What’s in the bumper July issue of Match Fishing?




Match News

All the latest match fishing news.


The Match Fishing Subscriber Classic

Not yet a subscriber? Well pull your finger out so you can enter this match!


Tackle Awards

Who won what at this year’s DHP Coarse-Tackle Awards.


Shakespeare Avon Championship League

The entry form for this year’s river competition, supported by Match Fishing.


Pickering’s Way

Last month Tom gave us an insight into practising for a match. This month it’s the real thing. Does practice really make perfect?


Match Q&A

Send us your questions and you might win yourself some fantastic Fox Match tackle.


If I Drew THAT Peg…

Giles Cochrane tells us about a white-knuckle swim at Docklow Pools.


Coxy’s Match Talk

Darren Cox gives us his views on the latest craze to hit commercials – pellet wagglers!


Rocket Man!

Steve Gregory has devised a cunning new method for fooling those crafty carp. Enter the rocket feeder!


Ladies World Champ Is Hungary For Evesham Title

The current Ladies World Champion, Hungarian Livia Hajdù, is coming to our shores and has her sights set firmly on the Shakespeare Ladies Championship.


Match-Winning Tactics

Severn expert Matt Maginnis reveals his caster-and-hemp approach for river chub and barbel.


The MF Interview

John Wright is given the task of finding out exactly what’s going on at the NFA at present.


How To Win More Matches

Steve Gardener passes on hints and tips on reading a swim to reduce your options and increase your chances of success.


What A Day THAT Was!

Mark Downes recalls a very special Winter League Final on the River Nene.


Loser Does The Washing Up!

We pit a loving couple against each other to determine who will be victorious and who will be wearing the Marigolds!


Winning Rigs

Three more top match anglers reveal their match-winning tackle.


The Big-Match Preview

Everything you need to know about this year’s Division 3 National, on the Basingstoke Canal.


Going Dutch!

Maver Tipton Van den Eynde’s Scott Geens gives us the lowdown on this year’s Anglo-Dutch Festival.



Fishing To Win

Matt Hall is gunning for glory. In this new series he tells us why he’s a man on a mission.


Tackle Box

Six pages crammed with the latest mouth-watering gear. Plus our very handy tackle directory.


Up Close 1

The Shimano Aspire Pro Competition pole.


Up Close 2

The MAP Matchtek II rod range.


Up Close 3

Fox Match MP hooks.


Up Close 4

The Maver N15 pole.


What’s Sonu About Skinz?

A hot new company with a hot new bait. Jon Arthur finds out what all the fuss is about Skinz.



In this exclusive competition we have 10 Shakespeare Superteam feeder rods to be won. Each one is a limited-edition masterpiece emblazoned with the Match Fishing logo!


Silver Sheep

Adam Wakelin tackles Cornwall’s beautiful Porth Reservoir and shows you how to bag up with skimmers.



Making The Grade

Shakespeare’s Neil McKinnon has been winning more than his fair share of coin recently. In the first part of this mini-series he tells you how he won the Barford Festival.


Looking Back…

Ten years is a long time in match fishing. Find out what was going on way back then.



Keith Arthur looks at the abolition of the old close season. Was it really a good thing for match fishing and the tackle industry?


Thinking Out Loud

Will Raison had to find a fourth keepnet during his latest match. But was his catch enough to win?


Star Profile

A few quick questions for Essex County Van den Eynde legend, Wayne Swinscoe.


Silly Stuff!

Miss Livia Hajdù isn’t a patch on our gorgeous Reader’s Wives pin-up!


End Peg

Jon Arthur thinks he’s got the perfect wife. Read his reasons why and you’ll probably agree!


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