WOMEN-ONLY FISH O’ MA­NIA QUAL­I­FIER SHOULD BE BIG­GER

Angling Times (UK) - - NEWS -

I COM­PLETELY un­der­stand Match­room Sport’s de­ci­sion to run a women-only Fish O’Ma­nia qual­i­fier.

What I don’t quite un­der­stand is why it is only 50 pegs. I’m sure it’s that which has caused sev­eral well-known an­glers and key­board war­riors to ob­ject.

I reckon the ladies’ event run along­side the Grand Fi­nal should be can­celled (it may well have been – at the time of writ­ing I hadn’t heard). The top six women from the Ladies Na­tional should be awarded en­try to the women’s qual­i­fier, and it should be a 120-peg­ger.

Any ar­gu­ments af­ter that would be spu­ri­ous, be­cause it’s es­sen­tial to en­cour­age more women into fish­ing. Open­ing a door a lit­tle via a women-only qual­i­fier may do just that.

Will cur­rent ladies Fish O’Ma­nia cham­pion Kayleigh Smith be join­ing the men in next year’s fi­nal?

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