FishOMania – Everything You Need To Know

FishOMania returns to Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster this Saturday, August 29 and ahead of the big day we’ve gathered all the vital information in one place.

Spectators
In line with current government guidance around spectators at sports events, this year’s FishOMania will be staged behind closed doors, with no public access.

Venue
Hayfield Lakes plays host to FishOMania for a 14th time. One of the UK’s premier fisheries, Hayfield boasts three well-stocked lakes. Both FishOMania and FishOMania NXTGEN will be fished on the Island Lake (see ‘Pegs’ below).

Match Times
The ‘All-In’ for FishOMania will be shortly after 11.30am, with the match concluding shortly after 4.30pm.
FishOMania NXTGEN will fish from 11.35am until 3.35pm

Anglers
A total of 24 anglers will peg it up at this year’s FishOMania Grand Final. Qualifying matches took place across England from March to August, with one international qualifying match in Belgium. A full list of qualifiers can be found here: http://www.fishomania.net/event/

NXTGEN
Eight of the UK’s best young anglers have been invited to participate in this year’s FishOMania NXTGEN match. FishOMania NXTGEN has expanded for 2020 with a £2,500 winner’s prize as some of the country’s best up-and-coming fishing stars are showcased on the global TV stage.

Anglers who compete in FishOMania NXTGEN would usually earn the right through their performance at the Angling Trust Junior & Youth National Championship. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic that event has been postponed and, therefore, this year promoters Matchroom Multi Sport have invited eight top young anglers.

A full list of NXTGEN anglers can be found here: http://www.fishomania.net/event/

Peg Draw
The peg draw for FishOMania and FishOMania NXTGEN was completed on Tuesday evening. The peg draw can be found by clicking here.

Pegs
Island Lake FishOMania Peg Numbers:
27, 26, 24, 23, 21, 20, 18, 17, 15, 14, 12, 11 (FishO pegs 1 -12)
42, 43, 45, 46, 48, 49, 51, 52, 54, 55, 57, 58 (FishO pegs 13 – 24)
Peg Map (click to enlarge)

Prize Money
Each of the 24 qualifiers for FishOMania receives a guaranteed £250. The match winner will net a cool £50,000 with the runner-up taking home £10,000. For the first time, a section prize will be introduced. The angler with the highest total weight from the sections which do not produce the winner and runner-up will receive £2,500.
The winner of FishOMania NXTGEN will win £2,500.

TV Coverage
FishOMania 2020 will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Action from 11.30am-5pm on Saturday, August 29 as well as on the below international networks:

DAZN | Germany, Austria, Switzerland, USA, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan, Spain
Fox Australia
Nova | Czech Rep & Slovakia
RTL | Netherlands
Sky New Zealand
Viasat Sports | Scandinavia

In all nations where there is not a TV broadcaster, the event will be available to watch live at Matchroom.Live, where viewers around the world can also find free archive footage of FishOMania.

Follow Online
This website, www.fishomania.net will host live leaderboards for both FishOMania and FishOMania NXTGEN, while FishOMania’s twitter account @FishOMania and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/fishomania) will keep followers up to date with the latest weigh-in news, pictures and clips from the 27th annual FishOMania. Join in the conversation using #FishO

Match format
The match is fished to Angling Trust match rules and additional FishOMania rules. The competitors are weighed in every 30 minutes and at the conclusion of the five-hour match, the angler with the greatest aggregate weight of the ten weigh-ins will be declared the champion.