Lady’s day at Fish‘O Fi­nal!

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A FE­MALE angler will con­test the Fish‘O’Ma­nia Fi­nal for the first time, thanks to a ‘ladies only’ qual­i­fier, in­tro­duced by pro­mot­ers Match­room Multi Sport and the Angling Trust.

A 50-en­try qual­i­fier for fe­males will run along­side a 150-en­try qual­i­fier at Cheshire’s Par­tridge Lakes on Satur­day, April 20.

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,

Fish‘O’Ma­nia 2019 qual­i­fiers there are some in­cred­i­bly tal­ented fe­male an­glers in the UK. This is an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for us to show­case fe­male angling on the big­gest day in the match cal­en­dar, which is fully sup­ported by our broad­cast part­ner Sky Sports, who we will work closely with to con­tin­u­ously build Fish‘O’Ma­nia and the sport of fish­ing.”

The tick­et­ing sys­tem lead­ing to a 22-angler Sky Sports live-tele­vised Fi­nal at Hay­field Lakes, on Satur­day July 13, 2019, with a £50,000 cheque await­ing the win­ner, is oth­er­wise un­changed.

Ticket prices are pegged at £25 per qual­i­fier and will go on sale in two batches via the Angling Trust events book­ing web­site.

The first ap­pli­ca­tion round com­menced last Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 26, and closes a minute be­fore midnight next Tues­day, Novem­ber 6, with a max­i­mum of two tick­ets per ap­pli­cant.

The sec­ond win­dow opens at noon on Tues­day, Novem­ber 13, with no lim­its on the amount of tick­ets book­able. In­di­vid­ual mem­ber­ship of the Angling Trust is re­quired by all ap­pli­cants, who must be aged 16 or over.

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