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Sportfish Reading Show Weekend, May 7th & 8th 2016

Sportfish Reading Show Weekend, May 7th and 8th 2016

Free entry and parking at the 2016 Sportfish Reading ShowSummer starts with the UK’s biggest and best FREE fishing event – the Sportfish Show.

The fishing show of the summer takes place at Haywards Farm Fishery, Theale, Reading, Berkshire from 9am on Saturday 7th and 10am on Sunday 8th May, so join us and start your summer fishing in Sportfish style!

Join us lakeside at Haywards Farm Fishery and be part of our annual celebration of game fishing with all of the leading stars and manufacturers in the sport present to entertain and instruct you. There are free demonstrations and seminars, great competitions, special show deals, a hog roast and all of the latest kit to try and to buy set against a backdrop of one of the finest small stillwater trout fisheries in the UK.

There are cookery demonstrations and a hog roast to tickle the taste buds and a marquee packed with leading tackle brands to try and to buy, with experts on hand to quiz about the latest products and how to best use them.

FREE Goodie BagAND there’s a brilliant FREE** ‘goodie bag’ (limited to one per person) packed with well…‘goodies!’ from many of the top manufacturers for everyone who spends £25 or more in the shop in a single transaction – what better reason to buy the bits you need!
** Whilst stocks last.

 

NEW for 2016 – The Sage and RIO Testing Area
For 2016 we are delighted to welcome a team of instructors from Sage and RIO who will be offering FREE, one-to-one, 20-minute casting sessions to ensure you are in peak shape for the season. Simply choose the Sage rod and RIO line of your choice to use - and let the experts do the rest!

SHOW EXCLUSIVE DEALS - SOME SO GOOD WE CAN'T MENTION THEM
There are some show-only offers from Hardy, Greys and Shakespeare – so good we can’t tell you about them until we open!

OTHER EXCLUSIVE DEALS INCLUDE: FREE RIO Line System, Half-Price Sage Reel Spool, Win a Sage Accel Rod, FREE VISION fly reel, FREE VISION fly line and Half-Price VISION boots - more details here »

FREE Simms waders MOT and repair clinic
If you’ve got Simms waders in need of repair then there’s some great news as they are bringing in a couple of technicians to offer a FREE repair clinic on both days!

There’s a full programme of seminars and demonstrations throughout the weekend too - so be sure to check back for regular updates and you can ‘Like’ us on Facebook and ‘Follow’ us on Twitter for regular live updates.

You can find out more about the fantastic Sportfish Reading show in this YouTube video of our action-packed 2013 event, courtesy of Fieldsports TV.

Confirmed Demonstrators

  • Simon Gawesworth – RIO
  • Peter Cockwill – Hardy Greys
  • Matt Boast – Shimano
  • Jim Fearn – Sage
  • Paul Proctor – Orvis
  • Annie Assheton – Masterchef Finalist
  • Charles Jardine – Jardine Fly Fishing
  • Jim Curry – Guideline
  • David Wolsoncroft-Dodds – Pike on the Fly
  • Scott Mackenzie & Andrew Toft – Mackenzie DTX
  • Pete McLeod – Aardvark McLeod Travel
  • Simon Kidd – Snowbee
  • Ben Beckwith – England Youth International
  • Danny Parkins – Savage Gear
  • Andy Buckley – Scierra
  • Steve Peterson – Simms
  • John Horsey – John Horsey Fly Fishing
  • Mike Daunt – signing his book 'The Bounder'

Suppliers Attending the 2016 Sportfish Show, Reading

Confirmed Exhibitors

  • Hardy & Greys
  • Guide Fly Fishing – Sage, RIO, Redington, Fishpond, Vision, Mclean, C & F
  • Shimano
  • Wychwood/Leeda
  • Mackenzie Fly Fishing
  • Guideline
  • Orvis
  • Snowbee
  • Loop
  • Mayfly Art
  • Fulling Mill Flies
  • Funky Fly Tying
  • Veniards
  • Tenkara
  • Wheatley
  • Hobie Kayaks
  • Right Angle Fishing
  • The Wheelyboat Trust
  • Tackle (prostate cancer charity)
  • Costa Del Mar
  • Fly Fish Europe – Simms, Lamson-Waterworks, Scientific Angler Flylines
  • Masterline Walker – Cortland, J.W. Youngs, Yo-Zuri
  • Buff
  • Savage Gear
  • Gigafish
  • Aquapac
  • Fishing Matters – Partridge, Varivas
  • BFCC
  • Aardvark McLeod
  • Famous Fishing
  • Fly Odyssey
  • Outside Days

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Sportfish Reading Show – Talk and Demonstration Schedule

Saturday 7th May
10:00 - 10:30 Simon Gawesworth - All you need to know about RIO fly lines (Lecture theatre)

10:45 - 11:15 Scott Mackenzie - An introduction to the new Mackenzie graphene double handed salmon rods (Casting platform)

11:30 - 12:00 John Horsey (Hardy & Greys) - Reservoir and large stillwater fishing techniques (Lecture theatre)

12:15 - 12:45 Simon Gawesworth - Demonstrating RIO fly lines (Casting platform)

13:00 - 14:00 Annie Assheton MasterChef finalist giving a cookery masterclass (Lecture theatre)

13:00 - 14:00 Fish with the experts – Join Paul Proctor and Charles Jardine as they fish the lake (10 anglers only – advance booking required at the Sportfish till in the marquee)

14:15 - 14:45 Matt Boast (Shimano) and Danny Parkins (Savage Gear) Lure fishing – the rematch! Friendly competition between two of the UK's best lure anglers (Casting platform)

15:00 - 15:45 Scott Mackenzie (Mackenzie), Simon Gawesworth (RIO) & Jim Fearn (SAGE) Salmon fishing Q&A panel (Lecture theatre)

16:00 - 16:30 Pete McLeod from Aardvark Mcleod - How to approach a saltwater flat (Wading the lake)

Sunday 8th May
10.30 - 11:00 Tenkara - Learn all about Tenkara with Angus Campbell from the Tenkara Centre UK on the Osier Bed Stream (on-site)

11:15 - 12:00 Paul Proctor (Orvis), Charles Jardine, John Horsey (Hardy & Greys), Peter Cockwill and Simon Kidd (Snowbee) - Trout fishing Q&A panel (Lecture theatre)

12:15 - 12:45 Scott Mackenzie - An introduction to the new Mackenzie graphene double handed salmon rods (Casting platform)

13:00 - 14:00 Annie Assheton MasterChef finalist giving a cookery masterclass. (Lecture theatre)

13:00 - 14:00 Fish with the experts – Join Paul Proctor and Charles Jardine as they fish the lake (10 anglers only – advance booking required at the Sportfish till in the marquee)

14:15 - 14:45 Simon Gawesworth - Demonstrating RIO fly lines (Casting platform)

15:00 - 15:30 David Wolsoncroft-Dodds - Fly fishing for pike (Casting platform)

*All timings and demonstrations are subject to change.

Getting there is easy...

By Car - We are just a 5 minute drive from junction 12 on the M4 (view our location page here)

By Rail - Theale Station (Paddington to Exeter line) is just a 2 minute walk away

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