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FISH'O'MANIA XXVI set to be the most acessible yet! Click here for the press release

Fish O Mania XXVI 2019

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OPENED FOR ENTRIES FROM 12pm (MIDDAY) Friday 26th October 2018

All tickets are sold via the booking system.  Click here to apply for Fish O Mania tickets 2019

Round Two - Open for entries NOW until Monday 24th June at 11:00am. There is no restriction to the number of tickets anglers will be able to book. Please remember to check the online booking system for ticket availability against each qualifier.

Important information:  Please remember to view the video as below for a step by step guide to the booking site.

Please remember once you go into the booking site to have your membership number at the ready.  If you don't have a password you can re-set one on the booking site as forgotten password.

Please note:  This can take up to 15 mins to feed through and please check your spam/junk emails to make sure it hasn't gone there.  Once you have your password then you can go onto the site and book your Fish O Mania tickets. 

How to Book Tickets

Tickets for the Fish 'O' Mania XXVI qualifiers will again be sold via the Angling Trust Events booking website HERE. 
Due to the high demand the Angling Trust has introduced a process that ensures all anglers who want to fish in the competition can book at least one ticket per qualifier.

Ticket prices have once more remained the same at £25 per qualifier.

Please note: Anglers must have individual membership of the Angling Trust available on 0343 5077 006 (option 1) or on the Angling Trust website click here. Anglers are also reminded they must be 16 years of age and above in order to take part in the main event.

Cancellation/Refunds: Please note: If you wish to cancel a ticket, please inform by email, and include your name, the name of the qualifier you would like to cancel, your membership number & post code. We require 7 days notice prior to the qualifier in order to process a refund.  Any notification outside of this time scale will not be entitled to receive a refund.  Please note:  There is no secondary market for the sale or transfer of any tickets.

Time line for Tickets

Round One  -  Opens - Friday 26th October 2018 – 12.00pm (Midday) until Tuesday 6th November 2018 – 23:59.  Anglers will be able to book a maximum of two tickets during this round.

Round Two - Opens - Tuesday 13th November 2018 – 12.00pm (Midday) until Monday 24th June – 11:00am. There will be no restriction of the number of tickets anglers will be able to book.  Please remember to check the online booking system for ticket availability against each qualifier.

Wheelchair Accessible Venues: After taking advice from Activity Alliance, The Angling Trust have assessed a proportion of the most accessible fisheries for Fish’O’Mania 2019. A Wheelchair Accessible peg has a flat base and good access to the peg without steep slopes or potholes. However, the Angling Trust does insist that all Wheelchair Accessible ticket holders are required to have an assistant to accompany the angler whilst moving to and from their peg, and fishing is undertaken at the angler’s own risk. In addition, the Angling Trust would advise all anglers looking to purchase tickets at wheelchair accessible venues to visit the fishery prior to the match, to see the pegs that are available to them.

The wheelchair accessible venues for 2019 are: Woodland View, Lindholme Lakes, Partridge Lakes, Gold Valley Lakes & The Oaks Fishery. To purchase a Wheelchair Accessible ticket please navigate to the qualifier you wish to fish and choose "Wheelchair Accessible Ticket" at the bottom of the page.

Anglers are advised to go onto to the online booking system prior to tickets going on sale to check their log in details. Forgotten passwords can be changed through the booking site very quickly, however, at peak periods there can be delays, so plan ahead to make sure you can book your tickets. 

Any issues surrounding the online system and passwords please email as we will be experiencing a high volume of calls with other competitions ongoing also;

For any urgent competition enquiries call; 0115 822 4519/ 0115 822 4532.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you read the How to Book Tickets for Fish O Mania 2019 guide for information about how the ticket process will work in 2019.  The Angling Trust has a ‘How to Book Fish'O'Mania Tickets’ guide and a short video is available as below. The step by step video provides a detailed guide to navigate members through the booking process.

Watch our short YouTube film about how to use the new booking system.

Any cancellations will be re-listed on the online booking system and sold on a first come first served basis. Any unused qualifying anglers’ tickets will go back on sale the next working day after the qualifier date.


The Angling Trust is excited to release the new dates for the Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifiers in 2019. The first qualifier will commence on Wednesday 13th March at Viaduct Fishery and will conclude on Wednesday 26th June at Lindholme Lakes.

The final will be held at Hayfield Lakes on Saturday 13th July 2019 with a chance for competitors to try to add their names to the illustrious list of previous champions and to take home the prestigious Fish ‘O’ Mania final trophy and the big prize money on offer of £50,000.

 Hayfield will offer an exciting and competitive final with Island Lake offering both a multitude of tactical options and good head of bonus fish. So, make room in your calendars, below are Fish'O'Mania XXVI Qualifiers:

Wednesday 13th March – Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, 120 pegs
Saturday 16th March - Tunnel Barn Farm, 150 pegs
Saturday 23rd March - Woodland View, 130 pegs
Saturday 30th March - Moorlands Farm, 120 pegs
Saturday 6th April - Viaduct Fishery, 120 pegs
Saturday 13th April - Heronbrook Fisheries, 150 pegs
Wednesday 17th April - Lindholme Lakes, 150 pegs
Saturday 20th April - Partridge Lakes, 150 pegs
Saturday 20th April - Partridge Lakes, Female Fish O Mania event, 50 pegs
Wednesday 24th April - Gold Valley Lakes, 100 pegs
Saturday 4th May - Larford Lakes, 120 pegs
Saturday 11th May - Weston Pools Fishery, 130 pegs
Wednesday 15th May - Heronbrook Fisheries, 150 pegs
Saturday 18th May - Decoy Lakes, 150 pegs
Wednesday 29th May - Makins Fishery, 150 pegs
Saturday 1st June - Tunnel Barn Farm, 150 pegs
Saturday 8th June - Monk Lakes, 120 pegs
Wednesday 12th June - Partridge Lakes, 180 pegs
Saturday 15th June - Colemans Cottage, 120 pegs
Wednesday 19th June - Lakeview Fishery, 100 pegs
Saturday 22nd June - The Oaks Fishery, 130 pegs
Wednesday 26th June - Lindholme Lakes, 180 pegs

*akin to Fish'O'Mania 2018 XXV there will also be international qualifiers TBC*

Saturday 13th July 2019 – Fish'O'Mania XXVI Final - Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster.


Fish‘O’Mania To Remain At Hayfield Lakes For 2019

Matchroom Multi Sport is pleased to announce Fish‘O’Mania will again be staged at Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster on Saturday, July 13, 2019 after the successful return of the ‘FA Cup of Fishing’ to the Yorkshire fishery over the weekend.

Peter Black 2018 champion FOM

Peter Black took the coveted title and £50,000 top prize with a winning total of 51.35kg to become the youngest angler to lift the trophy at the age of 21.

A bumper crowd estimated at over 6,000 watched Black win the prize, and also took advantage of the many trade stands in attendance and enjoyed demonstrations from some of angling’s leading brands. Over 100 attendees visited the Angling Trust stand to have a go at fishing for themselves, many of them youngsters attempting the sport for the first time.

Fish‘O’Mania XXVI will again be fished on the Island Lake at Hayfield in 2019, with tickets for qualification matches to be available via the Angling Trust website in the new year.

Robin Goforth, Chief Executive of Hayfield Lakes said: “We’ve never had a bad Fish‘O’Mania at Hayfield Lakes at it was very successful again this year, and now the fish are bigger so there is more thrill for the crowd and for the TV.

“This crowd will be a lot bigger next year and we’ll have a full year to plan things like licenses for beer tents, and things like that. It was a fantastic day, we couldn’t have asked for it to be any better and next year there will be more people and more things around the main event.

Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn added: “I’m very pleased to say we’ll be returning to Hayfield Lakes for Fish‘O’Mania XXVI in 2019. Hayfield was a great home for Fish‘O’Mania for many years and I’d like to thank Robin, Noelie and the team for their exceptional work in helping deliver one of the best Fish‘O’Mania events yet when it returned to Hayfield over the weekend.

“It was a great day out with so much going on, and most importantly a brilliant match not just for the Grand Final but for the Ladies and Junior matches too.

“I know Robin already has exciting plans for 2019 and I know Fish‘O’Mania will continue to be a great day out as well as the pinnacle of match angling in this country.”

Fish‘O’Mania XXVI will be fished at Hayfield Lakes on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Follow @FishOMania on social media for regular updates on spectator ticket availability and details of 2019 Fish‘O’Mania qualifying matches.

Spectator entry will be free of charge for the Grand Final at Hayfield Lakes, with tickets for free admission to be available from spring 2018. A car parking charge of £5 per vehicle will apply.

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