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.

Fish ‘O’ Mania XXI Qualifiers 2014
Venue Date Pegs
Viaduct Fishery, Somerset Sat 5th April 130
Preston Innovations Boldings, Bridgnorth Sat 12th April 130
Makins Fishery, Warwickshire Wed 16th April 130
Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster Sat 19th April 130
Gold Valley Lakes, Aldershot Weds 23rd April 130
Maver Larford Lakes, Worcestershire Sat 26th April 130
Tunnel Barn Farm, Warwick Sat 3rd May 150
Monk Lakes Fishery, Kent Weds 7th May 150
The Oaks, Sessay, Thirsk Sat 10th May 150
Barford Lakes, Norwich Sat 17th May 130
Colemans Cottage Fishery, Essex Sat 24th May 130
Hallcroft Fishery, Retford, Notts Weds 28th May 150
Partridge Lakes Fishery, Warrington Sat 31st May 180
Woodlands View Fishery, Droitwich Weds 11th June 180
Woodlands Lakes Fishery, Thirsk Sat 14th June 150
Garbolino Lindholme Lakes, Doncaster Weds 25th June 300

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.”

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