Monday 24 May 2010

Go Fishing Show set to reel in thousands of visitors

This July, Staffordshire is set to welcome back the fishing event of the year, as the Go Fishing Show returns to Cudmore Fisheries.

The action packed weekend will not only host the Fish O’Mania and Masters competition, but visitors will also get the opprtunity to become part of a world record attempt.

Last year the show boasted visitor figures of 7,500 and this year is set to be bigger and better, as there will be plenty of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy as well as experienced anglers.

The Go Fishing Show runs for two days, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July, and will give fishing enthusiasts the chance to put their questions to TV fishing celebrities such as John Wilson, Alan Scotthorne, Matt Hayes and four times world champion Bob Nudd. Bob will also reveal the tactics that made him a house hold name in his demonstration.

The weekend event ‘casts off’ on Saturday with the Fish O’mania grand final, which is televised on Sky Sports. Visitors will witness fisherman competing for first place with the winner taking home a prize fund of £25,000.

On Sunday the Go Fishing Show will attempt to get into the record books by putting on the biggest fishing coaching session ever staged. As well as the chance to be part of a world record, the coaching session will give visitors the chance to find out how to improve their own fishing skills.

Throughout the weekend, in the Carp Zone, the big names in fishing will reveal the secrets behind getting more bites ensuring you should never have to endure another session at the side of the lake or riverbank without a single bite.

After passing by the Angling Times’ Best of Britain Lake, where gear testers Mark Swayer and Jonathan Taylor will put the latest tackle and gear through its paces, you can put your new skills to the test in the Spod Casting Challenge where a leader board will track the top anglers at the show.

Britain’s favourite TV fishing duo, Matt Hayes and Mark Brown, will go head to head as they demonstrate fly fishing tactics. The pressure will be on to see who can come out on top as the duo show you how much fun fly tackle can be.

Kids under 15 go free on Sunday
And if all of the above is not enough to get you to bite the bait then the offer of free tickets for children on Sunday will. All children under the age of 15 can attend the show for free (when accompanied by an adult). Even kids who aren’t avid anglers will have a great day out enjoying the fun fair and trying their hand at extreme sports such as rock climbing.

The show will also give visitors the opportunity to walk away with prizes from The Go Fishing Show ‘Win Zone’. So, why not try your luck on the Angling Lottery or the Reel of Fortune!

Like any show, the event would not complete without a bit of retail therapy. The Retail Zone will showcase the latest still and river water tackle from the world’s best brands such as Shakespeare and Fishing Republic.

Marketing manager for The Go Fishing Show, Jo Burton, said: “The show is sure to be a fun filled family day out. Fisherman can learn new skills from the experts and families can enjoy all the fun on the fair and chat to the expert fisherman they recognise from TV.

“Last year, phenomenal numbers of people turned out despite the wet weather. Hopefully, this year the UK is on track for a hot summer but even if the weather doesn’t hold off, one thing is for sure, the whole family will have a great day out.”

For more information, please contact Connect PR on 01902 714 957 or email

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