If you’re interested in salmon fishing, planning a salmon trip at home or abroad or would just like to see some of the world’s best spey casters and fly tiers in action, this is an event not to miss. Visit Sportfish Reading for a full weekend of all things salmon, you will have a chance to test cast the latest tackle with the designers and professional demonstrators on hand to show you how to get the most from it.
Our all star line up includes:-
Ian Gordon – Hardy & Greys leading salmon tackle designer, instructor, fishing holiday host, and former spey casting champion – Ian is the real deal ‘Mr Salmon’.
Scott Mackenzie – Scott is one of the nicest guys on the salmon fishing scene. Perhaps the most successful spey casting champion of recent years and owner of the Mackenzie tackle company.
Hakan Norling – Hakan is one of the most impressive and experienced anglers around and has had a major influence on how we fly fish for salmon in the modern era. Hakan represents Guideline.
Jim Fearn – AAPGAI master instructor will be on the Guide Fly Fishing stand representing Sage, Rio, Redington, Vision, McLean Nets and C&F Design. Jim is a hugely experienced salmon angler.
Companies supporting the event include:–
International Fishing Travel Companies
Farlows Travel – Atlantic Salmon Reserve
Roxtons – Salmon fishing in Russia, Norway and Iceland
Fly Fisher Group – Russia and Iceland
Fly Odyssey – Russia, Iceland
UK Salmon Fishing booking agents
FishPal – The best place to book Scottish salmon fishing online.
Wye & Usk Foundation – Book fishing on the Wye, Usk and Towy online.
Salmon Fishing Tackle Suppliers
Hardy & Greys
Guide Fly Fishing – Sage, Rio, Redington, McLean Nets, Vision and C&F Design
Fulling Mill Flies
Fly Fish Europe – Simms, Scott Fly Rods, Scientific Anglers Fly Lines
Entry to the event is FREE and there will be refreshments available right through the weekend.
Opening Times Saturday – 9.00am – 5.30pm Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm. A schedule of demonstration times will posted shortly.
Salmon Spectacular Show Running Order
Saturday 5th April
- 10.30 am – Jim Fearn – Guide Fly Fishing – Choosing the correct salmon fishing fly line.
- 11.30 am – Ian Gordon – Hardy & Greys – Speycasting with Hardy tackle designer, instructor and guide.
- 12. 30 pm – Hakan Norling – Guideline – Tying salmon flies the Scandinavian way from the inventor of the famous temple dog fly.
- 2.00 pm – Steve Peterson – Fly Fish Europe – Three simple steps to the perfect speycast.
- 2.45 pm- Scott Mackenzie – Mackenzie Fly Fishing – Casting with three times World Speycasting Champion.
- 3.30 pm – Hakan Norling – Guideline – Guide to Scandinavian style salmon fishing.
Sunday 6th April
- 10.30 am – Ian Gordon – Hardy & Greys – Speycasting with Hardy tackle designer, instructor and guide.
- 11.30 am – Scott Mackenzie – Mackenzie Fly Fishing – Casting with three times World Speycasting Champion
- 12. 30 pm – Hakan Norling – Guideline – tying salmon flies the Scandinavian way
- 1.30 pm – Jim Fearn – Guide Fly Fishing – Choosing the correct salmon fishing fly line
- 2.15 pm – Steve Peterson – Fly Fish Europe – Three simple steps to the perfect speycast
Haywards Farm, Theale, Reading, RG7 4AS