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Further to recent exploratory discussions Frenzee and Marukyu are pleased to announce that from December they will work in co-operation in some key areas - primarily sales and marketing.

Tim Wildermoth, Frenzee Sales and Marketing Manager says

“We are excited to be able to announce this co-operation between ourselves and Marukyu a global partner.

On looking deeper into the possibilities, it became clear that there were so many ways we would improve our range and service to customers.

Combine this with the increased distribution and marketing opportunities and its cost-effective nature, it made allot of sense to work closer together.

From December across most areas of the country customers will find it easier to talk about Marukyu and Frenzee products as our sales people will offer both company ranges, so significantly improving service levels to more customers and creating greater awareness and instore availability for the angler.”

Howard Kaye, Marukyu Europe Ltd. National Sales & Marketing Manager echoed Tim’s statement by saying

“I am delighted to be working alongside Frenzee. Their cutting-edge product range and their ongoing product development marries up perfectly with our extensive and proven range of baits.

The association of two leading brands is exciting both for our companies and the angling consumer in general.”

An exciting partnership in the works!

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Another £320,000 is being made available this summer to the Angling Improvement Fund (AIF) to support angling facilities and access improvements on rivers and at angling venues around the country.

Match Fishing and Pole Fishing magazines are looking for a business manager to develop the commercial income streams of its industry leading brands.

The successful applicant will first and foremost need to be a top class sales person and have a natural flair and strong commercial acumen. You need to be a sales hunter, hungry for the next sale and thrive in a targeted, performance measured culture.

You will be responsible for selling a portfolio of print and digital advertising services including; magazine and digital advertising, mail shot  campaigns, banner advertising, database access and events. 

Your role will predominantly be out on the road facilitating new and existing business.

We need you to have….
• Previous field sales/business development experience 
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
• Good time management & attention to detail - being able adapt and prioritise is essential
• strong personal resilience, negotiation & objection handling skills 
• an outgoing personality, strong self-motivation with a proactive mentality and a will to succeed

We would like you to have….
• Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook) experience 
• Multimedia experience with both print and digital preferred
• Experience in the coarse/match fishing industry (or as an angler) is desirable, but not necessary.

The position will be home based…

• You will receive a competitive base salary with a structured commission structure.
• Company car allowance, laptop and mobile 
• 50 % of broadband costs
• Mileage allowance
• 20 days paid holiday a year

Normal working hours will be Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Please note that the nature of this position means that sometimes you will have early starts and late finishes. There will also be some weekends where we may require you to work to cover for events – roughly 4 weekends a year. Lieu days will be given.

Please send CV with salary expectations to Sean O’Driscoll, Managing Director, David Hall Publishing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bright sunny conditions awaited the 90 anglers who made their way to Monk Lakes in Kent for the latest Fish 'O' Mania qualifier.

With the top three separated by just 8lbs, every fish was critical late on, followed by a very anxious wait for the all important weigh in.

Holding out for top spot and qualifying on the day was Tidbury angler Ross Harold. Ross qualified from the unfancied Lake 1, peg 12, with 134lbs of F1’s and carp. Ross landed some large carp to 14lbs and qualified for the second year in succession.

Taking close runners up spot was Zoltan Lari who travelled down from Ipswich. Zoltan drew on Lake 3 and caught 127lbs 8oz of carp to 10lbs. Zoltan fished long pole and corn across to the rushes and only fed lightly to keep a steady flow of carp coming.

Third on the day was Peter Upperton from Sutton. Peter drew on Lake 1, peg 36, and caught 126lbs 2oz. Peter fished pole and pellet for a predominantly carp based weight.

Fourth spot went to Ross Bibby who landed 122lbs from peg 22 on Lake 1 and completing the top five was James Grainger, who caught 114lbs 14oz.

Thanks to Morgan and his staff for hosting the qualifier.

1st Ross Harold 134lbs

2nd Zoltan Lari 127lbs 8oz

3rd Peter Upperton 126lbs 2oz

4th Ross Bibby 122lbs

5th James Grainger 114lbs 14oz

Our next qualifier is at Lake View on Wednesday, 17th May. As usual there may be some tickets available on the day for Angling Trust members, so please make yourself known to Mick Turner on the morning. 

Tickets are still available for Fish 'O' Mania qualifiers. https://www.anglingtrustevents.net

Bag’em Matchbaits have joined forces with the prolific Larford Lakes.

The deal was verbally sealed just over a week ago and we feel it will be great opportunity for both parties involved.

Caroline Reed Bag 'Em Matchbaits manager signed contracts with Phil Briscoe on Thursday and finalised the deal. Bag 'Em's consultant Ian Giddins also played a big part with initial negotiations with Phil Briscoe at the lakes.

We look forward to working alongside Phil and all the staff at the lakes and also look forward to being fully involved in all festivals, finals and big events that Larford lakes hold.

The latest government statistics show that angling participation has increased over the last 12 months as anglers head out to the banks more often.

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