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Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 30, 2016  |  0 comments
The RSPCA is appealing for people who may have seen a dog which was later found dead being walked by a canal inMiltonKeynes. We are particularly asking any people who may have been fishing by the canal in March and may have seen something to call us. The animal welfare charity is investigating the death of the dog - a tan Staffordshire bull terrier - who died in March this year. The dog was found hanging from a tree in Stanton Low Park.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 19, 2016  |  0 comments
Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Perry Stone (Spro) 198-12-00 80 (Lake 5) David Brown (Maver Midlands) 182-10-00 22 (Foundation) Frankie Gianoncelli (Preston Innovations / Sonu Baits) 181-10-00 88 (Lake 6) Matthew Higgins (Neptune Angling) 153-00-00 50 (Lake 3) Ben Hagg (Guru / Daiwa) 137-00-00 7 (Lake 1) Jason Collins (Preston Innovations / Sonu Baits) 133-12-00 17 (Lake 1) Ryan Lidgard 123-02-00 105 (Lake 7) Jake Fowles (Pole & Match Fishing Magazine) 117-12-00 27 (Lake 1) The 2016 Mega Match This qualifier campaign finished on a high with another sell-out event at The Glebe. Conditions on the day were not ideal with the fishing proving difficult for some on account of the bright sunshine and lack of any ripple. That said, weights were still exceptional, especially given recent events - testament to just how well the Glebe as a venue is managed and one of the reasons why this particular qualifier venue always proves so popular amongst anglers. Securing the final 2016 Match This Grand final place was Perry Stone.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 18, 2016  |  0 comments
Maver are proud and excited to announce a new sponsorship deal that has been agreed with angling charity Match-Aid. Match-Aid is an organisation whose vision is to raise money to support young people participating in Angling including cadets and juniors who require that little extra support. Everybody connected with Match-Aid offer their time and support on a voluntary basis and dedicate a huge amount of personal and family time, ensuring that all funds raised are used for promoting an inclusion for all interested in angling and supporting UK charities. For 2016 and beyond the charity intend to organise, promote and support junior angling, which will be achieved by organising fund raising matches and Junior Match-Aid events.
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  |  Aug 09, 2016  |  0 comments
Hallcroft Fisheries, Retford, 6th August 2016 Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Matt Arnold 161-14-00 16 (Bridge Island) Chris Kitchin 120-01-00 74 (Moat Outer) Paul Wright (Halkon Hunt) 104-06-00 8 (Reed) Oliver Stringer 95-15-00 20 (Reed) Frankie Gianoncelli (Preston Innovations / Sonu Baits) 85-10-00 2 (Canal) Craig Owen 83-10-00 31 (Reed) Les Marshall (Barnsley Bait Co. ) 79-02-00 49 (Moat Island) Darren Oldham 72-00-00 26 (Bridge Outer) The best turnout to date on a Mega Match This qualifier at Hallcroft Fishery saw one hundred and nine (109) anglers attend this Saturday qualifier event. Conditions on the day were extremely warm with very little cloud cover about. However, a slight breeze gave some anglers, depending on where they had drawn, a slight ripple which made all the difference to those that caught compared to those that didn't.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 05, 2016  |  0 comments
Matrix are delighted to announce a new partnership between the Essex based company and one of the countries top teams, Team Image. The Image team will be sponsored by Matrix and will now fish under the Matrix Image banner. Image are based in the South East and are arguably one of the most consistent teams in the country finishing in the top 6 in the national for the last six years including a staggering 4 runner up medals. Matrix media manager Craig Butterfield was excited to have another great team on board.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 28, 2016  |  0 comments
Following the rescheduled Mega Match This qualifier at Barston Lakes (originally scheduled to take place at The Glebe), please note below the full and final result: Barston Lakes, Solihull, 27th July 2016 Angler's Name Weight (lbs/oz) Peg # / Lake Mark Jones (Tredegar AC) 120-10-00 18 Jon Owen (Colney Tackle) 96-04-00 124 Ben Sharp 93-10-00 6 Andy Kinder (Maver / Marukyu) 81-13-00 10 Charlie Simpson (Miracle Baits) 68-08-00 2 Barry Mason (Guru / Bag 'Em Baits) 63-12-00 24 Jason Farmery 61-06-00 121 Richie Hull (Garbolino) 54-00-00 120 Events leading up to this latest qualifier took an unexpected turn after it was confirmed that The Glebe, who were originally scheduled to host the event, had some issues with a number of the lakes on site meaning the qualifier had to be moved at very short notice. Unfortunately, this meant that a number of anglers dropped out and chose not to fish at Barston instead, which resulted in the numbers being down on what was otherwise another sell out qualifier. That said, the fishing was close although the sport was not as prolific as the day before on the England ladies fundraiser event. Winner on the day and making it through to the 2016 Mega Match This final was Welsh rod, Mark Jones (Tredegar AC).
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 14, 2016  |  0 comments
Here is our handy guide to help stop the spread of KHV and help anglers do their bit to help. . . .
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 14, 2016  |  0 comments
Steve Barraclough has signed an individual sponsorship deal with Browning Fishing, part of the Zebco Europe group of brands. Steve, from Wakefield, West Yorks, will be representing the brand a major fishing events and assisting with future product development. Browning has also signed two new teams in the North and South of the country. Browning Osset are a long established Yorkshire team who have competed at top level for many years.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 04, 2016  |  0 comments
PRESTON EXPAND IN EUROPE! We are thrilled to announce the signing of French Internationals Didier Delannoy and Baptiste Courtellemont. The pair will be joining our European sales organisation, aiming to further develop the markets in France and the Wallonia region of Belgium. Driving Preston’s 4-brand strategy forward into the next generation of European growth. Didier Delannoy will join the team as Director of Sales & Marketing (France).
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 01, 2016  |  0 comments
After several weeks of rumours on the Match fishing grapevine it has just been announced that angling Legend Mark Pollard had joined Matrix as a consultant. Mark, who is regarded as one of the best all round anglers in the country, is sure to bring a wealth of knowledge to the Essex based match brand. Matrix media manager Craig Butterfield was clearly happy with the recent signing, “ We all know that Mark is fantastic angler but he’s also got a lot of experience with product development and this is an area where we’ll really be utilising his skills. Mark will also be helping to promote the brand in the media and I personally can’t wait to get out on the bank with him, picking his brains for the various features and videos we have planned”.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 23, 2016  |  0 comments
Stephane Pottelet Joins Garbolino One of the highest profile names on the world championship stage has joined SERT as Garbolino brand manager. Stephane Pottelet is highly regarded by anglers across the world, as one of the very best pole and waggler anglers of his generation and his record in team and individual events over the last 10 years is incredible! His achievements include team gold, silver and bronze medals at World and European level with the French national team, as well as individual silver and bronze medals at the world championships. The three-time champion of France also has other key skills that he is keen to apply to the Garbolino brand. Garbolino’s Jerome Mio has stepped up to take over the responsibility of sales and marketing manager and is delighted with the appointment of Stephane, who he believes will add even more strength to the brand, which is growing rapidly across Europe.
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  |  Apr 28, 2016  |  0 comments
The death of Jan Porter is a great loss, not only for the world of angling, but for the wider people who knew, befriended and were in contact with him. An incredible ambassador for the sport and the brands he represented, Jan was best known in his early match fishing days as ‘the man in red’, thanks to his all-red tackle and clothing. He then assumed a camou-clad approach to angling, while still sporting the famed long hair and pony-tail look that saw him become one of angling’s most recognisable figures. I remember on one occasion being able to spot him a mile off on one of the country’s biggest motorways, thanks in no small part to his fishing wagon, which sported a full camou vinyl wrap to match his clothing.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 16, 2016  |  0 comments
Black Viper rods are the most successful line of feeder rods in the Browning range in the history of the company. When they were originally introduced, they displaced the prevailing mostly stiffer rod series and offered unprecedented performance for the angler. Even with less power, long casting distances became almost child's play. No wonder these "venomous snakes" have been essential equipment for countless serious feeder anglers ever since.