The Angling Trust website – www.anglingtrust.net – will be the only means by which anglers can enter Fish ‘O’ Mania. It is open to anyone 16 years of age and above, and competitors wishing to take part must have individual membership of the Angling Trust.
Entry for Fish ‘O’ Mania is open for a three week period and closes on Tuesday, 26th January, at 4pm. Tickets are £25 per qualifier venue and entry is NOT on a first come, first served basis.
As previously announced, there will be a number of changes to the format and prize structure in 2016 with an increase of £20,000 towards the prize fund, netting the winner a cool £50,000.
Qualifiers will increase from 16 to 28 with 32 anglers qualifying for finals weekend. Qualifiers will also be held on Sundays as well as the traditional Saturdays and Wednesdays, with the first qualifier beginning in March and an increase of pegs available at a number of qualifiers.
Dates to apply online have also been brought forward this year to help cope with demand and the increase of more qualifier venues on offer. Once the online entry process closes on 26th January, a random computerised draw will determine ticket allocation. The Angling Trust will publish a full list of anglers for each of the qualifiers via the website.
Sat 5th March – Tunnel Barn Farm (150 pegs)
Wed 9th March – Viaduct Fishery (130 pegs)
Sat 12th March – Hayfield Lakes (130 pegs)
Sat 19th March – Solhampton Fishery (130 pegs)
Sat 26th March – Lakeview Fishery (130 pegs)
Sun 27th March – Gold Valley Lakes (130 pegs)
Wed 30th March – Colemans Cottage Fishery (130 pegs)
Sat 2nd April – Monk Lakes (130 pegs)
Wed 6th April – Woodlands View (150 pegs)
Sat 9th April – Viaduct Fishery (130 pegs)
Wed 13th April – Garbolino Lindholme Lakes (300 pegs)
Sat 16th April – Barford Lakes (130 pegs)
Wed 20th April – Partridge Lakes (200 pegs)
Sat 23rd April – Messingham Sands (160 pegs)
Wed 27th April – Makins Fishery (150 pegs)
Sat 7th May – Tunnel Barn Farm (150 pegs)
Wed 11th May – Monk Lakes (150 pegs)
Sat 14th May – Barford Lakes (130 pegs)
Wed 18th May – Heronbrook Fisheries (160 pegs)
Sat 21st May – Woodlands View (150 pegs)
Wed 25th May – Messingham Sands (160 pegs)
Sat 28th May – Colemans Cottage Fishery (130 pegs)
Sat 4th June – The Oaks (160 pegs)
Sun 5th June – Maver Larford Lakes (130 pegs)
Sat 11th June – Woodlands Lakes (150 pegs)
Sat 18th June – Partridge Lakes (200 pegs)
Sat 25th June – Gold Valley Lakes (130 pegs)
Wed 29th June – Garbolino Lindholme Lakes (300 pegs)