The Manchester crowds were wowed this weekend, but not for once by its football teams!
Instead, there was a line-up of fishing’s finest stars and manufacturers, who put on a stunning two day performance as the Trafford Centre opened its doors to anglers who had come to see, learn and listen to the best that fishing has on offer.
There was a huge amount of stalls spread over a massive hall showcasing everything from the tastiest Boilies and the comfiest of bed chairs, through to the stiffest of poles and sexiest of seat boxes so there really was something for everyone.
Plus, if that wasn’t enough you could meet stars like Dean Macey and Ali Hamidi from the brilliant ‘Big Fish Off’ TV show, match aces such as Steve Ringer, Tommy Pickering and Des Shipp, not to mention some of biggest names in the sport such as Danny Fairbrass, Rob Hughes, Alan Blair, Adam Penning and Bob Nudd all revealing secrets to packed seminars - it really was ‘ShowTime’.
See this week's Angling Times for our pick of all the latest and best gear on display.
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Stars like actor Julian Lewis Jones, Dean Macey and Ali Hamidi entertained the crowds.
Ali Hamidi and Dean Macey are interviewed by Rob Hughes.
Ali Hamidi with the new range of Kiana Goo.
Steve Tasker shows AT tackle editor Mark Sawyer the new Taska Deceptive Line.
Avid Carp's Ian Russell shows off the new Bag Stems designed for PVA bag fishing.
Tom Maker and some of Sticky's very popular Signature boilies and spray.
Julian Chidgey with the tiny Fox Rage Spikey lures.
Maver's Joe Lowe and one of their new Signature seatboxes.
Maver's Phil Briscoe shows AT tackle editor Mark Sawyer the new Invincible Carp pole.
The new Maver Signature 1000 seatbox.
DNA's new Sticky Sweet additive packs a real punch.
This new smart holder from Saber supports any portable device from an iPhone to an iPad.
Trakker's Jerry Bridger in the new Tempest Composite bivvy.
Gary Bayes showed off Nash's extensive baits, including the revolutionary Key Cultured boilies.
Wychwood's new Riot S 65 and 75 models are based on the original, hugely-successful Riot reels.