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Those of you who know Jack Charlton from his days as Republic of Ireland football manager may think this game is about his habit of investigating the histories of English footballers in the hope of finding a solitary Irish grandparent so as to qualify the player for his team. In reality however, he's also known for his love of fishing.

Up to 8 players can join in, each of whom are awarded a 'peg' - essentially a random position along a lake. The types of fish you are likely to face in each area are detailed before you start - pike, roach and bream are among the most common. Using this information you can decide which type of rod to use, choose your bait, and decide how deep to fish - experts in the subject will be fine here.

During the main part of the game, one of the 8 bays will flash - the player fishing form this peg must press the relevant number as quickly as possible, then watch a short animation depicting the result, which is a function of how quickly you press the key, and of whether you have the right equipment.


Jack Charlton's Match Fishing ZX Spectrum Sounds like a VERY unlucky hook
Jack Charlton's Match Fishing ZX Spectrum Instructions
Jack Charlton's Match Fishing Commodore 64 Option screen.
Jack Charlton's Match Fishing Commodore 64 Conditions.

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Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1985 70 out of 100 70
Your Spectrum ZX Spectrum Aug, 1985 4 out of 15 27


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  • Commodore Format
    • November 1990 (Issue 2) – #3 'The All-Time Top Ten Naff C64 games'

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