New-look Fish O’Ma­nia gives the av­er­age match an­gler a shot at glory

Angling Times (UK) - - TACKLE NEWS -

I’M so glad that Fish O’Ma­nia has aban­doned the semi-fi­nal for­mat, and I re­ally do think that 2017 will be a fan­tas­tic com­pe­ti­tion.

The big buzz of the tour­na­ment was the fact that a fairly medi­ocre an­gler could draw an ab­so­lute flyer, fish the match of their life and get through to the fi­nal where they had a shot at mega money while hav­ing the whole thing aired on TV.

The semi-fi­nal meant those an­glers had another hur­dle to jump, and in re­al­ity the big names were al­ways go­ing to make the fi­nal 16 due to their abil­ity to han­dle the pres­sure and demon­strate their su­pe­rior skills.

I think there will be moans and groans about cram­ming 28 an­glers on Arena Pool for the fi­nal but oth­er­wise I think the changes will go down well. Andrew Cromp­ton, Rochester

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