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Fish 'O' Mania XXI Pegs Increased for 2014 The Angling Trust and Matchroom Sport are delighted to announce an increase of pegs for some of the 2014 Fish ‘O’ Mania XXI qualifiers. There will be an increase in pegs for five qualifiers x 150 pegs, and two qualifiers x 180 pegs.
Fish 'O' Mania To every match angler the Fish 'O' Mania event is one of the biggest in match fishing. Every year it gives anglers the chance to compete in the 16 qualifiers with the winner from each one invited to take part in the Fish ‘O’ Mania grand final with a chance to win a prize fund of £30,000, and the most coveted title 'Fish 'O' Mania Champion'.
Fish O Mania XXI 2014
FISH 'O' MANIA XXI 2014
The Angling Trust and Matchroom Sport are delighted to announce an increase of pegs for some of the 2014 Fish ‘O’ Mania XXI qualifiers. There will be an increase in pegs for five qualifiers x 150 pegs, and two qualifiers x 180 pegs.
How to Enter
The Angling Trust website www.anglingtrust.net will be the only means by which anglers can enter Fish 'O' Mania, and anyone 16 years and above wishing to take part must have individual membership of the Angling Trust.
The much anticipated online entry will open at 9.00am on Tuesday 14th January for a three week period closing at 4.00pm on Tuesday 4th February, tickets will be £25.00. Further details regarding the entry process will be announced on the Angling Trust website shortly.
The action gets underway at Viaduct Fishery on Saturday 5th April 2014 with 16 qualifiers in total. Garbolino Lindholme Lakes will once again be the last chance saloon with 300 pegs on offer.
Barry Hearn, Chairman, Matchroom Sport stated “It’s hard to believe that we’re now entering the third decade of Fish ‘O’ Mania but next July will see the 21st grand final take place. To celebrate, we have increased the number of pegs available in the qualifiers.”
“Last year we had a total of 2,250 pegs spread over 16 heats and this year we have increased that by 200 to 2,450. With the qualifiers heavily oversubscribed, it gives additional opportunities to anglers who may not otherwise compete in the event, without significantly increasing the odds of qualifying.”
“This is a classic in the British sporting summer and has built up a devoted following over the years and everyone at Matchroom Sport is looking forward to seeing how Fish ‘O’ Mania XXI pans out.”
Sandra Drew, Competitions & Events Manager, Angling Trust said “This is considered one of the most prestigious events in the match calendar for anglers and over the last couple of years we have seen a significant rise in the number of individuals applying to take part in the qualifiers, so this announcement to increase pegs on some of the qualifiers will certainly help to accommodate more anglers wishing to take part.”
“Anglers travel from all over the country to enjoy the prestige of taking part in this magnificent event, which is considered the FA Cup of fishing, which only goes to show how popular Fish ‘O’ Mania is.”
Further updates and links to apply will be available in the New Year 2014
For any enquiries regarding Fish 'O' Mania please contact the Competitions Department on 0115 9061 301/307.
The Fish 'O' Mania grand final is in its incredible second decade, Fish’O’ Mania has developed into a genuine English sporting institution. Broadcast for six hours live on Sky Sports in the UK each summer, and known as the ‘FA Cup of Fishing’, Fish ‘O’ Mania is a superb example of how Matchroom Sport can turn a traditionally non-television sport into an established TV spectacular.
The Fish 'O' Mania final weekend event gains much of its excitement by abandoning the traditional weigh-in at the conclusion of the match, and instead features weigh-ins every 30 minutes which gives the event a changing leader board that makes the action easy to follow.
In addition to the main match there are ladies, juniors and usually a Home International to make it Britain’s most popular angling festival.
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