Ultimate Match Fishing | Hosts | Outdoor Channel
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Meet The Host(s)


Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas is a widely respected veteran of outdoor media with over 20 plus years of on air experience, Joe brings an honest and genuine approach to everything he does and his work ethic is unquestioned. In March 2017, Joe finished his lifetime goal of taking the Super Slam of North American big game with an amazing 172" archery desert sheep.


Fish Fishburne

Fish Fishburne

Fish Fishburne has been deeply involved in the outdoor industry for over 20 years and has appeared in over 25 major Sports Show markets across the country. His fun-loving personality, combined with his reputation as a champion angler, draws quite a crowd! Serious fishermen are drawn to his winning technical tips, children love his zany entertaining style, and women are charmed by his sense of humor. (At least he seems to believe it...)

Starting in 2010, Fish began hosting the hit series "Ultimate Match Fishing," Fishburne brings a new and different look to sport fishing viewers through his ability to combine entertainment and education. This "edutainment" style brings a much needed breath of fresh air to the fishing public.


Mark Randolph

Mark Randolph

Referees. As far as we know, no other fishing tournament has one. And that's really not a brain stumper, because no other fishing tournament needs one. But, UMF is different. Without the services of Referee Mark Randolph, Ultimate Match Fishing would be completely out of control. According to "THE REF", "My job is simple. I watch the anglers and wait until one makes a stupid mistake, then I get to do what I love more than anything in this world. I fire them up as loudly as I can. Nothing gives me more joy and pleasure than blowing the whistle and watching a guy come right out of his shoes. David Walker, Gary Klein, Aaron Martens, I don't really care who you are. If you cast across the line, if you land a fish over the line, if you simply cross the line with your rod in hand then I will call you. You can argue, whine, moan, throw a fit. Doesn't matter. I'm the final word, period. I'm the judge, the jury, and if need be, the executioner. And why even bother? After all, I haven't missed or made a bad call yet. And I'm really looking forward to this season." This season is going to be fun... really fun!


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