Too many big-money matches these days?

Angling Times (UK) - - YOUR FISHING WEEK -

THE match fish­ing fra­ter­nity will no doubt be get­ting ex­cited at the thought of an­other big­money tour­na­ment fol­low­ing the an­nounce­ment of the Golden Reel event, but surely the match fish­ing cal­en­dar is now at break­ing point?

Not a week goes by when a big­money com­pe­ti­tion isn’t be­ing run. There’s Fish O’Ma­nia, Maver Match This and RiverFest, to name but three, and now we have an­other event to ri­val them.

Al­though this may be good for those who en­joy com­pet­ing at the top level, it will no doubt drive down open match at­ten­dances even fur­ther as peo­ple go chas­ing the big-money prizes.

Match an­gling for fat brown en­velopes is good for the sport, but I think the Golden Reel needs to be the last ad­di­tion to the cal­en­dar. Aaron Burn­ham, email

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