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UK’s largest consumer fishing show is sold


The UK’s largest fishing show has been sold for the second time in six years.

The Big One, bought by the Bauer Media Group in February 2018, has been acquired by Kelsey Media, a publishing company based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. The acquisition also includes the Your Horse Live event and came into effect on February 1st.

Steve Prentice, UK Group Managing Director – Puzzles & Special Interest Bauer Media Group, said: “Both Your Horse Live and The Big One have consistently proved to be very successful events. However, our strategic priorities for the publishing business mean these two shows will not receive the attention they and their loyal audiences deserve.

“Kelsey Media already has a strong presence in the angling sector, with a growing number of consumer events, so it was the obvious partner. I would like to thank the events’ staff for all their hard work in recent years and wish them all success with Kelsey Media.”

Steve Wright, CEO of Kelsey Media, said: “We are delighted to bring The Big One online. It will sit alongside CARPology and Sea Angler in our fishing portfolio, giving us a fantastic platform to grow this area of our business.”

The Big One is the UK’s largest angling retail event with more than 200,000 visitors every year. It was most recently held at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre in March last year and is due to take place from March 1st and 2nd this year.

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