Saturday 3rd September 2016 marks the sixth annual Maver Mega Match This Grand Final event.
Twenty four of the country's top anglers will go head to head for UK match angling's richest prize at Maver Hayfield Lakes. After a gruelling five month qualifier campaign, all eyes now look upon the prolific Island lake, which will soon grant this year's winner a minimum £50,000!!!
The Mega Match This Grand Final is the pinnacle of UK match angling and is a true exhibition of the sport at its finest. Maver Hayfield is the perfect arena for such an event offering superb on-site facilities for both competitors and spectators alike.
The on-site restaurant will serve food and drink throughout the day including a Match This publicly organised BBQ and hog roast. Additional food and drink will be available via event caterer Farrier's Fayre including hot and cold drinks and fast food.
Besides this year's Grand Final, there will be a whole host of activities on the day including free angling demonstrations and tuition from Maver sponsored anglers including David Watson, Sarah Taylor and England U23 gold medallist, Bradley Gibbons.
Maver (UK) will also be showcasing all of the latest tackle releases and innovations within a purpose built tackle marquee with the option to purchase tackle on site via Har'rods Luxury Bait and Tackle. Come along and sample the latest seat boxes, rods, poles and luggage from the UK's number one match brand.
Well renowned book maker Gary Wiltshire will also be in attendance on the day providing a fully licensed betting facility giving you the opportunity to make a little money yourself!
Finally, once events on the day have concluded there will be an Official Mega Match This after party hosted by the Hayfield Lodge which is open to all with free party food as well as drink and music.
Come along to Maver Hayfield Lakes and witness angling history being made once again on Saturday 3rd September. Gates open to members of the public at 9:30am with the Grand Final itself taking place between 12 noon and 5pm. We look forward to welcoming you to Maver Hayfield Lakes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I buy tickets?
In order to buy tickets for the event, you will first need to register an account. Simply click the 'Login / Registration' link once ticket sales go live and follow the on screen instructions. Please note, if you registered for a "Match This" ticket during the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015 campaigns, you can login to purchase a 2016 ticket using the same e-mail address and password. You do NOT have to register again.
Having trouble logging in to your account?
If you cannot remember the password you created during the registration process, you can request a replacement password be sent to the E-mail address provided at time of registration. Please note the replacement password may arrive in your spam/junk E-mail depending on your E-mail account filter settings. If you experience any further difficulties, then please contact Maver (UK) Ltd on 01527 406 300.
Can I purchase tickets using my smart phone?
NO. We recommend tickets are purchased via a desktop or laptop computer to ensure the best compatability with the site.
How much does it cost?
Match This will cost £50 per qualifier to enter with anglers being able to enter as many qualifiers as they wish.
What is the format?
There are 24 qualifying events throughout the country, held at the most professional and popular fisheries. The winner of each 120 peg qualifying event will progress through to the Grand Final. The Grand Final event will take place on Saturday 3rd September 2016.
What if the qualifiers don't sell out?
If the qualifiers don't sell out, then Maver (UK) still guarantee a sum of £50,000 for the winner.
Do I need to join a club to be able to purchase tickets?
Absolutely not. There are no loyalty clubs or favouritism with Match This. All tickets are sold on a first come first served basis.
What's the latest I can book a ticket for a qualifying event?
Tickets can be purchased up until one week before the date of the qualifying event if you are paying by cheque. If you are paying for tickets via a debit / credit card, you can pay up until the 12 noon on the Friday before the match with the exception of mid-week qualifiers, which will see ticket sales close as of 12 noon on the Monday before the match. Tickets cannot be purchased after such time. Please also note that tickets cannot be purchased on the day. If you have not booked your ticket(s) in advance, you will not be able to fish on the day.
What date will the final be held on?
The Grand Final will be held at Maver Hayfield Lakes on Saturday 3rd September, 2016.
It's all about drawing an end peg in the final?
End pegs have notoriously dominated finals in prestigious events such as this. However, the Mega Match This final will feature four end peg blockers, who will fish a mini match between themselves, in order to remove the all important advantage of an end peg.
Bought a ticket but can no longer fish or have previously qualified?
All tickets are fully transferable. You are free to sell on tickets to friends who wish to take part in the event.
Will the final be televised?
The Mega Match This Grand Final has traditionally enjoyed a one-hour-long reportage courtesy of Sky Sports. However, the 2016 Match This Grand Final will be shown on BT Sport approximately two weeks after the event at Maver Hayfield Lakes.
How much do Maver make from this?
The very simple answer is absolutely nothing. 100% pools entry will be paid out in the way of prizes on the day of the grand final. Maver are proud to be organising an event such as this. It is vital that we take our sport to the next level, where it deserves to be. Obviously organising an event such as this incurs many costs, with pegs fees alone amounting to almost £20,000. But rest assured, if all 24 qualifiers sell out, then the winner WILL walk away with a life changing sum of money.
You've got to be in it to win it.
There is nothing else to say other than THE VERY BEST OF LUCK.