EVERYTHING You Need To Know About Fish ‘O’ Mania 2013…

Saturday 13th July sees the incredible 20th running of Fish 'O' Mania, as 16 qualifying anglers go all out for the £30,000 top prize in front of a huge audience on Sky Sports as well as thousands more at the venue.

Favourite for the title, which takes place at Cudmore Fisheries near Stoke, must surely be two-time Fish 'O champion Nathan Watson, who last won the Champion of Champions match in 2010 to cement his place in the event’s history.

Neil McKinnon is another former winner competing and he will be looking to emulate Matt Hall as the only ever two-time winner of the main match. 2010 was McKinnon’s year and he overhauled a 6 kilo deficit in the final 30 minutes to pip former England legend Tom Pickering at the post. Coincidentally, Pickering has qualified for his second ever Fish 'O' Mania final and will be looking for revenge.

Also in the field is England man Darren Cox, who is making his fourth appearance having finished 6th, 4th and 2nd in his other attempts. There are plenty of other anglers in with a shout for what is fishing’s most sought after title.

On the Sunday, the attention turns to the Internationals as pairs from eight different countries do battle for a £10,000 top prize. Will Raison and Alan Scotthorne both have a 100% track record here, having been members of England’s victorious four man team in 2011 and ’12 when it was a home international match.

As well as England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, teams from France, Holland, Hungary and Germany are making the trip to have a shot at the top prize and £5,000 runners-up cheque.

Now firmly established in the British summertime sporting calendar, Fish 'O' Mania represents a fun day out for all the family with tackle stands, hot food and a beer tent as well as two fantastic angling matches.

As well as the two big tv spectaculars at the Cudmore weekend, there’s also the chance to try the latest tackle and get amazing deals. This is the chance to save £££s!

On Saturday, man on the mic, Roger Surgay, will be auctioning his latest super deals and he’s bringing two lorry loads of clearance stock to the event. Coarse, carp and specimen gear will all be at rock bottom prices with up to 80 per cent off RRPs.

And on the Vale Royal stand, World Champion Sean Ashby will be joined by England star Darren Cox and the Garbolino squad to show the latest tackle in action. Touch it, test it, buy it! There’s gear from all the big names including Fox, Maver, Korda. It can’t be missed.

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Fish 'O' Mania XX - Event Information

Date
Saturday 13th July 2013

Venue
Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Format (Main match)
There are 16 competitors, who have qualified from regional qualifiers, fishing a five hour match to determine the 20th annual Fish 'O' Mania Champion. The match is fished to Angling Trust match rules with some local rules applying including no floating baits to be fed, barbless hooks must be used and no use of floating pole.

The competitors are weighed in every 30 minutes and at the conclusion of the five hour match, the angler with the greatest aggregate weight of the ten weigh-ins, will be declared the champion.   

Format (Ladies)
There are six competitors, who have qualified by being the top six finishers at the Ladies National. The match lasts for four hours with weigh-ins every hour. The angler with the greatest aggregate weight of the four weigh-ins, is declared the champion
 
Website
www.fishomania.net

Television
Sky Sports broadcast over five hours live to subscribers in UK and Ireland. In addition, Matchroom Sport produces a two hour highlight show of each of the events for subsequent syndication.

Prize Fund
Champion - £30,000
Ladies Champion - £1,000
Biggest Fish Caught - £1,000
(Both Fish 'O' Mania competitors and Ladies are eligible for biggest fish prize)
Finalists Expenses -     Main match - £500, Ladies - £100

Fish 'O' Mania XX – Qualifying Anglers

Fish 'O' Mania qualifiers take place across England from April to June. There are 16 heats in total with 130 anglers competing in 15 of them and the final heat comprising 300 pegs. That makes a total entry of 2,250 anglers.

Sat 6th April            Viaduct Fishery 
Andy Power (Wells), 179lbs 14oz

Sat 13th April            Boldings
Darren Cox (Ettington), 82lbs 7oz

Weds 17th April        Makins Fishery
Craig Jones (Doncaster), 99lbs 8oz

Sat 20th April            Colemans Cottage Fishery
Les Thompson (Kingswinford), 167lbs 0oz

Weds 24th April        Gold Valley Lakes
Gavin Mills (Datchet), 144lbs 6oz

Sat 27th April            Tunnel Barn Farm
Neil McKinnon (Gloucester), 121lbs 1oz

Sat 4th May            Larford Lakes
Gary Hick (Oswestry), 136lbs 3oz

Weds 8th May            Monk Lakes Fishery
Perry Stone (Chertsey), 207lbs 14oz

Sat 11th May            The Oaks
James Dent (Yarm), 37.500kg

Sat 18th May            Barford Lakes
Andrew Leathers (St Neotts), 154lbs 15oz

Sat 25th May            Aston Park Lakes
Dale Shepherd (Havercroft), 67lbs 0oz

Weds 29th May        Messingham Sands Fishery
Tom Pickering (Doncaster), 144 lbs 10oz

Sat 1st June            Partridge Lakes Fishery
Jamie Hughes (Higher Bebington), 148lbs 14 oz

Weds 5th June            Woodlands View Fishery
Nathan Watson (Louth), 152lbs 3oz

Sat 15th June            Woodlands Lakes Fishery
Lee Barrett (Horbury), 123lb 7oz

Weds 26th June        Lindholme Lakes Fishery
Nick Speed (Sheffield), 116lbs 1oz

   

Fish 'O' Mania XX Ladies – Qualifying Anglers
1.Helen Dagnall (Warrington)

2.Julie Abbott (Newark)

3.Sophie Hill (Maidstone)

4.Wendy Locker (Hoole, Chester)

5.Emma Pickering (Balby, Doncaster).

6.Samantha Sim (Upper Beeding, Steyning).


Fish 'O' Mania XX – Schedule, Saturday 13th July

10.00am - All competitors allowed access to pegs.

12.00am - Sky Sports live broadcast begins

12.00pm - Ladies Fish 'O' Mania match commences

Hourly weigh-ins as follows: 1.00pm, 2.00pm & 3.00pm

12.05pm - Fish 'O' Mania XIX commences

Half hourly weigh-ins as follows: 12.35pm, 1.05 pm, 1.35 pm, 2.05 pm, 2.35 pm, 3.05 pm, 3.35 pm, 4.05 pm, 4.35 pm.

4.00pm - Ladies Fish 'O' Mania match concludes followed by the final weigh-in. NB: All out, no playing time after whistle

5.05pm - Fish 'O' Mania XIX ends Final weigh-in. NB: All out, no playing time after whistle
 
5.15pm - Presentation

5.30pm - Sky Sports broadcast concludes

Fish 'O' Mania – Previous Champions

Year        Winner                Winning Weight    Venue

2012        Warren Martin            30.67 kg        Cudmore Fisheries, Stoke

2011        Shane Atkin                20.53 kg        Cudmore Fisheries, Stoke

2010        Neil McKinnon                27.98 kg        Cudmore Fisheries, Stoke

2009        Matt Hall (Awsworth)            34.77 kg        Cudmore Fisheries, Stoke

2008        Mick Bull (Warwick)            29.64 kg        Cudmore Fisheries, Stoke

2007        Clive Wright (Wolverhampton)    51.92 kg        Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster

2006        Neil Machin (Stoke)            98.69 kg        Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster

2005        Marc Jones (Wakefield)        17.55 kg        Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster

2004        Rob Hitchens (Rotherham)        25.07 kg        Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster

2003        Matt Hall (Awsworth)            22.00 kg        Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster

2002         Nathan Watson (Louth)        39.60 kg        Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster

2001        Steve Jackson (Bridgwater)        37.61 kg        Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster

2000        Geoff Ringer (Ravensthorpe)        19.70 kg        Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster

1999        Steve Cooke    (Retford)        31.610 kg        Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster

1998        Steve Ringer (Ravensthorpe)        32.54 kg        Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster

1997        Kevin Rowles    (Devizes)        17.59 kg        Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster

1996        Dave Pimlott    (Manchester)        6.60 kg            Hallcroft Fisheries, Retford

1995        Andy Jennings (Wakefield)        19.56 kg        Hallcroft Fisheries, Retford

1994        Ian Turner (Worksop)            13.15 kg        Mallory Park, Leics

Fish 'O' Mania Ladies – Previous Champions

2012 – Samantha Sim (27.970 kg)

2011 – Samantha Sim (12.050 kg)

2010 – Ann Yates (37.000 kg)

2009 – Sandra Scotthorne (26.200 kg)

2008 – Emma Pickering (24.510 kg)

2007 – Samantha Sim (21.080 kg)

2006 – Claire Dagnall (32.450 kg)

2005 – Julie Abbott (12.550 kg)

2004 – Diane Semley (5.550 kg)

2003 – Helen Dagnall (6.000 kg)

2002 – Claire Dagnall (11.410 kg)

2001 – Sandra Scotthorne (20.680 kg)

2000 – Sandra Scotthorne (10.760 kg)

1999 – Helen Dagnall (23.150 kg)

Fish 'O' Mania International Challenge- Event Information

Date
Sunday 14th July 2013

Venue
Cudmore Fisheries, Whitmore, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Format
Eight two-man teams representing England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Holland plus three other European nations compete in a five hour match. The match will comprise an initial draw whereby the 16 pegs will be paired (i.e. 1 & 9, 2 & 10, 3 & 11 etc) and each team will draw a pair of pegs. There will be half-hourly weigh-ins and the winning team will be the one that records the largest combined aggregate weight at the close of the match.

Format (Juniors)
There are six competitors, who have qualified by being the top six finishers at the Junior National. The match lasts for four hours with weigh-ins every hour. The angler with the greatest aggregate weight of the four weigh-ins, is declared the champion
 
Website
www.fishomania.net

Television
Sky Sports broadcast over five hours live to subscribers in UK and Ireland. In addition, Matchroom Sport produces 1 x two hour shows of each of the events for subsequent syndication.

Prize Fund
Winning Team - £10,000
Runners-up - £5,000
Junior Champion - £1,000
Biggest Fish Caught - £1,000
(Both Home Internationals and Juniors are eligible for biggest fish prize)

Fish 'O' Mania Home International – The Teams
England – Will Raison and Alan Scotthorne (Manager: Mark Addy)

Ireland – Vincent Walsh and Nick Howell (Manager: Mark Theedom)

Scotland – Jamie Masson and David Corcoran (Manager: Gus Brindle)

Wales – Darren Frost and Lee Edwards (Manager: Andy Johnstone)

Holland – Arjen Klop and Jurgen Spierings (Managers: Jan van Schendel/Jack Valkenburg)

France – Didier Delannoy and Baptiste Courtellemont (Manager: Neil Machin)

Germany – Thomas Enghert & Mario Nebauer (Manager: Kieron Rich)

Hungary –Robert Erdelyi and Zoltan Farago (Manager: Robert Farago)

Fish 'O' Mania Juniors – Qualifying Anglers
Sam Posser - Mitcheldean, Glos.

Alex Dockerty - Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster. 

Cameron Cross - Sutton in Ashfield, Notts

Sam Collett - Leicester.

Daniel Blackwell - Haslemere, Bucks.

Kristian Jones - Ellesmere Port. 


Fish 'O' Mania Home International – Schedule

10.00am - All competitors allowed access to pegs.

12.00am - Sky Sports live broadcast begins

12.00pm - Junior Fish 'O' Mania match commences

Hourly weigh-ins as follows: 1.00pm, 2.00pm & 3.00pm

12.05pm - Fish 'O' Mania International Challenge commences

Half hourly weigh-ins as follows: 12.35pm, 1.05 pm, 1.35 pm, 2.05 pm, 2.35 pm, 3.05 pm, 3.35 pm, 4.05 pm, 4.35 pm.

4.00pm - Junior Fish 'O' Mania match concludes followed by the final weigh-in. NB: All out, no playing time after whistle

5.05pm - Fish 'O' Mania International Challenge ends. Final weigh-in. NB: All out, no playing time after whistle
 
5.15pm - Presentation

5.30pm - Sky Sports broadcast concludes


Fish 'O' Mania Juniors – Previous Champions

2012 - Joe Kent (14.500 kg)
  
2011 – Sam Hughes (23.820 kg)

2010 – Joe Kent (4.960 kg)

2009 – Jack Swindells (8.750 kg)

2008 – Josh Wilde (9.110 kg)

2007 – Adam Jukes (17.250 kg)

2006 – Matthew Gibbs (18.290 kg)

2005 – Richard Hines (11.910 kg)

2004 – Richard Hines (6.250 kg)

2003 – Daniel Elliot (7.800 kg)

2002 – Chris Tait (18.860 kg)

2001 – Steven Forster (14.900 kg)

2000 – Craig Locke (13.330 kg)

1999 – Karl Ruditis (6.860 kg)

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