SKY SPORTS TV are to follow up their exciting coverage of the big money Fish’O’Mania XX finals by recording coverage of the Match This finals.
The event, which attracts the cream of UK match anglers and has a jackpot prize of £50,000 was covered by the Tight Lines team last year.
This year is will have its own one hour long show broadcasting the highlights of the finals in the autumn.
The programme will be presented by Rob Hughes, who also presents the BCAC and UK Champs events and appears as a reporter at Fish’O’Mania for Sky.
Rob said ‘It’s great to see that Sky are supporting angling as they have for a number of years. These events showcase our sport at the highest level and what better place to see them than Sky Sports.’
Event organizer Phil Briscoe added: We’ve worked hard with the Match This concept which has become a major event in the angling calendar and we’re really pleased to see that Sky are covering it. It’s a big prize that all anglers want to win, and the fact that it will now be on television adds a further dimension for both competitors and spectators alike.’
The event takes place on the match lake at Maver Larford lakes on the 31st August. Competing are some of the top names in the UK competition world including FishOMania XX winner Jamie Hughes, former Match This Champion Andy Power, and England and Preston Innovations star Tommy Pickering.
This year’s final will once again see 24 of angling’s best from up and down the country compete for the sport’s richest ever prize.
There will also be an equally prestigious team championship event taking place on Sunday 1st September, which will see National representation from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland as well as International representation for the very first time from team Poland.
The Mega Match This weekend will pay out a total of £64,000 across both finals.
Members of the public are actively encouraged to come and view both events with food and drinks available on-site and activities for all the family. Toilets are also provided over the course of the weekend.
Spectators will also have the opportunity to view Maver fishing tackle within a purpose-built 12m x 18m marquee housing all of the latest Product Innovations, sponsors of Angler’s Mail’s improved Matchman of the Year series, covered each week in the magazine. There will also be a number of high profile anglers on site offering tips.
Entry into Larford Lakes is completely free of charge on both Saturday and Sunday with a small car park charge of just £3 per car for the use of a safe and secure hard-standing car park.
Gates open for spectators from 09:30am onwards on both days. Saturday’s Grand Final commences at 12 noon and ends at 5pm. The final presentation will take place at approximately 6pm.
Sunday’s Team Championship final will fish from 12 noon until 5 pm with gates opening to the public from 9.30am.
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