The weekend of September the 14th and 15th is this year to pay host to the popular Midland Game Fair at Weston Park near Telford in Shropshire. Although predominantly marketed as a shooting show, the event has lots to offer to anglers, in its aptly named 'fishing village.'
A statement on the Game Fair's website explained: "Most country sports enthusiasts take part in a wide range of different countryside pursuits. In addition to being Europe’s premier shooting show, the Midland Game Fair also offers a fantastic angling showcase. The Fishing Village has become has become a key part of the Midland Game Fair, and offers anglers of all disciplines the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in angling. The Fishing Village offers a comprehensive selection of retailers, complemented by exceptional have-a-go competitions and expert tuition.
Throughout the day, the action packed Angling Arena, co-ordinated by expert fly fisherman Hywel Morgan, offers demonstrations in Game and Coarse fishing. Bob Nudd, Jan Porter, Hywel Morgan, and Chris Green will all be on hand after each demonstration to offer the advice and guidance to budding angling enthusiasts.
If you find you’re “hooked” by the outstanding arena demonstrations and competition profile, visitors can also gain expert tuition in both game and coarse fishing. You can catch your first fish with the AAPGAI right in the heart of the Midland Game Fair!"
For more information, and a full list of exhibitors, click here.
Or, to stand a chance of winning a family pass to the game fair, click here to enter the online competition hosted by Total Carp magazine.