Some of the UK's best known angling celebrities are set to attend The British Carp and Angling Show, taking place at the Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich on January 19 and 20, 2013.
After the outstanding success of the first event in January 2012 which attracted over 10,000 visitors, the 2013 event is expected to be twice as big and attract more than 20,000 visitors - which will make it one of the biggest shows not only in the UK, but also in Europe.
Set in Norfolk Showground's enormous Exhibition Hall, the British Carp and Angling Show will cater for anglers of all ages, abilities and disciplines including carp, general coarse, game and sea and fly fishing.
Visitors to the show will find over 50,000 square feet of mind-blowing fishing tackle, bait, equipment, apparel, accessories, demonstrations and freebies.
The show will offer an array of attractions from product launches by well-known companies to the opportunity to meet some of angling's best known celebrities and experts who will be on hand to give advice and demonstrations as well as take part in promotions, book signings and 'Question and Answer' sessions.
The show will also be filled with top manufactures, casting demonstrations, fly and sea fishing zones and a catering area stocked with a bar.
With over 120 Trade Stands, there will be plenty of products at bargain prices and lots of special offers including discounted bait from some of the industry's leading manufacturers including popular brands such as Ace Baits, Baitzone and Sticky Baits. All will be happy to discuss how their baits are made and how best to use them.
Amongst the angling celebrities at the show will be Matt Hayes signing copies of his new book ‘Fish-eye’ as well as carrying out talks and seminars in the Theatre Hall. Last year Matt was unveiling his new clothing range and addressing an enormous audience with talks about ‘What it’s like to be Matt Hayes’ which explored his youth and career.
Matt first made his name on TV programme 'Total Fishing with Matt Hayes' and later went on to star in programmes such as 'The Great Rod Race' and 'Mainstream'. Also famed for his literary skills, Matt writes a column in Angling Times and has also written a book called 'Coarse Fishing'.
John Wilson is a famous angler who's featured in many TV angling shows DVDs and videos over the past 20 years. John is a keen author who has written for many angling publications over his career and has penned a great number of books on all aspects of angling.
As a local Norfolk fisherman, John is a great household name in the area with a huge fan-base and following. Humble and filled with great fishing stories, John will host a Q&A session in the Main Theatre area as well as sell his own branded range of fishing gear which includes many items from rods to sunglasses.
Also amongst those present will be Bob Nudd who is a well-known name in the coarse angling world being the 4 x Coarse Angling World Champion and writer for Improve Your Coarse Fishing magazine. Bob will be available to meet and greet over the weekend of the show.
Amongst the exhibitors will be those who run local fisheries and providers of angling holidays in the UK and abroad including teams from Carp Fishing Holidays and Carp Fishing Trips.
The expanding list of exhibitors now includes Ace Baits, Advanced Technology Tackle, Baitcraft, Bait Zone, Big Carp, Carp Alley, Carp Craze, Carp Hunter, Carp Zone Carp4U, CARPology, Catmaster tours, Eric's Angling Centre, Fishing Republic, FOX, Vale Royal Angling Centre, French Carp Adventures, I-Carp, Jex Silt Pumping Plant Ltd, Korda, Latham's Fishing Store, Maximum Carp, MCF Carp Fishing, Nash, Navarra Fishing Adventures, Norfolk Anglers Conservation Association, Peg One, PT Baits and Tackle, Redwood Tackle, Rigmarole, Sky Lake Fisheries, Sonik, Strikemaster Tackle, The Firm, Trakker, Vale Royal Angling Centre, Wisbech Angling and many more.
Tickets are available in advanced at £8.00 for adults (£10.00 on the day) and £2.00 (£5.00 on the day) for accompanied children under 16. There is no charge for children under five years old.
For more information on the show and to book advance tickets visit the 2013 British Carp and Angling Show website at
or telephone 01702 549623.
To claim your 38% discount, use the code ANGLERSNET in the box at checkout
TESTIMONIALS FROM THE LAST SHOW
Korda – Neil Spooner
“Exceptionally busy – we will definitely be back next year!”
Silt Pumping – Peter Jex
“Great foot traffic – place has been packed!”
Rigmarole – Nigel Harris
“Very well presented and surprisingly busy for the first year – much better than expected!”
“Looking forward to next year but will bring more staff!”
“I have got one complaint – I have got to go back and get more stock!”
Vale Royal Angling Centre – Rod Scott
“Number wise been better than I thought!”
“The first show I have been to on my own patch since 1971 and it’s been great to catch up with all my customers – Surprisingly busy!”
Carp 4 U – Helen Laing
“Really pleased, been my first show since I re-launched, I did it cos I’m local and I thought it would be quiet however really surprised, it’s busier than five lakes!”
“Pleasantly surprised –I didn’t know what to expect as it’s my first show in the Norfolk area, what a fantastic turn out, I will definitely be here again next year”
Ace Baits – Steve Tame
“Great show – great people!”
Lathams – Daniel
“Very impressed with the numbers and the organisation – and everybody is spending!”
Etang le Cheminel
“More people than I ever expected – and the people have shown interest, I have taken bookings for the first time ever at a show”
Trakker – Dave Mills
“We had an open mind before the show, thought we would support it, but it’s great that someone has brought this event to this part of the country”
Navarra - "The show was a great success, we gained loads of interest over the weekend. Also the camaraderie between the exhibitors was fantastic. Like many others, we've booked for next year's show".
“Very busy, lots of footfall. Definitely back next time with a larger stand.”
Eddie @ Carp Hunter
“Probably the best show per square meter we've ever done. Going to have to replenish stock from London tonight for tomorrows trade.”
“Good for networking, a really worthwhile experience. Met angling clubs, potential students and loads of fishing enthusiasts.”
French Carp Adventures
“Really liked the layout. Very well received by the public. Created lots of interest so far.”
“Busier than we expected.”
“Better than expected, good steady flow of customers. Definitely coming again next time.”
“Brilliant show was there both days nice to meet you guys today and a big well done to you all”
“Was Great to meet Matt and the Duke took time to have a chat Great Show Thanks.”
“My first visit to a Carp Show and loved it! Grabbed a loads of bargains. Thx to Maximum Carp magazine for a free entry voucher! Same again next year plz! 😉 ”
“great show cheap fishing gear john wilson matt hayes legends well done to organisers and to all stalls staff friendly cant wait till next show”
“Thanks guys for a great day out, we got to meet Matt Hayes, John Wilson and Hywel Morgan and found lots of fab bargains - looking forward to next year!”