Fish’O’Mania – Everything You Need To Know

Fish‘O’Mania returns to Hayfield Lakes, Doncaster this Saturday, July 13 and ahead of the big day we’ve gathered all the vital information in one place.

Hayfield Lakes plays host to Fish‘O’Mania for a 13th time. One of the UK’s premier fisheries, Hayfield boasts three well-stocked lakes. The Fish‘O’Mania Grand Final, Fish‘O’Mania Juniors and Fish‘O’Mania Ladies will all be fished on the Island Lake (see ‘Pegs’ below). See below ‘Car Parking’ for directions to Hayfield Lakes.

Match Times
Gates will open at 10am and the ‘All-In’ for Fish‘O’Mania will be shortly after 11.30am, with the match concluding shortly after 4.30pm.
Fish’O’Mania Juniors will fish from 11.05am until 3.35pm
Fish’O’Mania Ladies will run from 11:05am until 4:05pm

Not got your FREE tickets for this year’s Fish‘O’Mania yet? You can still receive tickets by email to print at home or show on your mobile device. Simply fill in the form on this page to register for your tickets:

Trade stands
A wide variety of trade stands will be exhibiting at this year’s Fish‘O’Mania. There will also be tackle demos from a number of companies and fair ground rides for children to enjoy. A full list of trade stands and exhibitors can be found here:

A total of 24 anglers will peg it up at this year’s Fish‘O’Mania Grand Final. Qualifying matches took place across England from March to June with two international qualifiers; one at Snakelake de Berenkuil, Netherlands and another in Germany. A full list of qualifiers can be found here:

The top six from the Angling Trust Ladies National Championship will once again compete in Fish‘O’Mania Ladies. In additional to the Grand Final – qualifiers for which are open to both male and female competitors – the Ladies match will take place for the 22nd time this summer with anglers fishing for the £1,000 top prize.

The six section winners from the Angling Trust Youth National Championship qualify for the Fish‘O’Mania Junior match, with £1,000 up for grabs for the winner.

The peg draw for this year’s Fish‘O’Mania will take place at 5pm on Friday, July 12 and will be streamed live at
Anglers will draw one of the following Island Lake pegs, renumbered as 1-24 for the purposes of Fish‘O’Mania.
Island Lake Fish‘O’Mania 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 Fish‘O’Mania receives a guaranteed £500. The match winner will net a cool £50,000 with the runner-up taking home £10,000. The Fish‘O’Mania Ladies and Fish‘O’Mania Junior match winners will each collect £1,000.

TV Coverage
The Fish’O’Mania Grand Final will air live on Sky Sports Action from 11:30am until 5pm on Saturday, July 13. The event will also be broadcast internationally on the following networks:
Fox Australia
Sky New Zealand
DAZN Canada
DAZN Germany, Austria & Switzerland
DAZN Japan
DAZN Brazil
DAZN Spain
DAZN Italy
Viasat (Scandanavia & The Baltic States)
Kwese (South Africa & Sub Saharan Africa)
TV Play (Latvia)

Follow Online
This website, will host a live leaderboard throughout the Grand Final, while Fish‘O’Mania’s twitter account @FishOMania and Facebook page ( will keep followers up to date with the latest weigh-in news, pictures and clips from the 26th annual Fish‘O’Mania.

Match format
The match is fished to Angling Trust match rules and additional Fish‘O’Mania 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.

Car parking and coaches
On site car parking is available priced £5 per car. Coach parking is by arrangement by calling 01302 864 555. Gates will open at 10am.

From the M1 motorway take the M18 exit at junction 32 towards Hull/Doncaster. Continue on to the M18 motorway. At junction 3, take the A6182 exit towards Doncaster. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Great Yorkshire Way (A6182). At the next roundabout, take the first exit and stay on the Great Yorkshire Way (A6182). Continue along the Great Yorkshire Way / A6182 until you see signs for Bawtry Road (A638). Turn left at the traffic lights onto Hurst Lane. Continue on Hurst Lane, then at the second set of lights, turn left into Hayfield Lane. Carry on Hayfield Lane. Hayfield Lakes will be on your right-hand side.
Sat Nav
Address: Hayfield Lane, Doncaster, DN9 3NP