With many of us in the fishing doldrums this time of year one highlight on the angling calendar has to be The Big One tackle show held by FishFace Promotions in Farnborough. Fishing-Tackle.co.uk has attended the last few years (as a customer) and we’ve watched the show become bigger and more popular year on year. The Big One 2011 looks like continuing that trend with an even bigger venue and more confirmed exhibitors than ever before.
The Big One 2011 is being hosted in the same location as last year – FIVE at Farnborough Airfield – across Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of March. The massive purpose built venue is totally covered from the elements so you need not worry about the weather on the day. It’s also easy to park with free parking for 10,000 cars.
This year sees two seminar theatres featuring talks by the UK’s top anglers and angling celebrities. These are always highly popular so make sure you find a space ahead of time so not to miss out. Last year saw scores of anglers queued up outside the seminars trying to follow the talks. Some of this year’s angling personalities attending include; Keith Arthur, Bob Nudd, Danny Fairbrass, Ian Russel, Ian Chillcot and many, many more.
As well as the UK’s biggest tackle discounters and mail order companies selling stock at heavily discounted prices, the tackle industry has acknowledged the importance of this now regular event and you can expect to see fishing tackle manufacturers proudly debuting their latest products to attendees. So whether you’re looking to stock up on essentials for the next season whilst saving a few quid, or whether you want to know what the hottest new products will be in 2011, The Big One is the place to be.
The cynics among you may believe that the ‘cheap’ tackle on offer is indeed cheap quality – and of course some of it is – if you stick to brands you know and recognise you can genuinely find some amazing bargains at the show as we proved last year > The Big One 2010 – a great success
The Big One show is open on Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4.30pm.
Postcode for the Sat Nav is GU14 6XA (Farnborough Airfield)
FishFace Promotions have generously held the ticket price at £10 on the door or at £8 per adult if you buy in advance from www.fishfacepromotions.co.uk/tickets.html