Hughes Up For The Double


Bag'em Matchbaits' Caroline Reed has sent over this news release.

Bag'ems Jamie Hughes reigning 2013 Fishomania winner defends his title in the 2014 Fish 'O' Mania 30k Final as well as the Maver Match This 50K Final

Last weekend saw northwest commercial legend Jamie Hughes, qualify for this years £30,000 Fish ‘O’ Mania Final after winning the qualifier held at Woodlands Lakes, Thirsk.

Drawn on Peg 6 on Skylark Lake, Jamie took 133lb, consisting of 23 carp ranging from 4lb up to double figures.


Jamie said: “I quite fancied my draw on the day. On open water lakes like Skylark I always favor a swim towards the middle of the lake. However, with every peg in, it was going to be a difficult match.

With the hot sun blazing down and calm conditions, I fancied catching shallow. However, rather than attacking my swim to begin with, I decided to simply plop my 8mm pellet in at a full 16m, and try and mug an odd fish to begin with.This worked really well at the start, and I had five fish in no time – it proved there were some infront of me! Had I started blasting pellets-in, I’m certain I’d have put these fish off.

As the session progressed, bites became more difficult to come by, and I had to flick my rig out beyond the pole tip, but still kept the carp coming without feeding. However, with two hours remaining, I suffered a quiet spell. After a long period without a bite, I decided to start pinging some feed pellets over the top. In the final 90 minutes I tempted another good run of fish, all taken just 12-inches deep on an 8mm hard banded pellet.

It’s amazing to be back in the Fish ‘O’ Mania Final once again, as it is very rare you get the chance to defend such a prestigious title. However, I haven’t got a single date free to practice for the match before then unfortunateley!”

Jamie has also qualified for this year’s £50,000 Maver Match This Final, and this is the fourth Fish ‘O’ Mania Final he’s qualified for during his career too – he’s certainly got the knack of big money finals!


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