Get set for Chapmans Angling's huge Fishfest 2011

Chapmans Angling's massive Fishfest 2011 will take place over the weekend of April 1-3 and is set to be the biggest blockbuster the North of England has ever seen.
The FREE TO ENTER event is being staged at the vast 10,000 square foot Chapmans Angling superstore in Hull, but this year there’s so much to see and do that the event has burst out of its doors!
In addition to the huge space in the Hull megastore, there will be a further 10,000 square foot tented tackle area outside, packed full of features, displays and special offers from all the
UK’s top brands. As well as a mountain of top tackle that you can buy at bargain prices on the day, a galaxy of angling stars will be on hand for you meet and chat to. If you want to meet your angling heroes in the flesh, now’s your chance, because some of the biggest names in
carp, coarse and predator fishing will be at Fish Fest 2011 to chat face-to-face with the visiting crowds.
Confirmed VIPs include Britain’s favourite angler John Wilson MBE, international matchmen Darren Cox, Denis White and Jamie Masson, Barnsley Black Andy Kinder, predator ace Anthony Glasgoe, specialist angler Gareth Goldson and all-rounder Des Taylor.
Specimen stars include Maver Carp’s Derek Ritchie and Darrell Peck and Neil Spooner from Korda, Ben Hamilton from Thinking Anglers, and Chub’s Lee Collins and Dave Moore.

Share the cost of a tank of petrol with your mates to attend one of the biggest free angling events of 2011!


There are some great bargains on offer over the weekend: match and feeder rods from only £9.99, 11m poles from only £39.99, carp and pike rods from £9.99 and carp luggage from £7.99. Even better, there are crazy one-off deals each day of the show where you can save literally hundreds of pounds. Examples include: Three Shimano Catana carp rods and three 10000ST Baitrunner reels (RRP £554.95) for £180 (one set only, Friday) or a Chub Visor 2-Man Bivvy (worth £349.99) for £149.99 (one available, Sunday only).


Thinking about investing in a new rod, pole or bivvy? The brilliant new outdoor marquee area features three separate Pole Alley areas where you can handle and compare poles from major manufacturers, get the feel of your next rod, or see the latest bivvies fully set up before deciding where to spend your hard-earned cash.
Some of the country’s most knowledgeable anglers will be on hand to help you make the right
choice for your style of fishing, and offer advice based on a lifetime of fishing experience.
Remember, there’s no substitute for trying before buying!


As well as displaying all the latest tackle to get you talking, Fish Fest 2011 will also feature a host of free, live demonstrations, tutorials and Q&A sessions designed to help you expand your angling knowledge. Learn how to prepare the latest big-fish baits and construct the
specialist rigs that some of the biggest names in UK angling will be using this season.
Pick up tips about tackle and tactics from the cream of the specialist/specimen/match world, and have any question expertly and honestly answered by some of the best anglers in the business. They are here to help you improve your fishing.


As a brilliant bonus, Chapmans Angling has also secured some exclusive angling raffle prizes! Examples include: a day’s fishing with Des Taylor, a day’s Masterclass fishing with Team Marukyu (six spaces/three pairs), a Shimano Tribal Carp Crew day’s tuition with
Iain Macmillan, a day session with Maver Carp’s Derek ‘The Don’ Ritchie, £200 worth of Hardy Greys or Chub tackle, and many, many more!


Date: Friday, April 1; Saturday, April 2; Sunday, April 3, 2011

Location: Chapmans Angling superstore, 208-212 Hull Road, Hessle, Hull

Sat Nav: HU13 9NH

Doors open: Friday and Saturday 9am-5.30pm, Sunday 9am-3pm

More info: Call the Hull shop direct on 01482 629911 or visit

Get set for the big show

Top bargains, top names, top tips!