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Strong orders for new product ensured that the Tackle & Guns Trade Show 2013 remained buoyant, with exhibitors reporting good business.

With 1,738 visitors over two days in October, that equates to 607 individual retail outlets attending. Of these, 425 sold fishing tackle and 344 sold shooting equipment (there was a certain amount of crossover with some selling in both sectors, hence the figures not tallying).

All the signs were that those who did turn out were keen to see new gear, make new contacts and place some orders.

The Shooting Trade Show – encapsulated within the main event – was a big success once again.

Alongside regular giant names such as John Rothery Wholesale, Air Arms, Range Right, Sportsmarketing, Thomas Jacks, Deben and Seeland were some strong newcomers or returners.

Highland Outdoors brought its own stand and a separate one for Ridgeline clothing, Daystate unveiled its latest Wolverine airgun and hosted Marocchi guns and Idleback chairs too, while Baleno and Chiruca were welcome overseas exhibitors, showing off technical clothing and footwear respectively.

The airgun, night-vision, airsoft and Petron’s archery range all gave visitors the chance to try out the latest kit before ordering.
On the tackle side, major names such as Shimano/Normark, Pure Fishing, Hardy & Greys, Nash, Fox, Daiwa, Preston Innovations and Fladen were joined by Frenzee, Bluezone showcasing Sasame and Artico gear, Ashima UK and GoPro cameras, among others. Bait was a key factor in the event once more – Marukyu, Old Ghost, Dynamite Baits, Crafty Catcher, Pallatrax, Sonubaits and
more had plenty to tempt dealers.

Meanwhile, lure fishing seems to have really taken off in the last 12 months or so. One whole section showcased major brands offered through the likes of Top Water Lures, Lure Heaven UK, Tronix and Ecogear.

Many of the stands found themselves very busy and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, once more.

Nick Marlow, at Japanese bait expert Marukyu UK, said:
“Once again it was a fantastically professional event and you
delivered a very high calibre of customer.
“People had commented that numbers were down but I did not notice that myself.”

Tony Belas, boss of airgun maker Daysate, revealed:
“We had a great show and the amount of forethought that went into the show and the gala night was not lost on us. Can I take this opportunity to book for next year?”

Liza Lavender at BSA Guns, returning after a short break, commented:
“We felt it was beneficial for us to exhibit this year. Both in relationship building with our dealer network and from the business generated, we consider it to have been a successful show.”

Lee Morris at IPC Media added:
“For us the show delivered on ‘quality not quantity’ once again and looking through order books this morning that certainly seems to be the case.”

While Jenny Jupp, sales office manager for John Rothery Wholesale, said:
“We had a very good show – the best ever.”

And Range Right boss Gill Peters said:
“Another good year. Less visitors but what I heard a lot was that ‘the quality and variety’ of the retailers were still there. They came, did the deal and went. Which suited us down to the ground!”

And visitors enjoyed the event, too, typified by Alan and Jay Tyler, from Alan’s Air Rifles in Rotherham, who remarked:
"Thanks to DHP for organising both the T&G Trade Show and gala dinner. We had a great time at the dinner, made new friends in the gun trade and picked up some great deals at the show on Monday.”



Free Premier League soccer hoarding advertising worth £2,500, countless show-only discounts and hundreds of product launches.
These are just some of the reasons to make sure that you come to the Tackle & Guns Trade Show on October 13th and 14th at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
But, among all the prize draws, money-off deals, show specials and new gear, arguably the most compelling reason to visit is that tickets are FREE OF CHARGE.

Once there, head on over to the Pallatrax stand for a prize draw with the chance to win perimeter advertising at a football match with a potential global audience of 300 million or tickets to top-flight matches at Wembley.

Plenty of exhibitors will be offering special discounts and deals ONLY available during the show weekend.

Wader and rainwear expert Vass has been kitting out the national sea fishing teams with bespoke waterproofs.
The firm will be offering stand visitors the chance to win official Team Vass edition sea fishing smocks during the weekend.

After stealing the show last year, Range Right is back with its biggest stand ever and even more offerings, from Salvinelli and Sabatti guns to Kral airguns and its own Solutions brand of accessories too.

Highland Outdoors has two stands this year – one for clothing brand Ridgeline and the other for the rest of its line-up, including some terrific shotgun launches from Webley & Scott, not to mention some real eye-catchers from Rossi like the Circuit Judge and Howa’s Stealth Hunter combo.

Newcomer and top Irish supplier Ardee Sports will be unveiling its Silma Guns while Deben and Thomas Jacks are both promising a number of big launches that dealers have been waiting for for a while.

Idleback chairs will be on the Marocchi/Daystate stand, keen to sign up retailers as its success continues. And Daystate itself is promising the unveiling of a rather special 12ft/lb version of its amazing Wolverine airgun – although no more details will be available until the show itself.

BSA Optics – returning after a break – is promising a string of scope launches, too.

Other big draws will include top angler and England international Will Raison answering questions on Old Ghost bait, fly brand Turrall hosting Dominic Garnett, who has become a household name catching coarse fish on the fly (Sunday only), along with one or two other surprises.

Look out for new brands from Funky Products and Tronix, plus new gear from Snowbee, while hook brand Sasame and Italian rod giant Artico are also there via England sea fishing manager Neil Bryant.

Other new names to look out for over the weekend include Merlin Archery – which is a leader in the field – plus more diversification from quality leather-belt supplier Pampeano and sporting toilet-seat maker LooPrints.

Belgian outdoor-clothing specialist Baleno makes a welcome return – the first time under its own brand name – while Spanish boot maker Chiruca will also be in attendance.

Talking of returners, look out too for Frenzee, which is promising rod, reel, pole and accessory launches, bait maker Crafty Catcher and the relaunch of Muck Boots.

With established names rubbing shoulders with newcomers, it looks set to be the most diverse and exciting show ever.



Moonfleet Angling is unveiling two brands at the T&G Trade Show, which it believes dealers will be keen to get hold of.

P-Line is a well-established line manufacturer which has never had a UK distributor until now.

Moonfleet’s managing director, Paul Hardy explained: “P-line is a top quality line with some big names as pro staffers. Its stop knot glue was runner up as new product of the year at the EFTTEX show earlier in the year. I will be showing the full range of lines at the show.”

The second brand is Yuki, one of the biggest European brands on the market, covering many different sectors and six of the top sea fishing world teams use its products from choice.

Two-times world champion Alan Price is on the pro-staff for Moonfleet Angling, one of the best-known surf anglers in the business and keen advocate of Yuki gear.

He claims the Continental rods are second to none and all can cast 250g. But these are not just high-end rods – one in the range retails for just £20 which, says Paul, can pick a kayak off the floor!

It has also landed a 40lb tope and Paul added: “I personally landed 55lb of cod in Norway with one, the carbon and glass technology developed in Japan is what makes these rods sought after by all the champions and amateurs alike.”

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If you haven’t done so already, make sure you book tickets for the Sunday night Gala Dinner.

Always a popular part of the weekend, you can relax, unwind, network and – this year – hear from UKIP leader Nigel Farage.

Nigel is not only a well-known politician, but also an enthusiastic angler and shooter and will be speaking at this year’s dinner, covering everything from politics to field sports.

Once again, the Tackle & Guns Gala Dinner will be held at The Chesford Grange Hotel, located conveniently near Stoneleigh Park, on Sunday, October 13th.

The cost of the ticket has been subsidised by event organiser DHP Ltd, allowing you to purchase your tickets for just £35+VAT per person.

Tickets are available on a strictly first-come-first-served basis and are limited to 400 people, so please confirm your booking today to ensure you receive your ticket for this not-to-be-missed event.

To book your tickets please contact Emma Bown:
Tel: +44 (0)1327 315404 
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Big names, newcomers and old faces are in the mix for this year’s Tackle & Guns Trade Show…

You can now register for your FREE tickets to the Tackle & Guns Trade Show, which this year promises the widest range of suppliers ever.
Tickets are ONLY available online and all you need to do to get yours is fill out the simple form on this page.

Registering for the UK’s only fishing and shooting trade event is quick and easy and you can sign up for your tickets any time until midday Friday, October 11th, 2013. With this year promising a more diverse collection of suppliers than ever, now is the time to ensure you and your staff will be in attendance – and, as always, it won't cost you anything!

Alongside the biggest names in the UK fishing and shooting trade are some major international names, from as far afield as Japan, China and New Zealand, among others. Outside of the main tackle, gun, clothing and associated accessories, this year you will again find multifunctional-headwear supplier Buff and walking-stick expert Classic Canes. There will be boxes and decoys from Flambeau, archery gear from Petron and Merlin and gundog products from Sporting Saint.

Publishing houses DHP, IPC and Bauer and advertising, creative agency and show sponsor Dupree Creative will all be in attendance and there’ll also be EPOS and retail solutions from Intelligent Retail as well as Care Plus bug and insect repellents and even fieldsports-illustrated toilet seats – courtesy of first-timer Looprints!
With tackle for everything from carp and catfish to match, pole, coarse and sea or shotguns, airguns and airsoft, there really is something for everyone.

The Tackle & Guns Trade Show has also been promised one or two world firsts as well as major product/brand launches throughout the weekend.

What are you waiting for? Get your FREE visitor tickets ordered – you won’t regret it. Click here to order now.

Time is now running out to book stand space so if you’re still planning to exhibit then we seriously urge you to contact us today, before it’s too late!
For further details or to book stand space, contact show organiser, Sean O’Driscoll. Tel: 01327 315407   Mob: 07788 922976   E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it



Major brands show their commitment to the UK’s only fishing and shooting trade event…

Some of the biggest names in the fishing and shooting world have already booked their stands for this year’s Tackle & Guns Trade Show.
Keen to take advantage of the chance to showcase their products in front of up to 750 retail buyers over two days, they will also benefit from as much editorial exposure as possible between now and the event on October 13th and 14th – both in print and online.

On the gun side and boosting an already busy Shooting Trade Show, top airgun manufacturers Daystate and BSA Guns have confirmed stand space.

Daystate is looking at bringing a shooting simulator for dealers to try products out in a fun environment and is also rumoured to be planning something extra special, which you won’t want to miss!
BSA Guns, meanwhile, will not only be bringing along the latest airguns and special-edition models but will also be showcasing a selection of its vast and popular range of scopes.
It also looks like it’ll be sharing its stand with partner firm Gamo UK and the Laser Genetics collection of night-vision alternatives.

Big names in tackle, including Shimano Normark and Daiwa – both of which are regular attendees – have also confirmed they will be returning this year, as has Fladen Fishing, which traditionally takes up another of the larger stands at the show.

Big overseas brands continue to look enviously at the UK market, with Belgian clothing giant Baleno showing off its apparel for both the fishing and hunting market and Spanish footwear expert Chiruca exhibiting a huge range of boots for both markets in Hall 2.

Also on the footwear front, Skee-Tex returns with its thermal boots while sunglasses expert Eyelevel has confirmed its usual stand.
Pallatrax is back again, this time alongside the new Lone Angler brand, which is offering its bait products to dealers.
Retailers wanting something a bit different should go and see the latest angling Buffs at the Buffera stand, as well as Grakka with the Bradley Smoker range.

In addition, Keeble Agencies has a stand by the main entrance and will be demonstrating its CarePlus range of kit including anti-insect gel and Tick-Test, the rapid test for lyme bacteria.

If you agree that showcasing your products in front of all the major players in the trade will improve your sales in 2014 then contact Sean O’Driscoll today.

And remember – the sooner you book your space, the more editorial coverage you can receive in the build up to the show!

For exhibiting enquiries:
Contact: Sean O’Driscoll  
T: 01327 315407   M: 07788 922976   
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shooting trade show

The organisers of the T&G Show gave the gun industry its very own shooting event. The project – which actually ran at the T&G Show – was called the Shooting Trade Show.
A special area was set aside to produce a show within the T&G Trade Show, featuring many gun-trade exhibitors, countless visiting shooting retailers, a pavilion for the prestigious British Gun Trade Association (GTA), business and trade seminars and talks, a huge prize giveaway, expanded shooting ranges and much, much more.

The show had a packed seminar timetable, offering advice on websites and the law, questions answered directly by the GTA, and gundog demonstrations.

airSOFT range

The chance to try out the latest in airsoft developments.

Casting Pool

Before ordering, you could try out game rods, lines and reels in the popular casting pool.

Lure Tank

The chance to see how fishing lures work and watch the actions at first hand, courtesy of this special feature run by Top Water Lures.

Airgun Ranges

Customers could have a go with the latest airguns from all the leading brands.

Night-Vision Range

The dark tunnel is always popular, and this was the place to go if you wanted to find out how night-vision technology can make more money for your business.

Archery RangeS

This was where to try out the latest archery offerings from top manufacturers.

Full Length Pole Displays

All the 2013 models at full length!