Saturday 5th September marked the conclusion of the 2015 Maver Mega 'Match This' campaign. A gruelling five month qualification campaign starting on Saturday 4th April at The Glebe / Mallory Park in Leicestershire and finishing at Maver Larford Lakes on Sunday 16th August produced a truly fantastic final with twenty four of the UK's finest match anglers going head-to-head for angling's richest prize.
It was Middy rod Peter Upperton who secured victory on the day, thus placing his name firmly in the sport's history books alongside former Mega 'Match This' Champions Andy Power, Les Thompson, Zac Brown and Chris Cameron. Saturday 5th September 2015 will be a day Pete will never forget after winning UK match angling's richest ever prize, leaving Larford Lakes with a life-changing £65,000 - the largest sum of money ever awarded in a Match This Final and a further £5,000 over and above the prize awarded to Chris Cameron in 2015.
No sooner has the dust began to settle on the 2015 event, we now turn our attention to 2016's event, with January 1st marking the beginning of the next chapter in the Mega 'Match This' story. Twenty four qualifiers spanning seventeen different venues up and down the country begin on Saturday 2nd April in search of the twenty four 2016 Mega 'Match This' Grand Finalists.
The 2016 Maver Mega 'Match This' campaign brings with it the introduction of a brand new venue in Lakeview Fisheries, Leicestershire, as well as repeat qualifiers at the most popular 2015 venues including, Maver Larford Lakes, Mallory Park / The Glebe, Partridge Lakes and Heronbrook Fisheries. We are also proud to confirm a very welcome return to Decoy Lakes, Peterborough as part of the 2016 qualifier campaign.
Event manager, Ben Hughes commented: “The 2015 Mega Match This qualifier campaign was the most successful to date recording the largest number of tickets sold since the event was first staged in 2011, with an increase of just over 8 per cent on the previous year. It’s encouraging to see how the Mega Match This event continues to gather more and more momentum as times goes on”.
For the very first time, the 2016 Mega 'Match This' qualifier campaign marks the introduction of mid-week qualifiers taking place on Wednesdays. Mid-week qualifiers are scheduled to be held at Decoy Lakes on Wednesday 8th June and 10th August as well as Mallory Park / The Glebe on Wednesday 27th July.
“The event has grown year on year and we’re expecting demand for tickets to be high again in 2016 – especially with the inclusion of mid-week qualifiers as well now. Next year’s qualifier campaign also sees more repeat qualifiers at those venues that have proven popular in previous years”.
Expect demand for tickets to be high!
TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY 1ST JANUARY 2016.
2016 Qualifier Dates:
Saturday 2nd April Mallory Park / The Glebe
Saturday 9th April Woodland View
Saturday 23rd April Heronbrook Fisheries
Sunday 1st May Lindholme Lakes
Saturday 7th May Westwood Lakes
Saturday 14th May Larford Lakes
Saturday 21st May Partridge Lakes
Saturday 28th May Gold Valley Lakes
Sunday 29th May Mallory Park / The Glebe
Wed 8th June Decoy Lakes
Saturday 11th June Lakeview Fisheries
Sunday 12th June Larford Lakes
Saturday 18th June Viaduct Fishery
Saturday 25th June Hayfield Lakes
Saturday 9th July Monk Lakes
Saturday 16th July Partridge Lakes
Sunday 17th July Larford Lakes
Saturday 23rd July Coleman's Cottage
Wednesday 27th July Mallory Park / The Glebe
Saturday 30th July Heronbrook Fisheries
Saturday 6th August Hallcroft Fisheries
Sunday 7th August Barston Lakes
Wed 10th August Decoy Lakes
Saturday 13th August Tunnel Barn Farm