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Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 15, 2013  |  0 comments
Drennan Team England win gold in Poland. Drennan Team England have won a team gold medal in the 2013 World Championship in Warsaw, Poland. After a close final-day battle, the team of Alan Scotthorne, Will Raison, Sean Ashby, Des Shipp and Steve Hemingray beat second-placed France by an eight-point margin. The good news for England doesn't stop there.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 17, 2013  |  0 comments
Gallery of England boys in action. Match Fishing’s men on the bank have now returned from the World Championship in Poland. They are armed with hundreds of images of England’s victorious anglers on their way to being crowned the best team in the world this year. See the gallery below for an assortment of their best pictures!.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 18, 2013  |  0 comments
The Biggest event in Ireland is BACK! The Lakelands & Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championship is to take place the 9th to 13th September 2013. Kevin Locke Match Organiser stated 'I am delighted that Lakelands & Inland Waterways have agreed to sponsor the World Pairs in 2013'. The event, which was won by Irish duo Phillip Jackson and Cathal Hughes, was a massive success in its first year with anglers keen to see it back on the calendar for 2013! The match saw the first place pairing walk away with a stunning £30,000 cheque, one of the richest prizes in angling, along with generous tackle prizes from Daiwa. Details have not been finalized yet and are due for release on the 8th of April.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 04, 2014  |  0 comments
Ireland’s World Pairs Angling Championship to run in September 2014 Ireland's Lakeland & Inland Waterways World Pairs Angling Championship is returning in 2014. The event will take place from September 8th to 12th, 2014, in many superb wild coarse fishing venues in Ireland’s Lakelands region, with many top-class international anglers chasing the prestigious ‘World Pairs Champions’ title. Lakelands & Inland Waterways' partners – Waterways Ireland and Fáilte Ireland – are delightedwith the interest the World Pairs has generated and, in conjunction with the host counties of Leitrim, Fermanagh and Cavan, have sponsored the prize fund with a guaranteed €20,000, with more to come depending on entries. Éanna Rowe, of Lakeland & Inland Waterways, confirmed: "The Lakeland & Inland Waterways World Pairs has clearly highlighted to many international anglers that wild coarse fishing is hugely exciting, challenging and widely available in Ireland's Lakelands.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 14, 2013  |  0 comments
Team fishing comeback for Dorking ace. Daiwa, Bag Em Matchbaits and Guru backed ace Pemb Wrighting has rejoined the mighty Daiwa Dorking team, after a six year break from team fishing. Pemb used to compete with Dorking, who are regarded as being one of the best teams in the country, but quit to concentrate on individual fishing. During his break, he has achieved many notable results including a Maver Classic win, and several framing places on White Acres Festivals.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 18, 2013  |  0 comments
Tickets selling out for Mega Match This. 'You have to be in it to win it' has become somewhat of a catch phrase, but to be in with a chance of winning angling's most prestigious event, nothing could be more true! And with ticket sales showing a significant increase on 2012, more and more anglers are opting to secure their tickets earlier than ever to be in with a chance of winning a minimum £50,000. Tickets for the 2013 Maver Mega 'Match This' event have been on sale since New Year's day and began to sell just minutes after being released. Since then, tickets have continued to sell well and have surpassed 2012 sales by 27% over the same eleven day period.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 27, 2013  |  0 comments
Glory for England in World Youth Championship. England's juniors have won the World Championship in France, with a record 10-point score. They have also taken the top four individual placings – a feat which isn't believed to ever have been achieved before. Manager Steve Sanders was ecstatic with the results.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 27, 2013  |  0 comments
England Juniors lead World Youth Championship. The England under-18 team have taken a commanding position on the first day of the Junior World Championship, taking three section wins and a second. As it stands, they are nine points ahead of second-placed France, with one day of the competition still to go. Section winners include Sam Hughes, Bradley Gibbons and Joe Kent, with Matt Barnett second in his section – finishing just a few grams short of victory.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 21, 2013  |  0 comments
Angling Trust Veterans, Disabled and Ladies' Team Trials and Assessment dates announced. The Angling Trust is looking for talented anglers to compete in trials and assessments to help select squads for the Veterans, Disabled and Ladies national teams. The England selectors will be looking for anglers who can demonstrate their ability to fish at international level. Hayfield Lakes in South Yorkshire will be the first setting for the Veterans and Disabled trial and assessment on Saturday 23rd March 2013, followed by the Ladies’ the following day on Sunday 24th March.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 26, 2013  |  0 comments
Sanders optimistic of England Youth’s chances. The Junior and Intermediate World Championship takes place tomorrow, on the River Vilaines in France. England has a team entered into both events, thanks to generous backing from sponsors Drennan and Sensas. Dorking skipper Steve Sanders is manager of the junior team and is optimistic of the squads' chances, explaining: “The venue is absolutely fantastic, and we have enjoyed a great week's practice, with the anglers getting better every day.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 01, 2014  |  0 comments
Big-money festival gets the go-ahead at The Oaks Popular North Yorkshire venue The Oaks has announced they are running their popular three-day August festival – with the winner guaranteed £1,000! Held between August 23rd and 25th, the festival will feature five of the venue's prolific match lakes – Maple, Cedar, Beech, Sycamore and Ash. Venue owner Tom Kay was delighted to announce the festival: “The venue is fishing unbelievably well at the moment with the three newer lakes – Beech, Ash and Sycamore –producing weights up to 300lb. Combined with the technical fishing of Maple and Cedar, we have a great three-dayer on our hands. Nick Howarth solicitors have once again sponsored the match, allowing us to guarantee a £1,000 first prize with a great main list of prizes also.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments
Due to the success of the Barston Masters in previous years, the event is now extended all-year round. And, the prize fund has doubled! All of the matches will take place at Barston Lakes and booking is via their website only. There’s a £2,015 fund up for the overall, eventual winner. Each section winner (of each round) qualifies for the final (eight qualifiers per match) Anglers fishing have priority booking for the following match £20 entry, £10 pools on the day £2,015 to the eventual winner £10 pools in the pot for the final, £10 pay out on the day, £8.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 12, 2013  |  0 comments
Garbolino and Lindholme Lakes back new Angling Trust venture. Lindholme Lakes, and venue-sponsor Garbolino, are backing the Angling Trust Commercial Team Stillwater Championship to the tune of £2,500, which will be paid out to the winners of the competition on the day. The contest is taking place over three venues – Garbolino Lindholme Lakes, Daiwa Hallcroft Fishery and Hayfield Lakes – on Saturday, August 17th. The Angling Trust has extended the deadline for entries to Friday, July 19th and places are still available for teams of 10 anglers to take part.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments
With 2018 arguably heralding the beginning of a new era for Maver, we are delighted to confirm the signing of none other than England Feeder Team Manager, Tommy Pickering. Originally from South Kirkby, the 62-year old Doncaster-based rod is no stranger to most having established himself as a household name on the back of an extremely decorative angling career spanning more than five decades. In that time, Tommy has fished at the sports highest level amassing an incredible selection of silverware from both domestic and international events including team and individual accomplishments. Tommy’s angling career showed a great deal of promise early on with the then seventeen (17) year old enjoying numerous successes at club level.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 01, 2018  |  0 comments
With 2018 arguably heralding the beginning of a new era for Maver, we are delighted to confirm the signing of none other than England Feeder Team Manager, Tommy Pickering. Originally from South Kirkby, the 62-year old Doncaster-based rod is no stranger to most having established himself as a household name on the back of an extremely decorative angling career spanning more than five decades. In that time, Tommy has fished at the sports highest level amassing an incredible selection of silverware from both domestic and international events including team and individual accomplishments. Tommy’s angling career showed a great deal of promise early on with the then seventeen (17) year old enjoying numerous successes at club level.

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