2019 FISH‘O’MANIA QUALIFIERS ANNOUNCED

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Tickets on sale October 26th with first dedicated female qualifier to take place in April.

Matchroom Multi Sport and the Angling Trust are excited to release the dates for Fish‘O’Mania XXVI qualifiers.

The £50,000 competition returns to Hayfield Lakes on Saturday, July 13 and as always will be broadcast live by Sky Sports. In 2019 there will again be 22 UK qualifying matches and for the first time there will be a qualifying match dedicated to female anglers, which will run alongside the open match at Partridge Lakes on Saturday, April 20.

Fish‘O’Mania XXVI Qualifying Matches:
Wed 13th March – Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, 120 pegs
Sat 16th March – Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, 150 pegs
Sat 23rd March – Woodland View Fishery, Droitwich, 130 pegs
Sat 30th March – Moorlands Farm, Kidderminster, 120 pegs

Sat 6th April – Viaduct Fishery, Somerton, 120 pegs
Sat 13th April – Heronbrook Fisheries, Eccleshall, 150 pegs
Wed 17th April – Lindholme Lakes, Epworth, 150 pegs
Sat 20th April – Partridge Lakes, Warrington, 150 pegs plus 50 peg Women’s Qualifier
Wed 24th April – Gold Valley Lakes, Aldershot, 100 pegs

Sat 4th May – Larford Lakes, Astley, 120 pegs
Sat 11th May – Weston Pools, Oswestry 130 pegs
Wed 15th May – Heronbrook Fisheries, Eccleshall, 150 pegs
Sat 18th May – Decoy Lakes, Peterborough, 150 pegs
Wed 29th May – Makins Fishery, Nuneaton, 150 pegs

Sat 1st June – Tunnel Barn Farm, Shrewley, 150 pegs
Sat 8th June – Monk Lakes, Marden, 120 pegs
Wed 12th June – Partridge Lakes, Warrington, 180 pegs
Sat 15th June – Colemans Cottage, Witham, 120 pegs
Wed 19th June – Lake View Fishery, Melton Mowbray, 100 pegs
Sat 22nd June – The Oaks Lakes, Sessay, 130 pegs
Wed 26th June – Lindholme Lakes, Epworth, 180 pegs

Saturday 13th July – Fish’O’Mania XXVI Final – Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster.

Matchroom Multi Sport COO Emily Frazer said: “As part of our goal to encourage wider participation in angling we have introduced an all-female qualifier for the first time for 2019.

“As we have seen at the Fish‘O’Mania Ladies match there are some incredibly talented female anglers in the UK and this is an exciting opportunity for us to showcase female angling on the biggest day in the match fishing calendar.

“We hope that the dedicated female qualifying match will in turn encourage female entries to all of our qualifying matches while also growing the female presence at the Fish‘O’Mania Grand Final by having a guaranteed female angler for the first time.

“This is a great move for women’s angling across the UK and is fully supported by our broadcast partner Sky Sports, who together we will work closely with to continuously build Fish‘O’Mania and the sport of fishing.”

How to Book Tickets
Tickets for the Fish’O’Mania XXVI qualifiers will again be sold via the Angling Trust Events booking website HERE. Due to the high demand the Angling Trust has introduced a process that ensures all anglers who want to fish in the competition can book at least one ticket per qualifier.

Ticket prices have once more remained the same at £25 per qualifier.

Please note: Anglers must have individual membership of the Angling Trust available on 0343 5077 006 or on our website. Anglers are also reminded they must be 16yrs and above in order to take part in the main event.

Timelines for Tickets

Round One: Friday 26th October – 12:00 noon until Tuesday 6th November 23:59. Anglers will be able to book a maximum of two tickets during this round.
Round Two: Tuesday 13th November – 12:00 noon. There will be no restriction of the number of tickets anglers will be able to book.

Cancellations will be re-listed on the online booking system and sold on a first come first served basis. Any unused qualifying anglers’ tickets will go back on sale the next working day after the qualifier date.

The Angling Trust has a ‘How to Book Fish’O’Mania Tickets’ guide and a short video available at www.anglingtrust.net. The step by step video provides a detailed guide to navigate members through the booking process.

Anglers are advised to go onto to the online booking system prior to tickets going on sale to check their log in details. Forgotten passwords can be changed through the booking site very quickly, however at peak periods there can be delays, so plan ahead to make sure you can book your tickets. Any issues surrounding the online system can call us on 0115 822 4519/ 0115 822 4532.
 

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Timelines for Tickets

Round One: Friday 26th October – 12:00 noon. until Tuesday 6th November 23:59. Anglers will be able to book a maximum of two tickets during this round.

Round Two: Tuesday 13th November 12:00 noon. There will be no restriction of the number of tickets anglers will be able to book.



Seems fair enough and will stop some from block booking
 

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So a separate 50 peg qualifier to guarantee a lady finalist in the main event?

I can see a lot of anglers being unhappy with this one :unsure: given that ladies can fish any of the qualifiers already. Hardly equal opportunity is it?
 

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So a separate 50 peg qualifier to guarantee a lady finalist in the main event?

I can see a lot of anglers being unhappy with this one :unsure: given that ladies can fish any of the qualifiers already. Hardly equal opportunity is it?

Nathan has already poked the hornets nest with a stick on FB.... ??
 

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Effectively it takes away a place for a deserving angler to fish in the Final

There are some very talented female anglers out there who could give a lot of male anglers a run for their money, and on the day in any of the qualifiers they have the chance to do just that.
If they're not good enough however they will not go through.
This method basically could end up putting someone into a peg that is not good enough to compete against the rest if the rest are of a high standard, which invariably they always are (including Nathan ;) )
 

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Total, you can be what ever gender you want to be and change it at will - just declare yourself 'gender fluid'

I wonder, could Match Room deny someone a ticket if they decided to be Tracy instead of Mark for a while?
 

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^^:)
@Dave ......I thought 'Totality' would look good on the entry form. What do you reckon?:p:D
 
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I can’t see how that is not discrimation.
Physical sports like tennis and football, there is a distinct advantage to the generally stronger men. In angling, and bearing in mind these are commercial fisheries so a mammoth cast or any other physical advantage is not needed, then there is s perfectly level playing field.
There is no justification for this whatsoever!
What next? A left handed qualifier?
 

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all this pc nonsense again ... is there a LGBT (or whatever its called) qualifier as well ? if women can enter anyway , then i cant see any point at all in a womens only one
 

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Just been looking into this. I would like to buy tickets for Dad Christmas present. Ok I need to make myself a member of Angling Trust. But if I then buy tickets could I give them to my Dad. Or do I join AT in my Dads name and buy the tickets if I was my Dad? Do the tickets get issued in the buyers name? Can you give the tickets away?
 

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Just been looking into this. I would like to buy tickets for Dad Christmas present. Ok I need to make myself a member of Angling Trust. But if I then buy tickets could I give them to my Dad. Or do I join AT in my Dads name and buy the tickets if I was my Dad? Do the tickets get issued in the buyers name? Can you give the tickets away?

More info here: https://www.anglingtrust.net/core/core_picker/download.asp?id=9885

I would suggest signing up as your Dad, getting him a membership (if he hasn’t got one) buying the tickets as him and printing them off.
 

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Cheers Chris
Looks like he’s getting AT membership and hopefully a qualifying ticket for Christmas.
That seems like the safest way.
 

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Is it not a qualifier for a separate Womens Match? I know they used to have one at Fish'O'. They also had a Junior Match as well
 

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Is it not a qualifier for a separate Womens Match? I know they used to have one at Fish'O'. They also had a Junior Match as well
They will still have the womens Fisho final. This is to guarantee a female angler in the main Fisho final.
 

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I see the Midlands and North West bias is still as strong as ever.

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Lindholme Lakes has been missed off the map above
 
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