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Big Boys Back T&G Show. (June 2015)

Some of the biggest names in the business are back at this year’s Tackle & Guns Trade Show, proving what a key event it continues to be.
As the first official floorplan for the 2015 venture is released, major players including Fox, Leeda, Preston Innovations, Snowbee, Gardner and Fulling Mill on the fishing side, and shooting names like John Rothery Wholesale, BSA, ASI, Deben and Hawke, Range Right, Air Arms and Daystate/Brocock are among those confirming their attendance.

This year’s show – set for Sunday and Monday, October 11th and 12th, at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire – will see a new-look layout designed to help exhibitors and visitors alike take advantage of growing trends and expanding market sectors.
One of the most exciting plans will see a major expansion of the lure fishing area. The lure tank proved so popular last year that it has been given a central role at the event, with plenty of space for related companies to exhibit nearby and use the tank to showcase their own products.
The ever-popular casting pool has been moved in front of the major fly fishing suppliers such as Snowbee, Fulling Mill, Veniards, St George Sporting Richard Wheatly and Hopkins & Holloway.

The Shooting Trade Show – a key element of the weekend – returns with some of the biggest brands in the business and a series of features.
Alongside the usual airgun range will be Petron’s archery range and two special night-vision areas, one dedicated to products from Thomas Jacks and the other free for any exhibitors to use and demonstrate their latest gear. Meanwhile, Daystate is understood to be bringing its own shooting range, which will be on its stand for dealers to try out their skills.

Deben’s Hawke Optics brand has been given a new look and will be very much in evidence during the show, while the organisers also welcome back Casstrom, Midland Diving Equipment, BA Blades, Ardee Sports and BBB Investments with its COAST torches, among others.
Clothing expert Bonart and specialist tackle suppliers Gardner and Catmaster are joined in the ‘link’ section once again by Rosker, which impressed dealers last year with its Primus and Brunton gear.

The organiser of The Big One fishing show – FishFace Promotions – will also be on hand to discuss its next event.

In the other hall, Preston Innovations and its range of brands – Korum, Avid Carp and Sonubaits – will be showcasing a massive selection of new gear, as will Leeda, Wychwood and MAP. TIME Inc, which publishes Angler’s Mail, will be in evidence as usual, while Taska, Frenzee and Rod Hutchinson will all be making a welcome return.
Fox International, with its Matrix and Fox Rage brands, is looking forward to keeping dealers busy with a host of launches.

Show organiser and DHP managing director Sean O’Drsicoll said: “It’s great to have so many big names rebooking already for the event – we know it is a must-attend for those serious about unveiling new gear and talking to dealers.

“With the addition of the lure tank in a more central location, we believe that the event is well poised to take advantage of a major growth area in angling and are confident that lure fishing manufacturers and suppliers will be keen to get involved and use the tank to demonstrate their latest gear.
“We’re also looking to build on the success of the fly fishing area, traditionally a vital part of the mix, and the casting pool’s new location should allow suppliers even easier access to demonstrate what they have on offer.
“Getting hands-on with product and discussing with the manufacturers and distributors is what this event is all about and, once again, the airgun, archery and night-vision ranges will play their part in The Shooting Trade Show.”

The redesign ensures there’s plenty of space for companies to find the ideal space to exhibit and, with prices held for this year, there’s never been a better time to showcase and sell your products to around 700 fishing and shooting retailers.