Britain’s best anglers, TV stars and fishing personalities will form an unprecedented line-up of exclusive entertainment at The Big One Show Farnborough, Angling Times can reveal.
For the first time ever there will be three big entertainment areas at the March 23 & 24 show – the John Wilson Legends Theatre, Angling Times Social Theatre, and a new Lure Live Arena.
In the John Wilson Legends Theatre, hosted by Rob Hughes, there will be a unique indoor lake for live demonstrations from top anglers including Steve Ringer, Tommy Pickering and Des Shipp. These sessions will cover everything from pole fishing basics to advanced feeder fishing tips, with the opportunity to get up close and ask advice too.
There are also talks from carp legend Terry Hearn and a Q&A session with River Monsters and Mighty Rivers star Jeremy Wade.
The stage will see sneak previews of the latest TV fishing shows, including behind the scenes talks from Monster Carp crew Ali Hamidi, Tom Dove and Neil Spooner, plus Fishing Allstars’ Dean Macey, Matt Godfrey and Adam Rooney.
BBC presenter and award-winning author Will Millard – star of A Year with the Tribe – will give audiences a look into his BBC TV fishing series due to air this spring.
For those looking for relaxed chats, advice and up-close Q&A with stars, the Angling Times social theatre – hosted by Keith Arthur – is a must-visit.
Over the weekend there will be guest appearances from Bob Nudd MBE, Adam Penning, Lee Kerry, Andy May, Ian Russell, Julian Cundiff and more, while in The Big One’s Lure Live Arena, Dr Paul Garner will host demos on the lure tank by experts Luc Coppens, Adam Kirby, Julian Chidgey, Severn guide Gary Palmer and TV presenter Thom Hunt.
Dovetail Games will be at both Farnborough and Stoneleigh.Creators of the world’s leading fishing games – Eurofishing Simulator and their new Fishing Sim World – the lads at Dovetail will be giving all visitors the chance to experience the thrill of fishing on the big screen, and will stage a huge competition for avid gamers and anglers over the entire weekend.