partypoker Fish ‘O’ Mania will debut a revised format of its International event this year with the launch of the International Masters to run simultaneously alongside the Grand Final during a mammoth day of angling at Cudmore Fisheries on Saturday, July 9.
partypoker Fish ‘O’ Mania International Masters will comprise six anglers representing Holland, Italy, Belgium, Germany and France, with one other nation to be confirmed shortly and will take place on the Arena Lake alongside the partypoker Fish ‘O’ Mania Grand Final.
The prize fund for the International sees the winner receive £3,000 while the second placed angler takes home £1,000.
The revised format for the International event follows in a major shake up to the format of the Grand Final, which for the first time sees 32 anglers take part, offering more opportunities to qualify.
With the field for the final expanded to 32 anglers, the main event starts on Friday, July 8, with the draw for pegs at 8am at the event hotel. The five-hour match then gets underway at 10.30am on two lakes, with 12 pegs located on Moors Canal and 20 pegs on Suez Canal. This is a five-hour match with a single weigh-in at the conclusion and is not open to the general public.
The 32 finalists will be divided into sections of four and the top two weights in each section after the five-hour match will move forward to the 16-man televised section of the final on Saturday 9th July. The draw for the Saturday will take place at Cudmore around 5.00pm.
The second part of the final will commence at around 12.05pm on Saturday, July 9 and there will be the traditional weigh-ins every half an hour with the match concluding at approximately 5.05pm. There is a whopping £50,000 on offer to the champion with the runner-up receiving a tidy £10,000.
As well as the partypoker Fish ‘O’ Mania Grand Final and International Masters taking place on the Arena Lake, Saturday, July 9 will also the Ladies and Juniors competitions on the same day.
partypoker Fish ‘O’ Mania Ladies and Fish ‘O’ Mania Juniors will consist of six anglers competing in each match and will take place on the Suez Canal at Cudmore Fisheries. Each match will last four hours with a single weigh-in at the conclusion. The winners of the Ladies and the Juniors will receive £1,000 each.
partypoker Fish ‘O’ Mania International Masters will commence at midday, concluding at 4pm. The Ladies and Junior matches will each last four hours with the Junior competition starting at 11am and Ladies match beginning at 11:30am.
Tickets for the big day are now available from www.fishomania.net as well as the venue, and Get Hooked on Fishing.