Top LRF Tackle a Year On

Salon European des Peches en MerWe’re 24 hours away from starting a lengthy journey. Driving down to the south coast, we’ll be catching the cross channel ferry from Portsmouth to Caen. Once in France we’ll need to drive a further 180 miles to Nantes – all this for a fishing tackle show. But to quote a friend, “if Carlsberg did fishing events, it would probably be close to the Salon European des Peche en Mer in Nantes” from the 27th to the 29th of January.

Two of us have been before – last year. It was a hugely enjoyable event for us (despite not speaking good French) Continue reading “Top LRF Tackle a Year On”

Bringing kids into Fishing – the French way

Concept Street Fishing & GunkiIf you’ve been following our Twitter account (@fishingtackleuk) you’ll know we were lucky enough to attend this year’s Salon Europeen des Peches en Mer fishing show in Nantes, France. It was a real eye-opener for all sorts of reasons but the one that really stirred my emotions was how the French tackle industry appears to be evolving and transforming the way that they fish – opening up their sport to new audiences (like urban dwellers) and bringing Continue reading “Bringing kids into Fishing – the French way”