For the first time, it will be 25 anglers who will compete in the 2023 FishOMania Grand Final. The match is fished to Angling Trust match rules with some local rules applying including no floating baits to be fed, barbless hooks must be used and no use of floating pole.
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.
The 25th spot at FishOMania will be taken up by the individual winner of the 2022 Angling Trust Junior/Youth National, based on highest overall weight. They will be joined by 22 qualifiers, Bignell and the Women’s National champion making this the biggest ever field in FishOMania history.
* Section Winner prize money is only paid to sections which do not produce the winner and runner-up