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We'll bring you the very latest News regarding The Big One, Five Farnborough, 2018. Who's joining us, what Angling Celebrities will be where and what time (if presenting in the Seminar Theatre) - The Big One just keeps getting bigger. Don't miss the breaking news, bookmark this page and return for more and more updates as the event approaches.

Fabtrays Competition winners

The two lucky winners of the Fabtrays week one competition are;

Andrew Lofts from Immington, near Grimsby, you’ve won the standard Feeder Arm

Peter Craig from Durham You’ve won the 4 Rod Pod

Congratulations to you both, you have a received a message from Ray Best, please respond ASAP

The Big One would like to thank Fabtrays for this great competition and to you our followers for supporting it so well.

Team Fishface Promotions

Latest news from the Big One 2018 HQ

It’s all systems go at the Big One 2018 HQ, with new exhibitors being added daily, tickets absolutely flying out and regular meetings with the venue owners, to ensure we get everything right for you the visiting anglers.

With over 180 different stands now booked and confirmed, the Team at Fishface Promotions are doing absolutely everything we can to ensure that our first show in the new Exhibition Hall at Farnborough runs as smoothly as possible.

So keep on popping back for all the show news and exhibitor information as it happens.

Team Fishface Promotions

RAD Angling Week Two Competition

RAD Angling Ltd are returning to the Big One 2018 and to give you a taste of what they will have on offer, the Rotherham based company are offering two excellent prizes in this week’s Competition

PRIZE ONE – Acryglow™
Made from 3K black carbon fibre, the R.A.D. Angling Acryglow™ is a twist activated LED extension, that is an addition to our existing bankware range to assist accurate ‘wrapping’ even in darkness.
Featuring an internal compartment and interchangeable acrylic tops, complete with a 3mm isotope slot (isotope not included), the Acryglow ™ is available in a choice of 10 colours.
Designed, patented and manufactured by R.A.D. Angling Limited in the United Kingdom.

Note: Sold as a pair, complete with Cotswold Aquarius case, (green) or (camo), allen key and a manual.

Plus a one day ticket to the Big One 2018

PRIZE TWO – Distance Kit Standard

Distance Sticks are supplied with interchangeable acrylic tops and are now available as a 20” or 30” stick (see product options for more info).
Our ultralight 20” and 30” distance sticks are constructed from 3K black carbon fibre. With a hardwearing aluminium point, and a highly visible fluorescent acrylic tip section with a 25 × 3mm isotope slot for use after dark (isotope not included).
R.A.D. Angling also supply the ‘Sturdy Stick’ to compliment the Distance Stick kit. Made from black engineering grade acetal, these are pushed into the ground until flush with the surface, which then accommodate the distance stick snugly, and facilitates easy Distance Stick removal for safekeeping, whilst the Sturdy Stick remains in situ to maintain the required distance The sturdy stick has a slot to accommodate a 12 × 2mm isotope (isotope not included).

Our Distance Stick kit winner will recieve 2 x Distance Sticks, 2 x Sturdy Sticks and a bespoke Sturdy Stick removal tool.

Plus a one day ticket to the Big One 2018

To enter this competition, simply follow us on Facebook;

Then follow the instructions on the image and comment either PRIZE ONE or PRIZE TWO

We will be announcing the two lucky winners on Saturday the 20th of January at 19.00hrs (7.00PM)

Good Luck to you all!

Team Fishface Promotions

Fen Spirit Return to the Big One 2018

For all of you who missed them at last years show, here’s a bit of an insight into what this company are all about.

Fenlands Spirits and Liqueurs

Fen Spirits produce a range of flavoured spirits and liqueurs. We are a small family run business producing such delights as Toffee Vodka, Flavoured Gins and even a Whisky Liqueur.

All their products are produced by hand at their home in the heart of the Fen. 6 miles outside Wisbech.

Each bottle is filled and carefully waxed and stamped with our seal of approval on the top.

For all of you over enjoyed their free samples last year, you can find Anthony and his team on stand No.157 and if you like your stipple with a twist, then Fen Spirit is well worth a visit.


Subscribe to win prizes

Do you want to stay up to date with all the latest show info and news?

If you subscribe to The Big One news letter, you will instantly be entered into our PRIZE DRAW.

We will be randomly selecting 3 lucky winners from all subscribers and each will win a £50 bundle of bait supplied by our show sponsors Crafty Catcher.

To subscribe simply go to the site navigation bar, go to “The Big One Info” and click on “Newsletter Signup” and subscribe.

We will be announcing the lucky winners at the end of February, so sign up now or you might miss out!


Fabtray Giveaway

To celebrate their second year exhibiting at the Big One, Midlands based Fabtrays are giving away two great prizes in this the first of many weekly giveaways in the build up to the Big One 2018.

Two lucky winners can win either a Standard Feeder Arm in black or one of their exceptionally popular 4 Rod Pods, also in black. To personalise each prize you can choose the colour of the Thumb Wheels.

to enter this competition all you have to do is follow us on Facebook and follow the instructions on the image.

To find us on Facebook, simply use the following link;

We're going competition crazy

As per usual, in the build up to the Big One 2018, we’ll be giving away loads of tackle, bait and ticket prizes on our Facebook Page.

We’ll be giving away products from many of the big brands including Korda, Sonik Sports, Guru, Bait-Tech WE Products, Fabtrays, Copdock Mill and Ridgemonkey to name just a few!

We’ll have competitions in the build up to the show to suit all anglers, so keep visiting our Facebook page and follow us to stay right up to date with all the competition news.

Team Fishface Promotions

The Big One Christmas VIP Bucket Giveaway Winners are announced

The four lucky winners of our Christmas VIP Bucket giveaway are;

CARP – Ian Checkley from London

MATCH – Jay Thomas from Welwyn Garden City

COARSE – Robert Simmons from Walton le Dale Leyland Lancs

SEA – Brian Prater from Maidenhead

Congratulations to all the winners, can you please send us a message with your Name and full deliver address, so we can get your tickets to you ASAP

For all who entered and missed out, we’ll be running competitions with tickets and bait or tackle prizes every week leading up to the show.

So keep coming back for all the latest news leading up to the show of the year!

Happy 2018

The team at Fishface Promotions Ltd would like to wish all of our Exhibitors and most importantly, YOU the angling public, a Happy & Prosperous 2018.

Keep coming back to our page for all the weekly Ticket & tackle competitions news, show updates and venue news as it becomes available.

Have a fantastic night, stay safe and we’ll see you all at the Big One 2018

Team Fishface Promotions

The Big One Christmas VIP Bucket Giveaway

To wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and as a way of saying thank you for your massive support in 2017.

The Fishface Promotions team are giving away 4 VIP BUCKETS worth over £85 each!

1 Coarse, 1 Match, 1 Carp & 1 Sea are up for grabs!

To enter the Competition, all you have to do is follow us on Facebook and follow the instructions on the Competition

We will announce the winners on New Year’s Day and will select the winners at random, from those who have posted!

To find us on Facebook, go to the top of this page and and click on the Facebook logo or copy and past the link below;

Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New year from all the team at FISHFACE PROMOTIONS


Ticket News

IF you are buying standard or VIP Tickets for the Big One 2018 as Christmas presents. Please be advised that we can only guarantee pre Christmas delivery on tickets ordered before 15.30 hours on Wednesday the 20th of December.

We will still be taking your ticket orders over the Christmas period but please allow extra delivery time based on the seasonal Bank Holidays.

Team Fishface Promotions

Downloadable Floor plan now available on the Exhibitors list

After listening to comments on our social media pages in reference to the Floor plan on the Exhibitors page being to small to read, we have now sorted this issue out!

If you visit the Exhibitors page, directly above the floor plan image is a line of text which give you full instruction on how to download and save the floor plan.

Once downloaded, you can enlarge it enabling you to find your favourite exhibitors and stand locations, to ensure you know exactly where they will be at the Big One 2018.

Team Fishface Promotions

Welcome to the Big One 2018

There is nothing better than a day out with your mates and thousands of other like minded anglers. The Big One 2018 will see us in our new home, with all the stars, exhibitors and new gear from all of the top brands on display. You can try out new Rods, Poles, Reels and all other accessories hands on. Giving you the opportunity to make the right choice and pick up all the gear that you want, with an army of exhibitor staff on hand to give you the right advice.

Add to this a huge number of retailers offering exceptional deals and you know that a day out at the Big One 2018 is a fantastic experience, making this the show to visit every year

All tickets are now on sale, including VIP’s and it’s already looking like being another record breaking year.

To keep up to date with all show news including Exhibitor lists, celebrity’s attending and much much more, we’ll keep you right up to date.

Team Fishface Prmotions

A sneaky peak of the new home of the Big One

Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre have recently released this time lapse video to Fishface Promotions. It illustrates the amount of work that has gone into the construction of the facilities new indoor exhibition hall. This state of the art structure will be the permanent new home of The Big One from 2018 onward.

Fishface Promotions will be keeping you right up to date with all the information about our new home over the coming weeks. So, until then, please take a peek at the video below to see how impressive the new exhibition hall is!

Team Fishface Promotions

The Big One 2018 ticket update

Fishface Promotions would like say a very big thank you to all our customers. Your response to our tickets going on sale has been overwhelming. We just want you to know that the tickets will all be posted before the end of September.

We have just come back from a site visit to the new venue. It is truly stunning. We are all very excited and hope you will love it too.

Team Fishface Promotions

The Big One 2018 Ticket News

Tickets are now on sale for the Big One 2018. For all anglers wanting a VIP ticket please book early to avoid disappointment later.

On all booking in September, you will receive an email confirmation and receipt for your booking and your tickets will be with you in early October.

After this period, all tickets will; arrive within 5 working days of booking.

Many Thanks
Team Fishface Promotions

The Big One 2018 Ticket News

All tickets including VIP’s will be going on sale in Early September. We will be publishing regular notifications and updates to make sure you can get the ticket you need for the show in 2018.

Team Fishface Promotions

Record crowds visit the Big One 2017

The Big One 2017 was graced with glorious sunshine and warm temperatures, which meant the anglers turn out in their thousands to attend the show.

The new layout worked incredibly well, which made mores space for people to walk around, even in the more popular areas of the arena.. The 5m wide isles we packed but moving around was hassle free with all visitors showing a very obliging attitude.

The Final tally has not yet been confirmed but we are 100% sure that the show was better attended than the previous year.

Team Fishface Promotions would like to thank you the anglers and all of this years exhibitors for making the Big One the show of the year yet again!

Team Fishface Prmotions

To purchase tickets online visit our Ticket Sales Page, or if you prefer call us on 0345 873 1900