Meet Matt Hayes at the British Carp and Angling Show!

Some of the UK's best known angling celebrities are set to attend The British Carp and Angling Show which takes place at the Royal Norfolk Showground, Norwich on January 19 and 20, 2013.

After the outstanding success of the first event in 2012 which attracted over 10,000 visitors, the 2013 event is expected to be twice as big and attract more than 20,000 visitors - which will make it one of the biggest shows not only in the UK but also in Europe.

Set in Norfolk Showground's enormous Exhibition Hall, the British Carp and Angling Show will cater for anglers of all ages, abilities and disciplines including carp, general coarse, game and sea and fly fishing.

Visitors to the show will find over 50,000 square feet of mind-blowing fishing tackle, bait, equipment, apparel, accessories, demonstrations and freebies.

The show will offer an array of attractions from product launches by well-known companies to the opportunity to meet some of angling's best known celebrities and experts who will be on hand to give advice and demonstrations as well as take part in promotions, book signings and 'Question and Answer' sessions.

The show will also be filled with top manufactures, casting demonstrations, fly and sea fishing zones and a catering area stocked with a bar.

With over 120 Trade Stands there will be plenty of products at bargain prices and lots of special offers including discounted bait from some of the industry's leading manufacturers including popular brands such as Ace Baits, Baitzone and Sticky Baits. All will be happy to discuss how their baits are made and how best to use them.

Amongst the angling celebrities at the show will be Matt Hayes signing copies of his new book ‘Fish-eye’ as well as carrying out talks and seminars in the Theatre Hall. Last year Matt was unveiling his new clothing range and addressing an enormous audience with talks about ‘What it’s like to be Matt Hayes’ which explored his youth and career.

Matt first made his name on TV programme 'Total Fishing with Matt Hayes' and later went on to star in programmes such as 'The Great Rod Race' and 'Mainstream'. Also famed for his literal skills, Matt writes a column in Angling Times and has also written a book called 'Coarse Fishing'.

John Wilson is an infamous angler who's featured in many TV angling shows DVDs and videos over the past 20 years. John is a keen author who has written for many angling publications over his career and has penned a great number of books on all aspects of angling.

As a local Norfolk fisherman, John is a great household name in the area with a huge fan-base and following. Humble and filled with great fishing stories, John will host a Q&A session in the Main Theatre area as well as sell his own branded range of fishing gear which includes many items from rods to sunglasses.

Also amongst those present will be Bob Nudd who is a well-known name in the coarse angling world being the 4 x Coarse Angling World Champion and writer for Improve Your Course Fishing Magazine. Bob will be available to meet and greet over the weekend of the show.

Amongst the exhibitors will be those who run local fisheries and providers of angling holidays in the UK and abroad including teams from Carp Fishing Holidays and Carp Fishing Trips.

The expanding list of exhibitors now includes Ace Baits, Advanced Technology Tackle, Baitcraft, Bait Zone, Big Carp, Carp Alley, Carp Craze, Carp Hunter, Carp Zone Carp4U, CARPology, Catmaster tours, Eric's Angling Centre, Fishing Republic, FOX, Vale Royal Angling Centre, French Carp Adventures, I-Carp, Jex Silt Pumping Plant Ltd, Korda, Latham's Fishing Store, Maximum Carp, MCF Carp Fishing, Nash, Navarra Fishing Adventures, Norfolk Anglers Conservation Association, Peg One, PT Baits and Tackle, Redwood Tackle, Rigmarole, Sky Lake Fisheries, Sonik, Strikemaster Tackle, The Firm, Trakker, Vale Royal Angling Centre, Wisbech Angling and many more.

Tickets are available in advanced at £8.00 for adults (£10.00 on the day) and £2.00 (£5.00 on the day) for accompanied children under 16. There is no charge for children under five years old.

For more information on the show and to book advance tickets visit the 2013 British Carp and Angling Show website at
or telephone 01702 549623.