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Press Release
Daiwa sponsorship of Federation matches and Rule Changes

The Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling are delighted to announce a new sponsorship agreement with top UK tackle manufacturer Daiwa, for Federation match-fishing in Scotland during 2011.
The deal will see Daiwa provide prizes for the Scottish national winner, Ladies national winner and Junior championship. Daiwa have also announced a brand new Champion of Champion’s match, which will see every winner of all SFCA matches, qualify for a final to fish for an individual tackle prize worth over £1000.
This boost coincides with a major overhaul of Scottish match-fishing, which will see the introduction of bait limits and the removal of pools money in all SFCA matches. The move is designed to encourage new participants into match-fishing, providing a clear pathway from newcomer to international team involvement.
Chris Paton, International Team Manager said “It's fantastic news to be associated with such a major brand as Daiwa, and their continued sponsorship of Scottish match-fishing is excellent news for Scottish angling, which will encourage more anglers to participate in match fishing, whether for the first time or as a seasoned angler. The new rules, with the removal of pools and the introduction of bait limits, have been designed to encourage new anglers into the sport and make a level playing field wherever possible. Bait limits are an integral part of continental and international match fishing, so this will help continue the growth of the Scottish international team as well”.
Daiwa marketing manager Stephen McCaveny “Daiwa have extended support to the SFCA for a number of years. Coarse and match fishing is certainly growing in Scotland and is an excellent recruiting mechanism for new anglers, who can then progress to various styles of fishing as they improve. We are pleased to continue our contribution, especially as this is where we have been making our best rods for over 30 years.”
Participation in Federation matches is open to all SFCA members, whether through clubs or individuals. For more information on match fishing in Scotland visit our web-site: