The reigning Maver ‘Match This’ Champion, Andy Power (Preston Thatchers), has qualified for this year’s event following victory at the recent  Stafford Moor qualifier.

After becoming the first ever person to win the £50k prize last year, the Somerset based angler will once again be in with a chance of securing the richest prize in angling after an impressive performance.

The Preston Innovations backed ace booked his place in the final weighing in 109lbs exactly from unfancied peg 16 on Tanner’s Lake, Stafford Moor. Andy is the first angler to book his place in consecutive ‘Match This’ finals and looks to be in fantastic form once again after beating a top class field at the Devon-based venue.

Andy started his match on the pellet waggler before switching to meat in the margins to take the win and become the ninth angler to qualify for the big money final being staged at Maver Larford Lakes on Saturday September 1st.

Places at the remaining qualifiers are few and far between as ticket sales are up 60% on last year with an average of 76 anglers attending each qualifying event. Proof that the event is here to stay and is gaining a large following. If you haven’t booked your ticket yet, please hurry up.  You don’t want to miss out on having a go at winning the mammoth prize of £50k.

Tickets are available on-line now at Alternatively, you can book over the phone on 01527 406 300.

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