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