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Fish O Mania XXV 2018

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 Fish 'O' Mania 2018 Round 2 Ticket Sales are NOW OPEN

from Tuesday 13th February – 10:30am until Monday 25th 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.

All tickets are sold via the booking system.  Click here to apply for Fish O Mania tickets 2018

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.

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. 

Maximum of 2 tickets available per angler.
(Please note the format is the same used in 2017).

How to Book Tickets

Tickets for the Fish 'O' Mania XXV 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.

Time line for Tickets

Round One  -  Opens - Monday 29th January – 10:30am until Thursday 8th February – 23:59.  Anglers will be able to book a maximum of two tickets during this round.

Round Two - Opens - Tuesday 13th February – 10:30am until Monday 25th 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.

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 2018 guide for information about how the ticket process will work in 2018.  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 Fish'O'Mania qualifiers in 2018. This year the £50,000 competition sees a real focus on the anglers; with popular venues offered further qualifiers and where appropriate the number of pegs at qualifiers reduced, making more space for better matches. In conjunction with Matchroom Sport the decision to update the final venue to Hayfield Lakes has been undertaken. 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 XXV Qualifiers:

Wed 14th March – Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, 130 pegs

Sat 17th March – Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, 160 pegs

Sat 24th March – Heronbrook Fisheries, Eccleshall, 150 pegs

Sat 7th April – Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, 130 pegs

Wed 18th April – Lindholme Lakes, Epworth, 150 pegs

Sat 21st April – Woodland View Fishery, Droitwich, 150 pegs

Wed 25th April – Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, 160 pegs

Wed 2nd May – Heronbrook Fisheries, Eccleshall, 150 pegs

Sat 5th May – Partridge Lakes, Warrington, 180 pegs

Wed 9th May – Larford Lakes, Astley, 130 pegs

Sat 12th May –  Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, 160 pegs

Sat 19th May – Monk Lakes, Marden, 130 pegs

Wed 23rd May – Messingham Sands Fishery, Messingham, 150 pegs

Sat 26th May –  Colemans Cottage Fishery, Witham, 130 pegs

Wed 30th May – Makins Fishery, Nuneaton, 150 pegs

Sat 2nd June – The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, 160 pegs

Wed 6th June – Boldings Pools, Astley Abbots, 120 pegs

Sat 9th June – Woodland Lakes, Thirsk, 150 pegs

Wed 13th June – Partridge Lakes, Warrington, 180 pegs

Wed 20th June – Lake View Fishery, Melton Mowbray, 100 pegs

Sat 23rd June – Gold Valley Lakes, Aldershot, 100 pegs

Wed 27th June – Lindholme Lakes, Epworth, 180 pegs

*akin to Fish'O'Mania 2017 XXIV there will also be international qualifiers TBC*

Saturday 14th July – Fish'O'Mania XXV Final - Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster.



Matchroom Multi Sport are delighted to announce that Fish‘O’Mania XXV will take place at Hayfield Lakes in Doncaster on Saturday, July 14 2018.

The annual ‘FA Cup of Fishing’ was staged at Hayfield Lakes on 11 consecutive occasions from 1997 and will return to the Yorkshire venue this summer with a field of 24 anglers, comprising 22 UK qualifiers and two international qualifiers.

Jamie Hughes 2017 FOM

Fish‘O’Mania will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2018 with anglers once again competing for the £50,000 winner’s cheque on the Island Lake at Hayfield. The Ladies and Junior tournaments will also be staged on Saturday, July 14 at Hayfield Lakes.

Matchroom Sport Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are thrilled that Fish‘O’Mania will return to Hayfield Lakes in 2018.

“Fish‘O’Mania is 25 this year and along with the team at Hayfield Lakes and our colleagues at Sky Sports we’re determined to make this the best Fish‘O’ yet.

“Any match angler out there can enter the qualifiers and win through for a chance of landing the £50,000 first prize at the Grand Final in July. Fish‘O’Mania is one of the highlights of the summer and I’m excited to see who will peg it up at Hayfield Lakes in the summer.

“Good luck to all of those entering the qualifying matches, we hope to see you competing at Hayfield in July.”

Robin Goforth, Chief Executive of Hayfield Lakes said: “Maver-Dynamite Hayfield Lakes are delighted to welcome home the FA Cup of Angling, on its 25th anniversary.

“It’s been 11 years since Hayfield Lakes hosted the Fish‘O’Mania Grand Final and we’ve really missed this prestigious event and we look forward to working with Matchroom Multi Sport on bringing Fish 'O' back to Hayfield.

“We will work tirelessly to create an unmissable live event for the participating anglers, spectators in attendance and viewers live on Sky Sports.”

Angling Trust Competitions Development Manager James Lewis added: “It’s great to see the continued evolution of Fish‘O’Mania and with the return to Hayfield as the final venue, there’s sure to be an awesome competition for all the finalists.

“We’ve listened to the feedback from anglers last year and have made several changes to qualifier dates, locations and pegging in order to make the matches as fair and competitive as possible."

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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