Match News

All the up-to-the-minute news and stories from the world of match fishing.


Pickering’s Way

How do you go about tackling a place you’ve never seen before? Tom visits a new venue and explains how he goes about it.


Match Q&A

Top stars from the world of match fishing answer your questions – and there are some great prizes from Fox Match for every question we publish.


If I Drew That Peg…

Every venue has its flier peg – the one that every angler wants to draw! In the first of this new series Mark Pollard talks about his dream draw on the Grand Union Canal.  


Coxy’s Match Talk

The A.T. Winter League semi-final is top of the agenda this month. How did Darren fare and did his team get through?


The Railway Express!

We join Warren Martin at Railway and Willow Lakes to find out how and why he’s been winning all the matches there.


Match-Winning Tactics

Introducing the Truncheon – a float design that’s been winning shed loads of money for Welsh International Ian Hughes. 


Into The Deep!

Can you handle 30ft of water? We visit a venue where your top kits are your top nine sections! 


Commercial View

What’s all this? Giles Cochrane on the River Wye? And is it really true that he didn’t fancy the Maver pole dancer at the NEC? 


What a day THAT was!

We pay tribute to Percy Anderson and look back to 1974 when he won the Division One National Championship.


What Can We Learn From The Speci-Boys?

Dynamite Baits man Alex Bones has been having plenty of success using speci- approaches on match waters. In the first of a two-part feature he looks at fish location and rigs.  


Winning Rigs

We talk to Russ Tinklin, Matt Hall and Dave McCall and get them to show us the rigs that have won them big money recently.


Get ‘Em Up!

Shimano Tipton’s Simon ‘Richo’ Richardson reveals his in-depth technique for getting the fish up and catching high in the water with casters.


Tackle Box

All the latest gear that’s either just hit or about to hit the shops and what we think of it.


Tackle Directory

Need a number or a website address? Look no further than our tackle directory.


Up Close

Dave Harrell and Jon Arthur give their thoughts and views on:

Shimano Speedmaster pole

Daiwa Tournament clothing

Maver Match This seatbox

Dynamite Silver X groundbait

Braham & Murray hemp range


BCUK Competition

Over £1,000 worth of bait up for grabs from Bait Company UK’s active range.


On The Edge

Commercial fishery bagging machine Grant Albutt explains how to catch big weights of carp in relatively shallow water down the margins and up shelves.


Looking Back

We journey back to May 1996 to find out what was going on back then. Have things really changed very much at all over the past 10 years?


Viva Espania!

Yes, you’ve guessed it – we’re in Spain! Gary Plant reports on his first ever match there, where the nearest tackle shop involves a round trip of 260 miles!



North versus South matches, world record attempts and the taking of fish are on Keith’s agenda this issue. And where did your last ‘Grimsby’ fish come from?


Thinking Out Loud

We join Will on a midweek open at Willinghurst Lakes. He’s not very happy with his draw so how will he approach the match?


Star Profile

England international Steve Hemingray, one of the most consistent performers in the country, answers our questions this month.


Silly Stuff!

It’s the feature that every match angler dreads being in! Will YOU be included this month? Be afraid… be very afraid!


End Peg

Jon Arthur’s on a high after his team’s recent semi final victory on the Kennet and Avon Canal. It more than made up for an unusual turn of events elsewhere…




It’s a BIG, BIG issue so don’t miss it!



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