The February competition is now closed, many thanks to all of those who submitted pieces for inclusion which, once again, have made for a highly entertaining month of reading. As previously all FishingMagic members will shortly have a chance to choose their favourite via a forum poll with the editor to make the final call after polling.


The March competition is now open and submissions are welcomed.

A reminder:

The competition runs from November 2011 to May 2012 inclusive, is open to anyone, irrespective of whether or not they have had features published on FishingMagic before; all we ask is that entrants are not regular writing contributors to the national angling media.

Features may be on any angling topic, fiction or non-fiction, humorous or serious, technical or story-based and on any angling discipline: coarse, sea or game.


Submissions should ideally be from 1,000 to 2,500 words in length and supplied as a Word document accompanied (if relevant) by four to eight JPG images to illustrate the words. It is hoped that grammar, spelling and punctuation will be of a reasonable standard but all will be corrected, if required, prior to publication on the site.


There is no limit to the number of features which entrants may submit per month and all features deemed by the FishingMagic Editor to be of an appropriate standard will be published in full.


At the end of each month FishingMagic readers will be invited to vote and comment on all of the entries and a monthly winner will be selected by the FishingMagic Editor, whose decision is final.


Each monthly winner will receive a bait pack worth £46 from Chapel Baits which will include: soft hookbaits, groundbait, dumbells and glugs from their extensive range.


At the end of the competition all monthly winners will go into a final judging and the overall winner will win a 12 month sponsorship by Chapel Baits (Full terms and conditions to be advised separately).


Submissions should be sent via e-mail to: