0 comments
Latest issue on sale now! The latest issue of Angling News Week is now available, and packed full of interesting stories! It has been a very good week for England- with our fly fishing team winning the Bank Challenge Home International, and Tommy Pickering showing the Italians the way home in a match fishing exhibition. We also have the exclusive story of England Veterans star Roger Marlow- who has won the Soar Championship for the third consecutive time. From the specimen world, there is news of a massive 8lb 12oz chub from the River Lee, and two new barbel river records!Carp giant Korda have announced the release of a new Underwater Carp DVD- and we tell you how you could win tickets to attend a premier viewing with the stars at an Essex cinema. We bring news of the latest range of poles from Maver, and a multi million pound tackle business that has just hit the market.