This year, the NEW FORMAT Match Academy consists of three regional qualifiers, in the North, Midlands and South. Each qualifier is limited to 30 anglers, with eight anglers from each qualifier making it to a GRAND FINAL taking place at Makins Fishery on Saturday, the 19th September. Here, the Match Academy 2020 Champion will be crowned, winning a one-year £1000 sponsorship from Tackle Guru, and a Guru Rive Team Seatbox! Not without mentioning all the support and promotion from our media team and professional consultants! Every competitor will receive a goody bucket full of gear from Guru and Daiwa UK, plus a bait pack from Mainline Match. Better still, there's overall prizes from all three companies, plus some Rive goodies too.

On each of the qualifiers, students will be provided with breakfast at the morning intro, before a three-hour intense coaching session with our Guru consultants, offering advice and tactics during this practice period. After a lunch break, the young guns will be left alone to compete in a three-hour match, where our Gurus will be on hand to help and advise, but not too heavily, leaving the anglers to put into practice what they learned in the morning session. With the likes of Steve Ringer, Adam Rooney, Pemb Wrighting, Paul Holland, Matt Godfrey, Frankie Gianoncelli Ben Hagg, Andy Pell, Mikey Williams, Will Reynolds, Connor Barlow, Pete Upperton, Mark Taylor, Barry mason and more on hand, it’s an opportunity not to be missed!

Prizes galore!

Learn from some of the very best!

The eight qualifying anglers will consist of four section winners from the day, and four more anglers will be chosen by our team of Guru’s, who they feel deserve a qualifying place. At the end of the match, there will be prizes from Tackle Guru, Mainline Match and Daiwa for the top three overall plus four section winning prizes too!

Northern Qualifier: Partridge Lakes Fishery, Thursday 30th July

Southern Qualifier: Lake John Fishery, Thursday August

Midlands Qualifier: Barston Lake, Thursday 20th August

To apply, simply download the application form below, following the return instructions within it:


Deadline for applications is MAY 1st 2020.


There's loads of Daiwa goodies up for grabs!

The opportunity of a lifetime is there for the taking!