Fish ‘O’ Mania is now well into its incredible second decade and was once again broadcast for six hours in the UK in July 2016. Known as the ‘FA Cup of Fishing’, the competition involves 16 anglers who have qualified through heats across England, fishing off for the £50,000 first prize.
The event gains much of its excitement by abandoning the traditional weigh-in at the conclusion of the match, and instead features weigh-ins every 30 minutes which gives the event a changing leader board that makes the action easy to follow.
Following on from the success of the Home International in 2011 and ’12, the unique Fish ‘O’ Mania International Challenge has been expanded to include teams from continental Europe. Fished over five hours, and featuring two-man teams, the International Challenge is a tactical masterclass in the art of match fishing.