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Fish ‘O’ Mania 2014 Peg Stewards Required The Angling Trust is seeking peg stewards for the Fish ‘O’ Mania XXI grand final. The grand final will be held on Saturday 12th July, with an International pairs match on Sunday 13th July at Cudmore Fishery, Newcastle Under Lyme.

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Kevin Dicks secures the first qualifying spot in the Fish ‘O’ Mania grand final 2014 The first Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier for 2014 took place on Saturday 5th April at Bait-tech Viaduct Fishery, Somerset. The weather was overcast, but the sun did shine on the winner Kevin Dicks of Bathhampton.

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Fish 'O' Mania To every match angler the Fish 'O' Mania event is one of the biggest in match fishing. Every year it gives anglers the chance to compete in the 16 qualifiers with the winner from each one invited to take part in the Fish ‘O’ Mania grand final with a chance to win a prize fund of £30,000, and the most coveted title 'Fish 'O' Mania Champion'.

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The Fish 'O' Mania published lists for all drawn qualifier venues for 2014 are NOW AVAILABLE HERE


Tickets have all been dispatched to all successful competitiors.  Please note:  If you have not received  your ticket/s please contact the Angling Trust Competitions department, as from time to time there may be postal problems.



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Please read the ticket returns policy in full on the back of ticket/s.  If you cannot participate in a qualifier you need to return your ticket/s in the three week deadline date stated,
(Fish O Mania Ticket Returns Policy - How to Return Tickets 2014 - click here)


The reserve lists can only be updated when ticket/s are returned to the Angling Trust.  If however, the qualifier lists are not updated it means that no tickets for that particular venue have been returned.

If a ticket has been returned anglers will be contacted in accordance of the reserve list/s against the qualifier venue and asked for a card payment to secure the ticket.


For any enquiries regarding Fish 'O' Mania please contact the Competitions Department on 0115 9061 301/307, or email;


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                     Tom Pickering FOM

  • Fish O Mania XXI 2014 - FAQ's - click here
  • Angling Trust Model Match Rules 2014 - click here
  • Fish O Mania Supplement to the Model Match Rules 2014 - click here



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.


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 to five qualifiers x 150 pegs, and two qualifiers x 180 pegs.


There are rules which must be adhered to.  Angling Trust Model Match Rules, and the supplement to the Model Match rules, and Fishery rules for the qualifiers are also available on the Fishery website links as below.


Fish 'O' Mania XXI Qualifiers 2014 

 Date    Venue/HQ Pegs Fishery website Report
Saturday 5th April 2014 Viaduct Fishery
HQ: Cary Valley, Somerton, Somerset
TA11 6LJ
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Saturday 12th April 2014
Preston Innovation Boldings
HQ: Astley Abbotts, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
WV16 4SS
Click Here
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Wednesday 16th April 2014
Makins Fishery
HQ: Pahse 1, Bazzard Road, Bramcote, Nuneaton,
CV11 6QJ
Click Here
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Saturday 19th April 2014
Hayfield Lakes
HQ: Hayfield Lane, Auckley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, SN9 3NP
Click Here
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Wednesday 23rd April 2014
Gold Valley Lakes
HQ: Gold Lane, Government Road, Aldershot, Hampshire,
GU11 2PT
Click Here
Saturday 26th April 2014
Maver Larford Lakes
HQ: Larford Lane, Nr Astley Cross, Stourport, Worcestershire,
DY13 0SQ
Click Here
Saturday 3rd May 2014
Tunnel Barn Farm
HQ: Shrewley, Warwick,
CV35 7AN
Click Here
Wednesday 7th May 2014
Monk Lakes Fishery
HQ: Staplehurst Road, Marden, Kent,
TN12 9BS
Click Here
Saturday 10th May 2014
The Oaks
HQ: Sessay, Thirsk, North Yorkshire,
Y07 3BG
Click Here
Saturday 17th May 2014
Barford Lakes
HQ: Chapel Street, Barford, Nowich,
Click Here
Saturday 24th May 2014
Colemans Cottage Fishery
HQ: Little Braxted Lane, Witham, Essex,
Click Here
Wednesday 28th May 2014
Hallcroft Fishery
HQ: Hallcroft Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire,
DN22 7RA
Click Here
Saturday 31st May 2014
Partridge Lakes Fishery
HQ: Glaziers Lane, Culcheth, Warrington,
Click Here
Wednesday 11th June 2014
Woodlands View Fishery
HQ: Hay Lane, Hadley, Droitwich, Worcestershire,
Click Here
Saturday 14th June 2014
Woodlands Lakes Fishery
HQ: Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, North Yorkshire,
Click Here
Wednesday 25th June 2014
Garbolino Lindholme Lake Fishery
HQ: Don Farm, West Carr, Epworth, Doncaster,
Click Here


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.”

FOM Peter Plant

The Fish 'O' Mania Grand Final will take place on Saturday 12th July 2014.

The Fish 'O' Mania grand final is in its incredible second decade, Fish’O’ Mania has developed into a genuine English sporting institution. Broadcast for six hours live on Sky Sports in the UK each summer, and known as the ‘FA Cup of Fishing’, Fish ‘O’ Mania is a superb example of how Matchroom Sport can turn a traditionally non-television sport into an established TV spectacular.


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The Fish 'O' Mania final weekend event gains much of its excitement by abandoning the traditional weigh-in at the conclusion of the match, and instead features weigh-ins every 30 minutes which gives the event a changing leader board that makes the action easy to follow.

In addition to the main match there is the Ladies Fish 'O' Mania event on Saturday 12th July 2014 with the top 6 ladies being invited who took part in the Angling Trust Ladies National Championship in 2013.

In addition to the main Fish 'O' Mania event on 12th July there is also an International Pairs match taking place on Sunday 13th July 2014 and the Juniors Fish 'O' Mania event.  The Juniors will be via invitation only from the top 6 who will take part in the Angling Trust Junior National Championship this year.

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