Get Fishing is the Angling Trust’s campaign to get more people fishing more often. Get into fishing at hundreds of events for all ages and abilities. They are funded by the Environment Agency from fishing licence income
The hottest tickets in angling go on sale on Friday February 3 as the FishOMania competition – with a whopping £50,000 up for grabs to the winner – launches for 2023.
This year will see tickets sold in TWO stages to allow anglers the best chance to grab a slice of the action in the longest running big-money event in British match fishing.
And today we can also reveal the locations of the 20 qualifiers which lead to the final – win one of them and you’ll be starring in front of the Sky TV cameras at the amazing Westwood Lakes on Saturday July 22, 2023.
The final will also see a familiar face back on the bank as organisers Matchroom Sport extend an invite to reigning champ Kristian Jones who’ll be returning to defend his title following an incredibly close victory in 2022.
He’ll be joined by the winner of the 2023 Angling Trust Ladies National – due to take place on July 8 at Rookery Waters – and the angler with the highest weight from the Cadet, Junior & Youth National Championships which will be fished on July 1 at Tunnel Barn Farm. Two international anglers will also qualify for the final.
And we want you to be there too…
HOW THE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD
The tickets will be offered in two stages via the Angling Trust website www.anglingtrust.net and you’ll need your membership number and password handy to be able to log in and buy.
STAGE 1 – Friday February 3 at 12 noon – tickets will go on sale on a one-angler, one-ticket basis allowing as many match anglers as possible to obtain a place on one of their favourite fisheries’ qualifiers. Stage 1 ticketing will end at midnight on Sunday February 5.
STAGE 2 – Monday February 6 at 12 noon – tickets will go on general sale and anglers will be able to purchase as many qualifier tickets as they wish until the event sells out.
FISHOMANIA 2023 QUALIFIERS REVEALED
This year will see the nation’s biggest and best fisheries stage qualifying matches, with a new venue joining the rota and the return of an old favourite too. Here are the dates and venues for 2023…
QUALIFIER 1 – Saturday March 25 – Tunnel Barn Farm – 120 pegs