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 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 his new book 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.
Meet Jerry Hammond on the Mad Baits stand The compulsive angler Jerry Hammond has made his name writing for Crafty Carper as well as the book 'Catching Memories' and owns the famous fishery Carthegena Lakes in the heart of Lee Valley.
Come and meet Jerry at the British Carp and Angling Show on the Mad Baits stand where he will be available to chat with and discuss any of your fishing related queries or questions, as well as sign your book!
John Wilson's Rigging Clinic Need some advice on rigging? Join John Wilson in the Rigging Clinic as he advises young anglers on the best techniques and methods for float fishing, setting up a rig and much more in this interactive and fun workshop John 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.
Keith Williams Main Line Bait Kitchen Ever fancied catching a whopper? Take a wander over to the mainline baits stand where consultant Keith Williams will be hosting an informative bait making demo, to help you catch a new PB
Bob Nudd who is a well-known name in the coarse angling world being the 4 x Coarse Angling World Champion and. Bob will be available to meet and greet over the weekend of the show.
Socialise with other anglers at the bar! The show will be packed with anglers from all over the region – from carp and coarse fishing, to sea and fly fishing! Why not take a seat in the bar area and share a pint whilst telling tales of your latest catches. You can even enjoy a bacon sandwich when you arrive at the show before picking up your bargains! If you fancy a bite to eat, there is a on-site catering area with a choice of food.
Great bait and tackle at low prices There is plenty of bait on offer from some of the industries best - including popular brands Ace Baits, Baitzone and Sticky Baits. All will discuss how their baits are made and how best to use it. There’s also a huge range of tackle available from the likes of Erics Angling, Redwood Tackle, Fishing Republic and Strike Master Tackle - to name a few!
Latest products and demos from the experts If you're looking for the latest products (many at special show prices) then look no further, from rigs and rods, to clothing and baits - the British Carp and Angling Show has it all. With demonstrations and advice from some of the top names in the industry, including the guys from Korda developments and the team at Nash on hand to help with product reviews and tips.
The expanding list of exhibitors now includes
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.
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, 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, Nash tackle, Angling direct, Angling trust, Angling Times, 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.