Britain's biggest selling fishing weekly – Angling Times – is to sponsor the Northern Angling Show this December.
The huge, two-day extravaganza will be staged at EventCity, in the Trafford Centre, Manchester on Saturday and Sunday December 7 and 8 and has the full support of fishing’s biggest brands – Angling Times, Improve Your Coarse Fishing, and UKCarp magazine.
The Northern Angling Show launched in early 2013 with what has been described as ‘the best fishing show for years’ and this December the event will be bigger than ever.
Angling Times Editor Steve Fitzpatrick said: “I was very impressed with the inaugural Northern Angling Show and I’m delighted to be able to put our full strength behind this year’s event.
“With the power of Angling Times and our sister titles Improve Your Coarse Fishing and UKCarp, plus the passion of the Northern Angling Show organisers I’m positive this event will grow in popularity. I look forward to seeing you all there in December!”
And it’s not just new tackle which will be showcased - there will also be the chance to learn new skills with hands-on demonstrations from the country’s top anglers.
Northern Angling Show Director Jamie Clossick was delighted with the exciting partnership.
"We are very happy to have Angling Times on board to help us grow the show into all genres of angling.
“With the ever growing popularity of the carp scene I do worry that the young anglers coming into our sport are missing out on some of the fundamental skills of fishing. Float fishing, pole fishing, quiver-tipping, spinning and all the other methods are equally as important for people to learn but I fear it is a dying market unless we show the younger generation that there is a lot more to fishing than just carping."
Adding to the already impressive line up from event one, Northern Angling Show2 looks set to be a much bigger and busier show featuring brands including Fox International and Matrix, Garbolino, Century, Solar, CC Moore, Delkim plus many more new additions.
Show organisers, Lee Spence and Nick Maddix, commented: "We're really excited to be working alongside so many great brands from the first show as well as all of the new additions for the second one.
“With support from the likes of Angling Times plus other major angling titles and brands we will see this event grow incredibly quickly in the next few years and reach our goal of having the largest general angling show in Europe.”