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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
Maver Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster, 4th June 2017 Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Kieron Rich (Middy) 171-14-00 19 (Island) Neil Wiecek (Dalton Prog AC) 110-04-00 21 (Island) Paul Wright (Halkon Hunt / Dynamite Baits) 97-12-00 46 (Island) Tom Potter (Matrix Dynamite Trentman) 97-06-00 82 (Adams) David Burley (Champion Feed) 83-04-00 22 (Adams) Steve Cooke (Garbolino) 79-02-00 45 (Island) Dale Heywood 67-12-00 42 (Island) David Shires 60-00-00 17 (Adams) This Sunday qualifier marked the second and final Mega Match This qualifier event of 2017 at Maver Hayfield Lakes ahead of this year's Grand Final, which will see twenty four (24) anglers return, once again, to the North's Premier venue on September 2nd. Conditions on the day were ideal prolonged periods of cloud cover coupled with a nice ripple and cooler temperatures than in previous weeks. The resident carp had also finished spawning, so anglers were hopeful of a good days sport. Winner on the day, and the eleventh man through to the 2017 Grand Final was Middy's Kieron Rich.
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.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  0 comments
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Match Fishing Staff  |  May 30, 2017  |  0 comments
Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Chris Cameron (Middy / Old Ghost) 59-06-00 43 (Gold) Mark Tester (Pulborough AS) 57-00-00 1 (Gold) Lynas Neale (Gold Valley) 46-08-00 14 (Gold) Geoff Vallance (Preston Innovations / Sonu Baits) 39-06-00 11 (Gold) Stefan Gent (Drennan Borden) 36-00-00 20 (Gold) Craig Meadows (Five Bells Fishing Club) 32-12-00 45 (Gold) Grant Thorne 22-00-00 5 (Gold) Glen Butler 20-00-00 48 (Gold) British Pole Championship Qualifiers: Chris Cameron, Mark Tester & Lynas Neale This year's qualifier at Hampshire's Gold Valley Lakes, Aldershot, was a difficult day out for competing anglers. With temperatures leading up to the match during the week before sky rocketing to over 30°C, the resident carp were uninterested in anglers baits and were, instead, making the most of the weather fully focused on spawning. Unfortunately, sport on the day as a result, was very hard with weights recorded on the day only going to emphasise this. Most anglers resorted to pellet waggler tactics to catch odd fish with a relatively low weight winning the day.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 30, 2017  |  0 comments
Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Simon Skelton (Maver / Dynamite Baits) 294-09-00 23 (Lake 1) Darren Cox (Garbolino) 230-01-00 100 (Lake 7) Kieron Rich (Middy / Burt Baits) 193-14-00 12 (Lake 1) Andy Power (Preston Innovations) 190-00-00 80 (Lake 5) Chris Barley 180-12-00 19 (Lake 1) Perry Stone (Cresta) 180-05-00 109 (Lake 7) Wayne Ibbotson 176-01-00 85 (Lake 1) Greg Cooper 173-03-00 97 (Lake 6) British Pole Championship Qualifiers: Darren Cox, Kieron Rich & Andy Power Another superb Match This qualifier event at The Glebe / Mallory park with some truly outstanding weights recorded! Once again, the venue attracted the maximum number of anglers, with some truly phenomenal sport being enjoyed from all over the complex with a total of thirty three (33) weights over one hundred pounds being offered to the scales. Conditions on the day were pleasant with plenty of sunshine seeing a continuation of a great spell of weather. Anglers targeted the resident carp mainly with pellet waggler or shallow on the pole with some big edge fish being caught late on. Making his way through to his fourth Mega Match This final was Maver's own, Simon Skelton.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 17, 2017  |  0 comments
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Match Fishing Staff  |  May 17, 2017  |  0 comments
Organisers of the Evesham Angling Festival are celebrating a new sponsorship for one of match fishing’s showpiece events. Dynamite Baits – one of the top manufacturers of fishing baits in the UK - has agreed to become title sponsor for The Dynamite Baits Individual Evesham Championship – the headline event of the Evesham Angling Festival. The match, which invites 35 of the nation’s top anglers and pits them against 35 qualifiers, carries a top prize of £3,000 and kicks off the biggest spectator angling event in the calendar. Dynamite is a great fit for the event,” said festival director Roger Mortimer.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 15, 2017  |  0 comments
Heronbrook Fisheries, Slindon, 13th May 2017 Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Damian Bracken (Garbolino) 166-14-00 27 (Meadow) Jamie Hughes (MAP / Bag 'Em Baits) 153-13-00 23 (Meadow) Andy Christie 138-04-00 39 (Canal) Matt Arnold 129-10-00 21 (Match Lake) Mark Fox (Maver Midlands) 111-02-00 2 (Meadow) Gerald Lees 103-00-00 19 (Match Lake) Steve Openshaw (Lingmere Fisheries) 100-00-00 14 (Island) Simon Symcox 97-04-00 31 (Meadow) Qualifiers for Maver British Pole Championship: Damian Bracken, Jamie Hughes & Andy Christie. Eighty-seven (87) anglers lined the banks of New Canal, Canal, Meadow, Bridge, Island and Match lake for this latest Saturday qualifier event. Conditions on the day were cool to begin with due to plenty of cloud cover and a stiff breeze making things feel a lot colder than during the week leading up to the match. By mid-afternoon, however, there was plenty of sunshine, which brought the resident carp and F1s up in the water where they obliged on pellet and casters.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 02, 2017  |  0 comments
Team Lindholme romped home to victory in the Commercial Stillwater Championships on their home water in Epworth, nine points clear of their rivals. A huge turnout of 280 anglers from around the country made their way to the venue on a cold morning, but were treated to a busy day's fishing. Team Lindholme took home a cool £2,500 with two firsts and two seconds in sections backed up by a string of top 10 finishes to tally an impressive 108 points. Second on the day were Drennan Barnsley Blacks with 99 points who narrowly edged out Team Garboilno on 98 points.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Apr 11, 2017  |  0 comments
As well as providing visitors with some of the very best fishing in the country, for the past few years Weston Pools Fishery has been involved in its fair share of extra-curricular and charity work along the way. Recognising the need to get more youth into angling, that is what the fishery staff set out to do by inviting Marches School of Oswestry to the fishery each year to take part in a fishery-run coaching day. The fishery staff have always done what they could with regards to providing tackle for each of the children wanting to take part in the event but, as many of us may know, that is often easier said than done. Thankfully, when local charity Par 5 Charity Golfing Group was in the fishery’s own clubhouse discussing ways they could help in the local community, owner Mike Philbin was quick to come up with a solution.
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.