I really look forward to my annual trip to Farnborough, it's a chance to see some of the new gear the big firms have got coming out, there are bargains to be had and you can get up close and personal with some of the biggest stars in angling. This year Steve Hurford came along to keep me company and it was his first time. Also it's always great to visit my friends on the Gillhams stand and its the first one I head to for a catch up with Stuart and Sean. Their stand was busy all day with customers old and new, I bought my draw tickets for a free holiday and this year the funds are being raised by Help For Heroes to take twenty five wounded, injured and sick military personnel to Gillhams to catch some monster fish which is a fantastic gesture from Stuart. If you would like to donate to help make this possible please visit www.bmycharity.com/ThailandMonsterFishingAdventure
|The show was well attended|
|Some fantastic new products from Bait Tech|
|I didn't manage to get a photo of the Buff stand but we saw their van on our way out!|
|Me with Sir Bob|
|What a lovely man (and Bob was nice too!)|
|Dean Macey was very popular on the Guru stand|
|And so was Des Shipp on the Preston display|
I also stopped by the NG Floats stand and picked up some of the very reasonably priced NG Micro Bore Hollow Elastic and as soon as I've tried it out I will let you know what I think of it. I've reviewed some NG floats on here and was well impressed with them. Check out the website - http://float-store.co.uk/
|Maver had rods galore on display|
One thing that was evident as we walked round the show was how popular drop shotting and lure fishing has become and most of the big tackle firms now have rod and reel set ups ranging from £99 to some gorgeous rods from Japan that will set you back a jaw dropping £499! I really want to give it a go and it's on my to do list for this year.
If you've never been, get yourself to Farnborough next year, it is a really good day out.