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Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 14, 2013  |  0 comments
Four section wins and a third for Drennan Team England. Drennan Team England have recorded one of the most convincing first day results in World Championship history, taking just seven points on the first day of this years competition in Poland on the Żerański Channel in Warsaw, Poland. Will Raison, Alan Scotthorne, Sean Ashby and Steve Hemingray have all won their sections - with Des Shipp finishing in third place. Although the final points tallies are yet to be confirmed, it is thought that this will give England a very convincing lead over their rivals.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 31, 2013  |  0 comments
Marlow on the new Krill Ready Mix. “When it comes to cold water attraction, krill has to be one of the best baits going. In many scenarios, its pulling power is unrivalled – making it one of the best multispecies attractors available. ” These were the bold words of fish expert, Roy Marlow following the launch of Marukyu’s new Krill Ready Mix.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Nov 22, 2013  |  0 comments
New sale position with top tackle company. Global tackle giant Zebco are searching for a new professional territory manager to cover their South East region. The company, which distributes top brands including Browning, Quantum, Zebco, Rhino, Fin-Nor, Van Staal, and William Joseph has a range of top selling products that covers the whole spectrum of angling. The area covered will include Essex, Kent, Greater London and East Anglia.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 03, 2013  |  0 comments
Lee Edwards signs exciting new bait deal. Welsh international and Daiwa Dorking ace Lee Edwards has signed a new bait deal with Angling Bait Club (ABC). The deal will still see Preston Innovations sponsor Lee for tackle, but ABC will now supply all the bait, as opposed to his old sponsor, Sonubaits. ABC boss Denzel Thorpe explained: "I am a Welshman, and a very patriotic one too – and with Lee being from Caerphilly, I relished the opportunity to give my fellow countryman the chance of lifetime.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 26, 2013  |  0 comments
Local expert predicts difficult Winter League Final. "I have looked through the tide tables for the year, and from what I can see, the Angling Trust has chosen the most difficult tide of the year for this year's Winter League Final. "These were the stark words of River Trent match organiser, and Dynamite and Shimano-backed ace, Alan Henry in the run-up to this year's Winter League Final on the Tidal River Trent. The match is taking place on the North and South Clifton, Laughterton and Besthorpe stretches of the river next Saturday, July 6th.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 24, 2013  |  0 comments
Stark warning from Angling Trust. Following complaints from anglers angered by the re-emergence of a website offering rod licence renewals which charges an additional £11 for ‘processing services’ the Angling Trust is warning anglers not to pay a penny more than they need and is encouraging everyone to use the completely free service provided by the Environment Agency and the Post Office. Buried away in the small print at www. rodlicence.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 24, 2013  |  0 comments
Broughton thinks a closed season review is unlikely. Experienced fisheries management consultant Dr Bruno Broughton has added his opinion to the ongoing close-season debate. An expert in his field, Bruno is familiar with most of the arguments for and against a coarse fish close season. He explained: “The 93-day closure on rivers is an approximation to cover the span of breeding times for most coarse fish in most years, from early spawners (such as pike) to late spawners (notably tench and carp).
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 28, 2013  |  0 comments
Manager optimistic of team's chances. Joint England boss Mark Downes says his side are in with a chance on a challenging River Danube in Serbia, but conditions have been changeable after the river rose almost to the top of its banks last week. He explained: "We have caught plenty of fish in practice – but the river has dropped 1. 5 metres over the last few days, and the tactics, and the species that have been feeding, have changed accordingly.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Aug 14, 2013  |  0 comments
BBC’s One Show highlights cormorant issue. The prime time BBC current affairs show, ‘The One Show’ has highlighted one of angling’s biggest problems – the fish eating cormorants that are ravaging our inland fish stocks. Reporter, Miranda Krestovnikoff describes the birds as "formidable predators of fish" and wintesses first hand how devastating an impact cormorants are having. The hit show, presented by Matt Baker and Alex Jones, interviews Angling Trust Chief Executive, Mark Lloyd about the problem.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 30, 2013  |  0 comments
Pickering fishes his way to the UK’s two biggest finals. “I woke up this morning thinking I had just had the most amazing dream about qualifying for the Fish 'O' Mania Final and the Maver Match This Final in the last five days… It took me a good few minutes to convince myself that it had actually happened. ”These were the words of angling legend and Preston Innovations and Sonubaits-backed ace Tom Pickering, who in five days has secured himself a place in this year's Maver Match This and Fish 'O' Mania finals. The former World Champion took the win in the Match This qualifier at The Oaks Fishery at Sessay.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jul 19, 2013  |  0 comments
Raison reflects on Fisho success. If one man's name has been on the lips of the Country’s match anglers over the last five days, it has been that of England International, and Daiwa and Old Ghost backed ace, Will Raison. On Sunday, Will put up what many have described to be the best display of angling that they have ever witnessed – winning the Fish ‘O’Mania International challenge individually, and helping Drennan Team England to victory. But Will, and team mate Alan Scotthorne didn’t have it all their own way – with well over half of the match gone, England were lying fifth – almost 20 kilos behind the eventual runners up, Scotland.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 22, 2013  |  0 comments
Underwater secrets revealed. Match Fishing Magazine has launched a new series that sheds light on exactly what goes on under the water. The series is the brainchild of Match Fishing's Editorial Assistant, Joe Carass, who has taken a lead from the carp fishing world – where underwater filming has revolutionised the way anglers fish. Joe has enlisted the help of Rob Hughes – an experienced underwater cameraman, and keen carp angler.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 24, 2013  |  0 comments
Exclusive video with Will Raison, Alex Bones, Jimmy Bullard, Paul Holland and Pemb Wrighting. Match Fishing editor, Alex Bones has described the ‘Ultimate Winter Carp Tactic’ feature that he shot for the February issue of Match Fishing Magazine, as being among the most enjoyable that he has ever put together. The feature, shot on the banks of Gold Valley Lakes near Aldershot, sees Alex out with Pemb Wrighting, Paul Holland, former World Champion Will Raison and ex premier league footballer, Jimmy Bullard. The four go head to head to find what they consider to be the ultimate winter carp tactic.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Oct 31, 2013  |  0 comments
Chapmans Christmas bonanza offers bargains galore. The Chapmans Christmas sale is now on - with more unmissable offers than ever before. Running from now until January, the sale period will see prices slashed by up to 80% - with the company's finance packages still available. Chapman's general manager, Mark Wilkinson explained: "It is no secret that his year has been difficult for many in the trade, and as a result there has been a greater than usual amount of stock for the major tackle companies and distributors to clear.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Sep 06, 2013  |  0 comments
Jan Porter's joy at public goodwill. The last twelve months have been particularly difficult for angling legend, Jan Porter. He has been facing a lengthy battle with cancer, but it seemed he was winning. On August 24th, he posted on Facebook how he was pleased to learn that his treatment for a secondary tumour on his liver had been going well.