Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:30

Angling Trust central to the Game Fair’s new look House of Fishing


The Angling Trust will be playing a prominent role in helping to organise this year’s House of Fishing at the Game Fair at Blenheim Palace under the new regime headed up by the CLA’s Head of Fishing, Chris Ogborne.

CLA Game Fair 2014The Game Fair, (18 -20 July) is to host the UK’s largest fishing event and fundamental changes in the fishing village involve a revised layout and a totally fresh approach to demonstrations, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the experts.

Some of the UK's top demonstrators and anglers will be showing off their casting skills, tricks and techniques and sharing the secrets of their success.

Based at the House Of Fishing the Angling Trust will be organising its largest ever stand with fish tanks, displays, videos and a host of material covering the Trust’s campaigning work on behalf of Game, Sea and Coarse anglers. There will be an opportunity to talk to Chief Executive Mark Lloyd and the Trust’s Campaigns Chief Martin Salter. We will also be running a fundraising raffle on behalf of our partner charity Get Hooked on Fishing along with other attractions including a fish fighting machine.

The House of Fishing will include an advice centre, a specialist fly tying station where youngsters, newcomers, and novice fly anglers can come to tie their first fly. Angling Trust Ambassador John Bailey will once again be playing host in the special seminar area to a fascinating and informative array of speakers.

Martin Salter said: “I have no doubt that this year’s House of Fishing will be the biggest and best yet. We are working closely with Chris Ogborne to make sure that it is packed with demonstrations and talks covering all angling disciplines from some of the best anglers in the country. Whether you are a novice angler or an established expert, if you are after a bargain or just want to talk fishing, there will be something of interest for every angler at the Game Fair.”

As part of a concerted effort to help youngsters into country pursuits, entry into this years’ CLA Game Fair will be FREE to those aged 16 and under. Tickets are now on sale and can be booked online at:

CLA Game Fair Head of Fishing, Chris Ogborne, added:

"We are absolutely committed to helping and encouraging the next generation of anglers. In addition to this major concession on entry, we shall also be featuring many new initiatives at this year's event. Young anglers of all abilities will enjoy the special fly tying areas, the bait casting, and the comprehensive demo programmes. Instead of just watching, they will be encouraged to 'have a go' and to try their hand.  With the concerted help of the Angling Trust, the Fly Dressers Guild, GAIA and many others, our hope is that we will be bringing many new faces into the fantastic sport of fishing."

Source: Angling Trust

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