Top brands sign up for The Big One consumer show in the UK
Shimano, Sonik, Delkim, Rapala VMC, Dynamite Baits, Greys, Korda, Leeda, Normark, Okuma and Prologic are just some of the top brands signed up to exhibit at The Big One Show in the UK on March 4th and 5th.
With the event in Farnborough still a month away, more than 130 brands and retailers have signed up for the long-running tackle showcase, which has attracted around 20,000 visitors in the past.
The show’s organiser, Bauer Media, was last week forced to postpone its other The Big One Show at Stoneleigh, scheduled for April 1st and 2nd, owing it said to ‘a lack of support from some key brands and last-minute stand cancellations.’
But it’s full steam ahead for Farnborough, with Bauer saying: “The show has great manufacturer support and strong ticket sales. We will move some of the feature content from Stoneleigh to complement the Farnborough show and make it even bigger and better than before.”
The Lure Live area will return for the first time since 2019, with more than 70 predator-based brands in attendance, making it the biggest collection of lure fishing brands and experts ever seen in the UK. There will be a giant tank for live demonstrations from some of lure fishing’s best proponents, while other major features include the Big One Pole Alley and the Bivvy Village.
Other key brands on the growing exhibitor list, some of them returning after COVID, include Dinsmores, Fjuka, Sticky Baits, Guru, Carp Spirit, Solar Tackle, Orvis, Reuben Heaton, Ridge Monkey, Trakker and Nutrabaits.
A strong line-up of guest speakers is headlined by Ali Hamidi, Dave Levy and Nick Speed, along with Angling Times Theatre host Des Taylor and Main Stage host Rob Hughes.
Bauer is also adamant that Stoneleigh will be back. “We’d like to stress that this isn’t the end for The Big One Stoneleigh,” says the Peterborough-based angling business. “Once we have more manufacturers’ support we will look at bringing the event back to the Midlands, where there is a strong and passionate angling base.”