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Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 15, 2017  |  0 comments
In the latest episode of Matrix's The Practice Les heads to the stunning Patshull Park to prepare for the forthcoming Feeder Masters qualifier and a two day festival. Will he sort the best pole and feeder tactics to help him in his future matches. . .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 23, 2017  |  0 comments
Marukyu, a Japanese manufacturer of high-quality baits and eco-friendly fishing products, is excited to announce the launch of their brand-new range of high-quality groundbaits for natural venue anglers. Marukyu is renowned for their high-quality fishing baits and, after working with some of the UK’s top natural venue anglers, have created an extensive range of groundbaits to cover a wide variety of venues, species and techniques. The new range consists of seven different natural groundbaits, which is available to buy in 2kg and 4kg bags: • Big River • Bream • Lake • River • Spiced Breach Punch (1kg bags only) • Fishmeal Bream • Roach Currently being rolled out in tackle shops across the UK, the groundbaits have already generated a big reaction among pro and pleasure anglers, and have begun to enhance their fishing experiences at natural venues. Because of this, Marukyu have started developing additional baits for their natural range, which are expected to be launched later in the year.
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  |  Aug 07, 2017  |  0 comments
British Pole Championship qualifiers: Wayne Sharman, Matt Cuplin & Ray King Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Wayne Sharman (Matrix / Lanes Bait) 202-03-00 28 Matt Cuplin (Weston AA / FTW) 150-03-00 124 Ray King (Cresta / Gamakatsu) 101-07-00 123 Andrew Crocker (Neath) 98-08-00 19 Dan Hull (Dynamite Baits) 89-06-00 5 Michael Williams (Guru / Daiwa / Mainline) 87-12-00 18 Jaroslaw Slusarz 86-14-00 122 Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fisheries) 84-08-00 13 One hundred and sixteen (116) anglers attended this Sunday qualifier event held at Barston Lakes. Conditions on the day were ideal with a stiff breeze blowing towards the river bank coupled with plenty of cloud cover lasting for the duration of the match. That said, sport was a little slow for some with three anglers breaking the 100lb barrier with the resident carp appearing to have been affected by the impromptu thunderstorm the day before. Next to qualify for next month’s big money final was Wayne Sharman (Matrix / Lanes Baits).
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 25, 2017  |  0 comments
Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Zac Brown (Preston Innovations / Sonu Baits) 194-00-00 4 (Copse) Les Wetton (Mosella UK) 167-08-00 8C (Pathfield) Craig Goldstraw (Middy / Bag 'Em Baits) 156-12-00 1 (Woods) Ben Townsend (Matrix / Spotted Fin) 151-08-00 40 (Woods) Reece Hearn (Matrix Image / Bag 'Em Baits) 150-12-00 28 (Pathfield) Ross Harold 136-00-00 33 (Woods) Richard Bond (Matrix Image) 126-08-00 20 (Woods) Jon Whincup (Frenzee) 117-08-00 26 (Pathfield) The final Southern qualifier of the 2017 Maver Mega Match This campaign marked a return to Coleman's Cottage in Essex where fifty four (54) anglers lined the banks of Copse, Pathfield and Woods lakes. Anglers were given plenty of room on the day with the standard of sport and weights recorded being very good. Competing anglers needed in excess of 150lbs in order to grab a British Pole Championship qualification place. Conditions on the day were ideal with plenty of cloud cover coupled with a good breeze producing fourteen weights over 100lbs.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 19, 2017  |  0 comments
Bait-Tech is delighted to welcome three new faces to theirteam of consultants. With the ever-evolving trends on the UK Commercial Match scene, we feel it is vital to keep on top of this to continue the development of cutting edge bait products to bring to market and stay at the forefront of the industry. The latest recruits will help them with the most modern commercial fishery methods and techniques offering a stream of advice we feel is invaluable to us in terms of future products – The domination of F1 orientated fisheries requires a specialised approach and these anglers are synonymous with being at the top of their game when it comes to the species. Joining Bait-Tech are: Shaun Little – The Matrix Brand Manager has for long been at the top of the sport and F1 filled venues are where he spends most of his time on the bank.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments
Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Steve Rothery 140-14-00 32 (Moat Island) Ben Dales 114-01-00 29 (Moat Island) Ben Fisk (Bauer Media) 109-02-00 1 (Bridge Island) Ryan Laycock (Pontefract) 106-04-00 20 (Canal) Adam Richards (Browning) 99-03-00 28 (Reed) Adrian Higginbottom (Matrix) 97-04-00 61 (Moat Island) Matt Godfrey (Guru) 90-01-00 35 (Moat Outer) James Hall 81-00-00 17 (Moat Island) British Pole Championship Qualifiers: Steve Rothery, Ben Dales & Ben Fisk One hundred and ten (110) anglers attended this latest qualifier at Retford's Hallcroft Fishery. Despite conditions appearing ideal with plenty of cloud cover and with a slight ripple on the water, most anglers found the going tough early on in the match with the heavy, muggy atmosphere hampering what would have otherwise been an ideal day. That said, as the day progressed, the conditions improved a little with the resident carp moving into the margins during the final ninety minutes. Winner on the day, and next to book his place on this year's big money final, was Steve Rothery.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments
"Well. . . things have finally started to sink in after this Saturday's crazy events! sitting here, writing about winning a 3rd Fisho title is something I could never have imagined.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 12, 2017  |  0 comments
Following Saturday’s Mega Match This qualifier event at Monk Lakes, Kent, please note below the full and final result: Monk Lakes, Kent, 8th July 2017 Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Mike McMillan (Garbolino / Bait-Tech) 198-06-00 65 (Lake 2) Adam Southgate (Oakwood) 196-04-00 55 (Lake 2) James Taylor (Harlow Angling) 189-13-00 66 (Lake 2) Mark Tullet (Cresta Tackle / Bag 'Em Baits) 183-10-00 113 (Lake 3) Robbie Taylor (Guru / Dynamite Baits) 173-02-00 91 (Lake 3) Mark Goddard (Bag 'Em Baits) 150-02-00 135 (Lake 3) Mark Brown (Browning Wickford) 141-02-00 56 (Lake 2) Chris Vendervleit (Drennan / Bait-Tech) 136-14-00 58 (Lake 2) Garbolino's Mike McMillan booked his place in another Mega Match This final after topping the fifty-nine (59) strong field at Kent's Monk Lakes. Conditions on the day were hot and sticky with very little wind offering any sort of comfort. Anglers were given plenty of room, which made for a superb qualifier with very little separating the top two on the day and numerous one hundredpoundplus catches being recorded from all three of the lakes used. Mike drew peg 67 on Lake 2 and endured a bit of an unsettled start losing fish early on before getting into his rhythm offering pellet long at 16m.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  0 comments
Tri-Cast Weston Pools youth team takes top spot at Tunnel. The newly formed Tri-Cast Weston Pools youth team, comprising young anglers from across the country, recently took top spot at this year’s 2017 Angling Trust Junior National. Eight top-flight youth teams fought it out for the top honours at the commercial super-water that is Tunnel Barn Farm. The final result was decided over section placings, with Weston finishing well clear of the nearest rivals and sending three from the six-man team through to the junior Fish ‘O’ Mania final at Cudmore.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 04, 2017  |  0 comments
Following an intense qualifying campaign, 48 of the very best Club Anglers from around the country are preparing to battle it out for the title of Garbolino Club Angler of the Year for 2017. The final, that will take place at the stunning Barston Lakes on Wednesday 19th July is certain to prove a fantastic venue to host the coveted event. The 2016 event saw East Yorkshire rod Roger Edmond pick up the title with a stunning mixed bag of the venues famed skimmers and carp. Further to being crowned the 2016 champion Roger also picked himself up Garbolino’s UK1 Accomplice Pro flagship Pole and £400 cash! This year’s prize list is just as impressive with two of Garbolino’s top end pole’s as well as a number of reels up for grabs for the top few anglers on the day.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 12, 2017  |  0 comments
Solhampton Fishery, Stourport-on-Severn, 10th June 2017 Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Jamie Hughes (MAP / Bag 'Em Baits) 173-02-00 37 (Dragonfly) Peter Alan Rice (Mosella) 159-12-00 9 (Valley) Jon Arthur (Drennan) 130-04-00 8 (Kingfisher) Kevin Dales 126-06-00 29 (Valley) Andy Welding (Strike Angling) 124-12-00 5 (Kingfisher) Zac Brown (Preston Innovations / Sonu Baits) 123-07-00 2 (Valley) Michael McMillan (Garbolino / Bait-Tech) 110-02-00 15 (Buzzard) Lee Thornton (Middy) 110-00-00 12 (Dragonfly) Qualifier number thirteen of the 2017 Mega Match This qualifier campaign saw the introduction of a brand new venue in Worcestershire's Solhampton Fishery. Conditions on the day were ideal with plenty of cloud cover coupled with a moderate breeze creating a nice ripple on the five lakes used. Pegging on the day gave anglers plenty of room and the match itself was a closely contested affair with a number of weights over the 100lb mark. Winner on the day was 2016 runner-up, Jamie Hughes (MAP / Bag 'Em Baits).
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 09, 2017  |  0 comments
For the second year in succession, Weston Pools teamed up with tackle manufacturer Frenzee to run an open day at the Oswestry venue for the pupils of The Marches School, local to the fishery. As well as teaching each of the students the arts of rig making, fish care, bait preparation and many other aspects of fishing, all of the children had the opportunity to rub shoulders with, and learn from Frenzee’s sponsored stars such as Jon Whincup, Chris Jones and Phil Canning, among many others. The weather on the day couldn’t have been any better, with warm temperatures and sunshine gracing the banks of the fishery, while the fish were by no means reticent on a day where everybody in attendance was able to put a few in the net. With the focus of the event being getting the kids in the local area hooked on fishing, that objective seems to have been very much achieved – many of the children that attended last year’s event are now keen anglers and were only too happy to boast of their recent catches while out on the bank themselves.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 08, 2017  |  0 comments
Following the first mid-week qualifier of the 2017 Maver Mega Match This qualifier campaign, please see below the full and final result from Decoy Lakes, Peterborough: Decoy Lakes, Peterborough, 7th June 2017 Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Sam Brown (Maver) 128-06-00 22 (Oak) Ben Townsend (Matrix / Spotted Fin) 126-14-00 5 (Beastie) Jon Pollard (Leicester Gas AC) 123-04-00 26 (Cedar) Simon Fry (Garbolino) 114-11-00 23 (Beastie) Dale Jackson (Marukyu) 112-04-00 21 (Beastie) Ben Lawrence (Bottisham AC) 106-13-00 15 (Yew) Marc Rodger 103-14-00 22 (Willows) Richard Bond 100-06-00 14 (Yew) The first mid-week qualifier event of 2017 saw ninety-four (94) anglers in attendance at Peterborough's Decoy Lakes. Conditions on the day were pretty extreme with gale force winds making usual methods impossible. Many were forced to improvise and fish short and down their edge in an effort to find the fish. Despite the conditions being more than a little tricky, the standard of fishing on the day was superb with just one fish dividing the top three highlighting just how close and fair a qualifier it was with competing anglers battling the wind making for an even playing field.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 05, 2017  |  0 comments
DHP recently ran its third annual David Hall Trophy match, at the fantastic Glebe Fishery in Leicestershire. This event celebrates the life of company founder David Hall, who passed away in 2015, and his immense contribution to the world of fishing and angling publications. For once the weather was good and the 38 competitors had a nice day out in the sunshine, although some caught rather more than others. This year’s winner was rising star Adam Dowd, who weighed in 223lb of mainly carp, beating Match Fishing editor Joe Carass into second place with 213lb.

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