Sportfish Tackle up for Trout Weekend – 8th & 9th March 2014

Sportfish Tackle up for Trout Weekend – 8th & 9th March 2014

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2014 Trout Event

The new trout fishing season is almost upon us – one thing we know for sure is there will be plenty of water to fish in! Why not get your season off to a flying start at Sportfish Reading by visiting our open weekend? We will have some great offers on the latest gear plus top trout anglers Charles Jardine and Jonathan Tomlinson on hand to offer help and advice.

Charles will take you fishing with him on Haywards Farm Lake giving you the opportunity to learn step by step exactly how to fish a small stillwater – your chance to learn from one of the greatest trout anglers of our time.

— Weekend Schedule —

10.30 & 1.30 – TENKARA
Mike Roden from Tenkara Centre UK lifts the lid on this fascinating branch of the sport.

Steve Peterson from Flyfish Europe shows you how to deal with adverse conditions while out fishing.

11.30 & 2.30 – FISHING WITH A LEGEND
Join fishing superstar Charles Jardine as he shows you how to tackle a stillwater.

12.00 & 3.00 – FLY TYING DEMO
Jonathan Tomlinson of Sportfish will be tying popular stillwater patterns for the new season. Join him in the store to learn how.

We will also have representatives from our top suppliers in store – they will help you select products from their latest ranges – you are very welcome to try tackle out on the lake before purchase. Suppliers attending include:-

Wychwood Game – Wychwood offer a range of industry leading products, known for the quality of their design and the value they offer. Meet their consultant Charles Jardine.

Charles Jardine
Master trout angler Charles Jardine will be on hand!

Tenkara Centre UK – Find out more about this traditional Japanese fishing technique with Tenkara expert Mike Roden. Mike will explain how everything works and show you the range of tackle. This technique simplifies fly fishing and is perfect for beginners.

Simms (Fly Fish Europe) – Meet Fly Fish Europe’s UK representative Steve Peterson. Steve will answer all your queries on Simms clothing, Scott Fly Rods, Scientific Anglers and Waterworks Lamson.

Guide Fly Fishing – Supply us with some of the biggest brands in Fly Fishing – Sage, Rio, Redington, Fishpond and C&F to name but a few. They will be represented by AAPGAI Master Instructor Jim Fearn.

JT with Brown Trout
Learn JT’s stillwater trout secrets!

Patagonia – Meet Patagonia Europe Fish Team Leader Toni Karuvaara – Toni is an expert fly angler and has fished all over the world – he can tell you all about the latest products from Patagonia.

Funky Fly Tying – Meet Toby Merigan – owner of this up and coming fly tying company – Toby will advise you on the latest materials, perfect for designing your own unique patterns

The Reading store’s opening hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm on Saturday and 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday. Please bring wellies if you would like join Charles Jardine on the lake. If you are coming please join this event on our facebook page.

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  1. I am faily new to Fly fishing only a few years and have started making my own fly’s. I booked in to a local lake which flooded so need practice. I go to the States and fish alot while there. My casting does need work and I have also aquired a double handed rod would some one be able to run thriugh how to cast with it. Do I book in on site or tickets available can I park my moter home on site. I am ex military and would like to bring another Vet with me who would need to rest.

    Thanks for any help Dick

  2. I neither use facebook or Google+….how can I best see an agenda with timings for the various demonstrations over the 8/9th

    • Hi Gordon,

      As this is a new event & early in the season, it’s a very informal event. You will be able to spend time on a one to one basis with our guests. As such there is no timetable – the weekend will be relaxed with plenty of time to chat and get all the advice you need.


  3. Hi,

    just wonder if you could email me a post code so we will find you ok please.
    Me and my partner only joined this event on Facebook page, hope its sufficient.

    Many thanks

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