ENTER A BIG-MONEY EVENT
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.