The Angling Trust will be out in force at the UK’s biggest tackle show over the weekend of 10th – 11th March at ‘The Big One’ at Farnborough Airport with a fully staffed stall packed with activities on both days – see list below.

Angling Trust staff and volunteers will also be collecting signatures for the Avon Roach project’s petition to make it easier for angling clubs and fishery managers to protect threatened fish stocks.

Celebrities on the stall include England Team Manager Dick Clegg, Sky TV’s Keith Arthur and World Champion Will Raison. On Saturday newly appointed Angling Trust Campaigns Coordinator Martin Salter will be on the stall in between his engagements in the Lecture Theatre.

Come and check out the Angling Trust stall at stand number 126 for the following events and much more…

SATURDAY 10th March:
• Meet Trevor Harrop and Budgie Price from The Avon Roach Project – meet the hard working cormorant campaigners and sign the petition
• Talk to Martin Salter – Former fishing MP and now the Angling Trust’s new National Campaign’s Coordinator – tell us what you want us to campaign for in 2012 or see him with Keith Arthur at 11.00am or 4.00pm in Lecture Theatre Two
• Meet Dick Clegg – Angling Legend and International Team Events Manager and members of The England Team. Support their raffle to raise funds for YOUR team
• Chat to Keith Arthur – from Sky TV’s Tightlines and the Angling Times
• Join the Angling Trust – special offer for new members who sign-up on the day
SUNDAY 11th March:
• Meet Will Raison England Team International Champion – He will be answering your match angling questions and giving tips from 12 midday
• Meet Rado Papiewski from the Angling Trust’s groundbreaking Building Bridges project – give us your feedback about tackling illegal fishing by Eastern European anglers
• Meet Dick Clegg – Angling Legend and International Team Events Manager and members of The England Team. Support the raffle to raise funds for YOUR team
• Chat to Keith Arthur – from Sky TV’s Tightlines and the Angling Times
• Join the Angling Trust – special offer for new members who sign-up on the day
As well as checking out the great tackle deals on offer visitors to ‘The Big One’ will be able to meet a huge array of angling heroes including Bob Nudd, Team Korda, Andy Kinder, John Wilson, Matt Hayes, Bill and Virginia Rushmer, Mick Brown, Ian “Chilly Chilcott”, Steve Ringer, Darren Cox, Ian Russell, Dennis White, Rob Maylin, Tommy Pickering, Des Shipp and Mitch Smith.

The show’s organiser’s, Vince Davies and Colin Rumney are putting on the huge event in an amazing fully carpeted 12,000 square metre of space featuring top class fishing gear, theatre seminars and celebrity hot tips. Come and grab a bargain!

Martin Salter says:
“From the numbers coming to this year’s Big One it’s hard to believe we are in the middle of a recession. The Angling Trust is hugely grateful to both Vince and Colin for giving us the opportunity to promote our work on behalf of anglers at the UK’s premier tackle show. We want everyone to have a great time and pick up plenty of bargains but we also want to hear from anglers about the issues that matter to them. The Angling Trust is YOUR voice in the corridors of power, so come and tell us what YOU think we should be fighting for.”

The Big One – 10th and 11th March at Farnborough Airport GU14 6YU. FREE parking for over 10,000 vehicles.
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