Angling Times (UK) - - ULTIMATE GUIDE TO 2019 -

TOP-drawer fish­ing events such as Riverfest, Fish O’Ma­nia and Maver Mega Match This are the ul­ti­mate prize for many top flight match an­glers. Life-chang­ing sums of money can be won on both river and still­wa­ter venues.

Although these events at­tract lots of big-name an­glers, that doesn’t mean that you don’t stand a chance of a pay­out if you en­ter. This was proved in 2018 when Pete Black walked home with £50,000 for win­ning the Fish O’Ma­nia ti­tle at the ten­der age of 21.

Check out pages 48 to 51 in this week’s is­sue to view a list of all the top, big-money com­pe­ti­tions tak­ing place… there’s more than £275,000 in prizes on of­fer!

Qual­i­fy­ing for one of the fi­nals is ar­guably the hard­est part of the process, and there are a few things you can do to give your­self an edge. Be­come a venue ex­pert: Choose a venue where a qual­i­fier will be held and get to know it in­side out. Learn­ing the moods of a fish­ery and know­ing when to make changes will give you an edge over your com­peti­tors. Use a ‘shot­gun’ ap­proach: Al­ter­na­tively, en­ter as many qual­i­fiers as pos­si­ble and hope to draw an ab­so­lute flyer of a peg! All you then have to do is make the most of your good for­tune… Mas­ter a tac­tic: Many fish­eries will have a tac­tic that is hard to beat at cer­tain times of year, such as fish­ing shal­low or in the mar­gins. Be­come bet­ter at the tech­nique than your op­po­nents and you’ll be hard to beat. Get a ‘bait edge’: Is there a se­cret bait colour or flavour that the fish can’t re­sist at your lo­cal venue? Learn­ing lit­tle de­tails such as this in ad­vance could add vi­tal pounds to your net come the qual­i­fier.

Fish O’ win­ner Pete Black and £50,000 spoils.

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