An estimated 28,000 (organisers statement prior to submission to ABC) anglers from across the
Organiser Emap Active was delighted to see a 12% growth against last year’s attendance figures, despite a general downturn in the angling market. Emap’s General Manager Mel Bagnall commented:
“The Go Fishing Show has once again demonstrated that it is the focal event for our industry. While it has not been the easiest year for the angling world, we are delighted with the way the trade has once again got behind
Angling experts such as Bob Nudd, John Wilson and Matt Hayes took centre stage in the various seminar and live action theatres and the Professional Anglers Association taught novices the basics of fishing on
The biggest names in the angling trade were out in force to showcase some of the latest top of the range tackle for the new season including Shimano, Maver(UK), Daiwa and Hardy & Greys. Dick Tallents, Managing Director for Masterline, said: “Well done! It was a great show. Emap certainly delivered the customers!”
Visitors seemed equally pleased. Keen fisherman James Harris, from
Next year’s Go Fishing Show will take place from the 16th-18th March 2007. Due to popular demand and increasing visitor attendance, Go Fishing Show 2007 will be held in a larger hall at the NEC.