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See The Hungry Carper at the Big One 2017

Hungry Carper will be exhibiting at the Big One for the first time in 2017. For those of you who don’t know who they are, we spoke to the man in charge Anton, who put together a bit of info so you know who they are and what they have to offer you the angler.

The Hungry Carper is a brand new concept bought to you by Anton Takacs and his team. Combining over 25 years experience in the butchery trade, along with their passion for angling, they have created these session packs tailored to all manner of fishing trips.

Being a keen angler himself, Anton was getting fed-up with ‘convenient’ dried noodle type snacks to keep him going, and decided it was time to bring some quality ingredients to the bankside, without losing the convenience! The boxes contain the highest quality meat to see you through breakfast, lunch and dinner, for as many days as your planned trip. Also included are suggested recipes and tips.

Delivery is available through the UK on a next-day delivery service and all P&P costs are included in the cost of the box.

You will find The Hungry Carper on stand No.84A

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PVA Fishing Tackle at the Big One 2017

Another first time exhibitor Gloucestershire based PVA Fishing Tackle. This PVOH Polymers company, are a Global leaders in water soluble technology.

PVOH Polymers is a British Research and Development company committed to developing new and innovative products from Drug/ Detergent delivery and health care to reducing plastic waste entering our waterways causing detriment to our fish stocks and wildlife though polymer solubility and biodegradation.

This innovative company will be demonstrating their products on stand No.103

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Experience the most realistic Angling Game at the Big One 2017

Dovetail Games, the multi award-winning developer and publisher has announced that following on from its successful release on Xbox One, Dovetail Games Euro Fishing will be launching on PlayStation®4 system on Tuesday 11th April 2017. The game is available to pre-order in Europe, Australia and New Zealand at a 20% discount from today and will launch in the USA with a 20% discount for a short period of time.

Whether you are a fishing beginner or angling pro, Euro Fishing authentically and accurately replicates the feeling of real fishing from the comfort of your sofa. Welcome to the great indoors!

Game modes include “Freedom Fishing” where you can practice on any of the 5 venues included in the game, fish at your own pace to try and catch the one of the many boss fish such as the “Big Plated” or the “Box Common” hiding below the surface or you can compete against friends and other liked minded anglers in our fast paced “Tournament Fishing” mode where catches are tracked and recorded in time limited matches to move up the global leader board to become the best angler in the world!

To add that extra level of realism to the game, Simon Scott, the UK’s leading fish behavior expert, has provided advice and guidance to help ensure the fish AI for the game is as realistic as possible and with fully licensed content from world-leading manufacturers including Korda, Delkim, Mainline, Sonik Sports, RAD Angling, and Wofte Clothing the game has that true authentic edge

Dovetail Games will be on stand No.88

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See the new Augmented Reality App at the Big One 2017

Raymarine is pleased to announce an all-new version of its popular Wi-Fish mobile app for use with Dragonfly-PRO and Wi-Fish CHIRP Sonar systems. The app has been expanded and now includes Augmented Reality Viewing of your saved waypoints and fishing hot-spots.

The app works with the GPS, compass and camera in your smartphone or tablet to show precisely where you are in relation to your saved waypoints. The name, symbol, bearing and range to each waypoint is displayed as a dynamic overlay on a real-time view of the waterway in front of you.

Simply pan your smartphone or tablet 360° across the horizon, the precise positions of your waypoints are shown on the live camera feed. This makes it easier than ever to locate your favorite fishing spots and navigate right to them!

To see demonstrations on this adn all the other products in the Raymarine range visit stand No.21

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Have a play with the new Browning pole range at the Big One 2017

Browning are making many friends in the match angling fraternities and looking at their 2017 pole range it’s no wonder why!

To demonstrate the new range, they’ll have 3 pole waggling areas on Pole Alley so everyone can have a go with minimal waiting time.

You can meet the Browning team and try the 2017 range for yourself. One that you shouldn’t miss out on is the new Sphere simply out of this world plus second generation Z9-2 Z8-2 and Z7-2 all worthy of a waggle.

You will find Browning on stand No.127

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Meet the Maver UK stars at the Big One 2017

Maver Uk return tot the Big One 2017 with a small army of experienced anglers on hand to offer advice on their ever growing, comprehensive of match angling equipment.

Callum Dicks (top left) is a former under 22 World Champion and is now a member of the Senior England team. A very experiences head on young shoulders and he will be on hand on both the Saturday & Sunday. Graham Dack (top right0 is an experienced match angler and has fished at top level for many years accruing a number of prestigious accolades along the way. He is a 2 x former Mega Match This finalist and holds the current UK silverfish match weight record at 235lbs – a record which still stands today. Graham will be on hand on both the Saturday & Sunday.

On the Saturday only with be Graham Millar (bottom left) along with Graham Dack (bottom right) offering loads of useful tips and advice to all who ask.

You can find Maver UK on stand No.5

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Win with Korda & Guru in week 7 of our Facebook give away

With just over 2 weeks to go until the doors open on the Big One 2017, the Facebook give away competitions just keep on getting bigger and better.

Week 7 offer two great terminal tackle prizes prizes that will wet the appetite of most anglers.

The first bundle consists of £50 worth of terminal tackle from Essex based Korda and ideally suited to the carp and specialist angler.

Bundle two is from the rising stars of the match terminal tackle industry Guru. this prize also contains goods to the value of £50

To win one of these superb prizes plus 2 × 1 day tickets to the show simply follow the instructions below;

You need to follow us on Facebook. To find us, simply cut and paste the link below or click on the Facebook logo on the top of this page

https://www.facebook.com/The-Big-One-177253775649476/?fref=ts

This competition ends on Saturday the 25th of March and the winners will be selected at random and announced at 1900 hours (7.00pm) that evening.

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Fishspy Underwater Camera at the Big One 2017

After last year’s success FishSpy are proud to announce we will be attending the ‘BIG ONE’ 2017 fishing show.

You will be able to talk to the designers of FishSpy and discuss how best to use a FishSpy camera for tactical carp fishing. Live video streaming demonstrations and connection tutorials will be taking place all day long, with plenty of new FishSpy video footage available to watch.

The full range of FishSpy underwater cameras and accessories will be available to purchase at the FishSpy stand, with the cameras for sale at the new low price of £149.95.

If you haven’t seen one of these, we promise they will truly open your eyes to a new underwater world. So make sure you come along and see what you’re missing!

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Food and beverages galore at the Big One 2017

As walking around the largest angling show in the UK is hard work, you’ll need somewhere to top up and the Big One has you covered. As per usual there will; be a multi selection of food and beverages available to the visiting masses, with an option to cover everyone’s needs. Everything from burgers, hot dogs, bacon rolls, noodles, even fish & chips will be available at this years show.

To wash your food down, there will also be a huge selection of hot and cold beverages available, plus a fully licences bar for those looking for something slightly stronger.

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Solar Tackle return to the Big One 2017

One of carp-fishing’s longest standing brands, Solar Tackle, will be in full force at this year’s Big One show in Farnborough on April 8th and 9th.

With a 30-year heritage, Solar Tackle’s reputation for innovation, quality and producing gear that you can drool over, is time served and well known. The launch of the all-new P1 stainless range in May 2016 proved that this UK-based manufacturer is still right at the cutting edge.

The full range of P1 ‘toys’ will be on show and there for you to inspect and play with until your heart’s content. Better still, this year’s show will see Solar Tackle unveil some of it’s new additions to the P1 range for the very first time (more details will be uploaded soon).
Accompanying the P1 items will be Solar Tackle’s entire comprehensive ranges of Titanium indicators, Advanced Rig Gear and baits, giving you plenty to keep you occupied, play with and test on the Solar Tackle stand in Hall 4.

Of course, Solar Tackle’s well-know faces will be in attendance and on hand for help, advice or just a chat about all things carpy, including Solar Tackle founder Martin Locke.

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Meet the Nisa Feeders team at the Big One 2017

For the second year running, Norfolk based Nisa Feeders will be in attendance at the Big One 2017.

Nick Larkin and his team will be on hand to offer words of wisdom and advice on all things feeder fishing related.

As well as offering a huge selection of feeders to cover all coarse fishing situations, there will be some exceptional deals on offer to all who visit the stand.

You’ll find Nisa Feeders on stand No. 187

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See the Daiwa 16 TDX Reel at the Big One 2017

If you’re a match angler who likes to use top end gear, then this will be right up your street.

Whilst at the Big One 2016, we highly recommend you visit the Daiwa Sports stand and have a look a the superb 16 TDX Reel. These feature packed beauties have absolutely everything you’d expect plus some new features that make this fixed spool reel stand out from the crowd.

To see these absolutely gorgeous reels and many other new products from Daiwa Sports for 2017, simply visit stand No.140

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Week 6 Ridgemonkey Facebook competition Winner

The two lucky winners of a Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster XL & two x 1 day tickets to The Big One 2017 are;

Sara Samain & Daniel Hamilton

Congratulations

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Share a ride to the Big One 2017

As with all large sporting events and exhibitions that expect big crowds, you can be assured of plenty of traffic on the roads, and the Big One is no exception.

To make parking easier and more efficient this year we have worked with the venue to ensure that we can get you parked and into the arena as quickly as possible.

To make this process even more efficient, if you share a ride with a few friends, not only will you save a few quid on petrol, you’ll make the time spent queuing to park that little bit quicker.

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Meet the Guru stars at the Big One 2017

For you lovers of all things Guru, you’ll be please to here that the Essex based terminal tackle giants will be exhibiting again at the Big One 2017. If you visit stand No.151 you’ll be able to meet Steve Ringer, Dean Macey, Adam Rooney & Pemb Wrighting who will all be in attendance on both days.

This star studded team will be on hand to answer all your questions, plus if you’re lucky, you might even get a selfie with your favourite Guru star.

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Tackle Fanatics bring their Exclusive Fox Warrior + range to the Big One 2017

Tackle Fanatics, in conjunction with Fox is proud to announce the appearance of their exclusive Fox Warrior + range of rods and landing net.

The Fox Warrior + rods and net have been built exclusively for Tackle Fanatics to our exacting specifications, so why not check them out at the Big One? In addition to their large range of Fox tackle,

Tackle Fanatics boasts a large range of items from Wychwood, Daiwa, Shimano, Nash, Century, Harrison, ATT, Solar, Korum, Korda, Trakker and many more.

Tackle Fanatics’ legendary low prices will be in evidence, and there will be unbeatable deals, while stocks last; why not go down to Stand 98 and take a look?

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Win with Ridgemonkey in week 6 of our Facebook give away

It’s week 6 of the Big One 2017 Facebook competitions and this week we’ve got a couple of nice prizes for all you carp anglers out there.

North West based Ridgemonkey are giving away two great prizes. You can win one of the new Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster XL’s, which now include the Utensils in a choice of Black or the original silver.

To make these prizes even better, we’ll be throwing in 2 × 1 day tickets to both lucky winners, so you can bring a friend along with you to enjoy the day.

To enter this competition, you need to follow us on Facebook. To find us, simply cut and paste the link below or click on the Facebook logo on the top of this page

https://www.facebook.com/The-Big-One-177253775649476/?fref=ts

This competition ends on Monday the 20th of March and the winners will be selected at random and announced at 1900 hours (7.00pm) that evening.

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Blueye Eyewear exhibit at the Big One 2017

First time exhibitors Blueye Eyewear have a global following based on top quality build and performance. so for those of you who haven’t heard of the compnay before, here is a bit of history and insight into the brand.

Blueye Eyewear was formed in Australia in 1995 and has been manufacturing glasses and goggles to meet the needs of sporting enthusiasts ever since. The firm has developed a range of eyewear that have use in a number of different sports and have the lens and frame combinations to suit any conditions. Along the way, Blueye has picked up awards such as Australian Design of the Year and Australia’s Powerhouse Museum Award, Science and Design.

Blueye Eyewear presently manufactures and distributes eyewear for Shooting, Motorsports, Fishing, Surfing, Kite surfing, Jet skiing, Water skiing, Wake boarding, Sailing, Wingsuit flying, Skydiving, Hang gliding, Paragliding, Snow skiing, Snowboarding, Polo / Equine as well as the Street market. More and more Polarized styles are being added to the range too. Prescription / Rx / Bifocal options are also available.

You will find Blueye Eyewear on stand No.155

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Meet the Carp Couture Clothing team at the Big One

Kent based Carp Couture Clothing will be in attendance at the Big One again this year, displaying and selling their full clothing and accessories range for 2017

One of the key product ranges on the stand is the newly released KP Range. To find out more about this new range from Carp Couture Clothing, click on the video below.

You can Find Carp Couture Clothing on stand No.14

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Get it on with "The Don" at the Big One 2017

After a 5 year absence, his royal craziness Derek “The Don” Ritchie returns to the Big One 2017.

Arguably the funniest man in carp fishing will appearing on the seminar stage in Theatre One hosted by Keith Arthur.

The Don has put together a slide show based around his big fish escapades with a finale that you wont want to miss!

You can catch the Don in theatre One from 11.30 until 12.30

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See the new Frenzee FXT Cargo Net at the Big One 2017

AS angler, we all carry way too much gear, meaning we need to use a barrow to transport it all around. The awkward thing is that the load is usually uneven and the smaller items are prone to falling, even when using bungees but Frenzee have come up with an excellent solution.

The FXT Cargo Net is made of heavy duty 5mm thick elastic netting which is durable and long lasting under any situation. This cargo net contains eight hooks for easy loading. When you want to load your trolley quickly and securely, this cargo net is the answer.

You can see this and all of the other new Frenzee products by visiting stand No.126

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See the new Nash Baits Candy Nut Crush at the Big One 2017

Introducing the newest addition to the Nash Baits Instant Action range. Candy Nut Crush. With a sweet creamy liquid profile, based on a highly digestible tiger nut base mix, the Candy Nut crush is good enough to eat.

What’s more with the whole Instant Action range buy two bags of boilies and get the third free. Making the bait an astonishing 5.32 a kilo. So if you want to give them abit more bait this spring then here’s your chance.

See this and all the other new baits from the Nash range by visiting stand No.96

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See the Trakker PUREFLO® Bait Filter System 17LTR at the Big One 2017

The Pureflo® Bait Filter System 17LTR has been purpose-designed to store anglers’ baits which are kept in liquid, and features a revolutionary lift, twist and stack process to drain off the liquid when accessing the contents – especially handy when spodding/Spombing where the angler doesn’t want to get covered in spod mix juice!

Once the bait has been used, the liquid that remains can be preserved or frozen for future use.

The oily, goodness-packed juice from a bucket of cooked hemp is wonderfully attractive to carp and perfect for rehydrating air-dried boilies. Larger baits such as boilies can be glugged and then the remaining liquid can be reapplied to another batch of baits, thus reducing liquid wastage.

You can see this and all the other products in the Trakker Products range by visiting stand No.128

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Fen Spirit to exhibit for the first time at the Big One 2017

Many of you long session anglers like to take a bottle of your favourite stipple with you (purely for medicinal purposes) to take the chill off those cold misty nights. If this is you, then we have a new exhibitor at the Big One 2017, that will be right up your street.

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 of our products are produced by hand at our 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 F on the top.

You can find Fen Spirit on stand No.198.

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See Free Spirit at Johnson Ross Tackle at the Big One 2017

Johnson Ross Tackle will have the full range of Free spirit rods on display at the Big One 2017. Everything from lure fishing right through to big catfish and carp rods are available in the Free Spirit range and at a price to suit all pockets.

To assist you on buying the right rod for your own style of fishing will be Anthony, Lewis & Matt from Johnson Ross Tackle.

From Free Spirit you’ll have Shaun Harrison, Mark Hutchinson, Dave Harrison & company MD Simeon Bond to offer top quality professional advice on all of the range.

To visit Johnson Ross & Free Spirit go to stand No.215

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The Korda Theatre returns to the Big One 2017

For those of you who made it to the show last year, one of the highlights was the huge Korda theatre and fish tank. The good new is, it is back again in 2017.

As well as all the big names from the Korda team, there will also be the top names from the Guru team in attendance over both days.

With in the next week or so, we’ll be publishing the full list of stars who will be talking on the Korda stage over the weekend, with times and subjects so you can plan your visit and to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

You can find Korda by visiting stand No.150

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Big Carp Magazine Celebrates 250 issues at the Big One 2017

Rob Maylin and the Big Carp Team will be at the Big One again this year having supported this event for over 25 years.

It’s a massive milestone for Big Carp this April as it’s the 250th issue and Rob will have plenty of copies of the special commemorative edition with him on the Bountyhunter Publications stand.

If you would like a signed copy? Big Carp will also have 7 special subscription deals for the show, giving away hundreds of pounds worth of bait, books, clothing etc to anyone taking out a subscription over the weekend.

You will find Bounty Hunter Publications on Stand No.48

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Erics Angling return with deals for all at the Big One 2017

Eric’s Angling return to the Big One arena in 21017 with an even bigger retail representation than in previous years.

The retail tackle giants will be offering the usual superb show deals, with bargains to be found from all the leading brands, with prices to suit all budgets.

At this years show you will be able to find Eric’s on stands No.6, 7 & 87 and we’ll be keeping you up to date with the big deals as we get the info sent through.

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Sonik Sports Week 5 Facebook Competition winners

Sorry for the late results from this weeks Sonik Sports sea & Carp competition but things are going crazy at the Big One 2017 HQ.

The winner of the Sonik SKS8000 Surf reel is Martin Hawes from Bracknell.

The winner of the Sonik SKS Standard Floating Weigh Slings Mark Booker from Chichester.

Congratulations to you both, please respond to the messages we have sent you.

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Share a ride to the Big One 2017

As with all large sporting events and exhibitions that expect big crowds, you can be assured of plenty of traffic on the roads, and the Big One is no exception.

To make parking easier and more efficient this year we have worked with the venue to ensure that we can get you parked and into the arena as quickly as possible.

To make this process even more efficient, if you share a ride with a few friends, not only will you save a few quid on petrol, you’ll make the time spent queuing to park that little bit quicker.

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The Big One 2017 free shuttle services

With the crowds getting larger every year, this means the number of parking spaces required also increases, meaning not every visitor will fit on the car parks closest to the arena.

So to deal with this situation, there will be the usual fleet of Golf Buggies on site to pick you up from from the car park and drop you off at the steps to the arena, and back to your vehicle, when you’re ready to leave.

To make things run even smoother and to enable us to get even more of you, from your vehicles and to the arena as quickly as possible. There will also be two 16 seat mini busses on site, to shuttle you to and from the arena on both days.

Both the Golf Buggies and Mini Bus shuttles are free of charge to all visitors to the Big One 2017
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Cresta exhibiting for the first time at the Big One 2017

Perry Stone will be on Stand 80 showing off the New 2017 Cresta Match products including the new integrated feeder system.

Perry will be there on Saturday 8th and if you pay a visit to Theatre 1 at 11.15, he will be conducting a Question and Answer Session about Rod and Line fishing Commercials and putting together big weights to wins matches.

This is one not to miss with the chance to have a chat and pick the brains of one of the most consistent match anglers in the U.K. and also one of the nicest guys you could meet.

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The Big One 2017 latest Seminar news

For all of you serious predator anglers who regularly fishes big Reservoirs and rivers in search of big pike, then this is something just for you.

Fox Rage?Salmo backed Ben Humber will be talking all about Pike fishing on Chew Reservoir and the southern Rivers on the Saturday, and you will be able to see Ben’s talk by visiting Theatre one from 9.30-10.15.

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See the entire Browning Groundbait range at the Big One 2017

Although famous for their rods and poles,Browning have also got a huge reputation on the continent as a producer of top quality groundbaits. In 2016 Browning hit the UK market with a re-launch of their range and haven’t looked back since, with more retailers stocking their bait than ever before.

You can see the full Browning Ground bait range, covering all your angling needs from silvers to big carp situations by visiting stand No.127

See the Limited Edition M3 Compact DPM at the Big One 2017

Warrington based Aqua Products will be exhibiting again this year, with plenty for the carp and specialist angler to browse over.

One of the products they will have on display that will catch the eye of all anglers who are currently following the DPM camo trend. Is the release of the Limited Edition MR Compact DPM (pictured right).

To see this and and the entire Aqua Products range, visit stand No.214

See the new for Preston Innovation Monster Top Kit Cases at the Big One 2017

Preston Innovations will be in attendance as per usual with an abundance of new products for the coming year. One of the products that is definitely going to make many friends in the match angling fraternities are the new for 2017 Monster Top Kit Cases.

These very clever holdalls are available in 4 different options and they protect your top kits and elastics all in one tidy holdall.

To find out more about this and numerous other new products, visit Preston Innovation on stand No.10

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Todber Manor Lure Division at the Big One 2017

Todber Manor will be showing off a number of lure fishing items never seen before in the UK. They have recently made an agreement with Daiwa UK which allows us to stock Daiwa JDM products of which we hope to have a number available to purchase on the day. We will also be taking the beautiful Airrus range of rods with us, currently we are the only shop in the UK which has them so it will be a great chance for people to see them for the first time.

As you can imagine this stand will be loaded with some of the latest must have lures from the likes of Nories, Herakles, Z-Man, Ecogear and more. plus the Todber team will also have some unmissable deals available on reels and lures!!

You will be able to find Todber Manor on stand No.176

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World Carp Master at the Big One 2017

Steve Bond and the World Carp Master team will be back at the Big One 2017. This very popular event held annually in France on the enormous Bossard complex, boasts an impressive £25,000 first prize and is supported by anglers from all over the world.

To find out more about the event, or to find out more about the superb Bossard water and the huge number of beasts who live in the venue, simply pay stand No.28 a visit.

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WE Products return after a fantastic first year at the Big One

Lancashire based WE Products return to the Big One in 2017 after a very successful first appearance. This family run Father and daughter business have built a big reputation amongst the match angling fraternities, for releasing top quality, well thought out products, that are designed to protect your pole.

So if pole fishing is your thing and you need to sort out your new pole, so you can get some extra mileage out of it, a visit to stand No.191 is highly recommended.

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Win with Sonik Sports in week 5 of our Facebook give away

It’s week 5 of the Big One 2017 Facebook competitions and this week we’ve got a couple of nice prizes for all you sea & carp anglers out there.

North East based Sonik Sports are giving away two great prizes. If sea fishing is your thing, you can win one of the new for 2017 Sonik SKS8000 Surf reel worth just under £40.

If carp fishing is your please, Sonik sports will be giving away on of their SKS Standard Floating Weigh Slings, which is also worth just under £40.

To make these prizes even better, we’ll be throwing in 2 × 1 day tickets to both lucky winners, so you can bring a friend along with you to enjoy the day.

To enter this competition, you need to follow us on Facebook find us, simply cut and paste the link below or click on the Facebook logo on the top of this page

https://www.facebook.com/The-Big-One-177253775649476/?fref=ts

This competition ends on Saturday the 11th of March and the winners will be selected at random and announced at 1900 hours (7.00pm) that evening.

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Bait-Tech have a star studded line up for the Big One 2017

Bait-Tech’s England Feeder team members Dean Barlow and Jamie Harrison will be in attendance on both days. Dean helped play a major role in England’s 2016 victory. Their combined knowledge of groundbait feeder fishing knowledge is unsurpassed.

Star of Bait-tech’s Carp Catchers DVD series and overseas carp fishing expert Ian Hirst will be on the stand all weekend, Ian has been heavily involved in the development of the new TRIPLE-N boilie range

Joe Turnbull of ‘Joe’s Baitworld’ Carpworld magazine column fame will be on the Bait-Tech stand , Joe’s knowledge of bait is unsurpassed. Both carp anglers will be available all weekend to give tips and advice on all things carpy.

You can meet the Bait-Tech match and carp teams by visiting stand No.26

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Live Seminar update

Ridgemonkey consultant Dave Levy will be appearing in the Big One 2017 seminars. The Carp Angler of the year will be talking you through his last years fishing, which as all you carp anglers know was nothing less than incredible.

To catch his slideshow, Dave will feature in theatre two on the Saturday from 14.00 hrs (2.00pm) til 14.45 hrs (2.45pm) plus you can pop over to the Ridgemonkey on both days to have a chat with him in person.

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Share a ride to the Big One 2017

As with all large sporting events and exhibitions that expect big crowds, you can be assured of plenty of traffic on the roads, and the Big One is no exception.

To make parking easier and more efficient this year we have worked with the venue to ensure that we can get you parked and into the arena as quickly as possible.

To make this process even more efficient, if you share a ride with a few friends, not only will you save a few quid on petrol, you’ll make the time spent queuing to park that little bit quicker.

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French tackle giants to exhibit at the Big One 2017

Rive are making big plans for the UK in 2017, and to get their ball rolling, the French tackle giants will be exhibiting at the Big One 2017 for the first time.

On the stand over the two days will be Rive UK General manager Armer Jawad, along with key members of the Rive Europe team to talk you through their entire range.

We’ll be keeping you up to date with all the info from the Rive UK HQ over the coming weeks, so watch this space!

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Weymouth Angling Centre have the sea anglers covered at the Big One 2017

The Big One 2017 welcomes back Weymouth Angling Centre. The Dorset based retailer will have a huge selection of sea angling products on display with some excellent deal to be found on both days.

If you’re in the market for quality sea tackle and accessories from many leading brands including PENN, Shimano, Daiwa, Fin-Nor, Ugly Stick and many more.

You can find Weymouth Angling Centre on stand No.91A

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Fabtrays exhibit at the Big One 2017

One of the rising stars of the sidetray and seatbox accessory markets over the past 12 months is Midlands based Fabtrays. This growing brand, managed and owned by husband a wife team Craig and Rachel Richards, have earned an exceptional reputation for quality of product and second to non service. Fabtrays manufacture all products in-house and all components are source from the local area, making the product 100% English, which they take great pride in. Craig, a sheet metal fabricator for well over 20 years, will only supply a product, if it reaches his own very high standards.

To have a chat and meet this very easy to get along with team, and to have a look at their range of top quality products, simply visit stand No.192.

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See the superb Sodafloat at the Big One 2017

First time exhibitors Peejay Tackle have a revolutionary float system that will be of interest to the majority of freshwater anglers. Rather than try and explain how this new float works, simply watch the video below to see exactly how this very clever float works.

You can find Peejay Tackle on stand No.87A.

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Rinse Kit UK launch stunning new product at the Big One 2017

As anglers, we all love a product that is practical in function, whilst also being innovative (basically we all love a gadget). The new Rinse Kit is a product that in its first year on sale to the general public, they sold an impressive 100,000 in North America alone.

What the Rinse Kit is a pressurized, portable shower that’s like having a hose to go! To see how this very compact unit works, simply watch the video below.

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Fabtrays Week 4 Facebook Competition winners

The 3 lucky winners of a Fabtrays Short Feeder arm & 2 × 1 day tickets are;

Steven Dodds from Worcester

Noddy Kingston from Maidenhead

Steve Degg from Stoke On Trent

Congratulations to you all!

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Win with Fabtrays in week 4 of our Facebook give away

It’s week 4 of the Big One 2017 Facebook competitions and this week we’ve got something for all you Match and Coarse anglers out there.

Award winning Fabtrays are giving away 3 x short feeder arms in standard black finish, with silver hand wheels. These feeder arms are rock solid and are worth £39.99

To make the prize even better, we’ll be throwing in 2 × 1 day tickets to all three lucky winners, so you can bring a friend along with you to enjoy the day.

To enter this competition, you need to follow us on Facebook find us, simply cut and paste the link below or click on the Facebook logo on the top of this page

https://www.facebook.com/The-Big-One-177253775649476/?fref=ts

This competition ends on Saturday the 26th of February and the winners will be selected at random and announced at 1900 hours (7.00pm) that evening.

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Wyemouth Angling Centre Week 3 Facebook competition winner

This weeks Sea Angling competition in association with Weymouth Angling Centre, has been won by;

Nick Selway from Bridgewater, Somerset

You have won this weeks tackle and two ticket competition.

Congratulations!!

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Win with Weymouth Angling Centre

It’s week 3 of the Big One 2017 Facebook competitions adn this week we’ve got something for all you sea anglers out there.

The team at Weymouth Angling Centre in association with the Big One 2017 are giving away a Penn Rival 20lw Reel, the latest addition to the superb Penn multiplier range.

To make the prize even better, we’ll be throwing in 2 × 1 day tickets, so you can bring a friend along with you to enjoy the day.

To enter this competition, you need to follow us on Facebook find us, simply cut and paste the link below or click on the Facebook logo on the top of this page

https://www.facebook.com/The-Big-One-177253775649476/?fref=ts

This competition ends on Saturday the 18th of February and the winners will be selected at random and announced at 1900 hours (7.00pm) that evening.

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This weeks Facebook Competition winners in association with WE Products

This weeks WE Products Competition winners are;

Matthew Bevin from Farnworth

Pat North from March

Please respond to the message we have sent to you on facebook

Congratulations to you both

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Subscribe to the Big One News Letter

To make life even easier for you the visitors to the Big One 2017. The team at Fishface Promotions have come up a very simple means of getting our annual news letters.

For the record, We never publish more than two per year and we promise that you will not get spammed to death if you sign up for it.

To subscribe to the Big One 2017 news letter, will only take a minute of your time.

Simply go to the top navigation bar,

click on The Big One Info

Then select Newsletter Signup.

Then simply fill out the boxes on the questionnaire and once completed and you’ve check all is correct,

Then click on Submit and JOB DONE!

Thanks for your support

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Full steam ahead .

The huge team of engineers are working tirelessly to ensure that the enormous double marquee which houses the Big One is up and ready for this years show.

For those of you who like to know the facts, this 190000+ square metre marquee takes hundreds of man hours over 2 weeks to fully build. Several large cranes, multiple cherry pickers and over 40 engineers are required to make sure the arena is built to the highest standard possible, meeting all health and safety guidelines required for a structure of this size.

We’ll be keeping you updated with all the news from the site as it becomes available.

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Queens Roundabout Roadworks are finally finished!

As you may recall, due to on going roadworks on the Queens Roundabout close to the venue, there were long delays and massive tail backs in all directions.

We are delighted to announce that this work is now totally complete and you journey through Farnborough, to the arena will be a lot easier than before.

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The Big One 2017 Ticket News

We would like to inform all visitors that all VIP Tickets for the Big One 2017 are now SOLD OUT!!

You can still buy all one day, two day and half day tickets on line until roughly a week before the show.

We will keep you up to date with any changes to ticket availability closer to the time.

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Win with WE Products, two great bundles up for grabs

This weeks Facebook competition is ideal for all pole and match anglers out there!

Lancashire based WE Products, are offering two lucky anglers the chance to win one of these great bundles.

Each lucky winner who will be selected at random can win;

1 pair of WE Products Smart Feeder Cups (1 small & 1 large) worth £8.00 and 1 WE Products Hook Tier worth £30.00.

Plus The Fishface Promotions team will throw in 2 x one day tickets, so you can attend the show as well, making each prize worth £58.00.

To enter this competition, you need to follow us on Facebook find us, simply cut and paste the link below or click on the Facebook logo on the top of this page

https://www.facebook.com/The-Big-One-177253775649476/?fref=ts

This competition ends on Friday the 10th of February and the winners will be selected at random and announced at 1900 hours (7.00pm) that evening.

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This weeks Facebook Competition winners in association with Wychwood

The Three lucky winners of 3 x Wychwood AVX Alarms and two tickets for the Big One 2017 are;

Fraser Thompson from Uddingston

Julia Stevens

Edward Allen

Congratulations to you all!

Could the three lucky winners please reply to the messages we have sent to you, so we can get your tickets and prizes sent to you as quickly as possible!

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The Big Build Is Underway

To house the largest tackle show in the United Kingdom, you need an enormous arena. So with just over ten weeks until the doors open on the Big One 2017, the build has begun and the crew are working hard to ensure the build is completed well in advance.

We will be keeping you right up to date over the coming weeks to illustrate just how much work goes into building this huge structure.

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Huge Numbers Of Exhibitors For Another Full House at the Big One 2017

Fishface Promotions are delighted to announce that we have now confirmed and booked in over 200 exhibitors for your enjoyment at the Big One 2017.

All genre of fishing will be well represented at this years show, with many new brands exhibiting for the first time to make the journey around the 19,000 square meters of floor space a unique experience year after year.

To find out where your favourite brands will be located, simply click on the Exhibitors button on the page navigation at the top of this page.

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Win with Wychwood

Today the build up to the Big One 2017 really begins, with the first of several ticket and prize competitions supported by some of the biggest names in the in industry.

This week we are giving away 3 sets of 3 Wychwood AVX Bite Alarms & 2 tickets to three lucky anglers. To enter this competition, all you have to do is follow us on Facebook and like and share the page.

To find us on Facebook simply cut and paste the link below or click on the Facebook logo on the top of this page

https://www.facebook.com/The-Big-One-177253775649476/?fref=ts

This competition ends on Friday the 3rd of February and the winners will be selected at random and announced 1900 hours (7.00pm) that evening.

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Huge numbers of exhibitors confirmed

With a little over 11 weeks to go until the doors on the Big One 2017 open. Fishface Promotions are delighted to announce that we already have 196 exhibitors confirmed and booked in for this years angling extravaganza.

You will be able to see all the usual top brands showing off their new gear for the coming year, plus a small army of new brands with a vast array of new ideas to wet your angling appetite.

For more information on the exhibitors attending the Big One 2017 please visit the Exhibitors list by clicking on the navigation at the top of this page.

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Nine weeks of give aways in the Big One 2017 Facebook Competitions

It’s that time of the year again, where we give you the opportunity to win tickets, plus great tackle and bait prizes in the build up to the Big One 2017. Starting on Monday the 30th of January and every Monday right through to the 27th of March, we will be announcing a new competition each week where you can win two tickets and a great bait or tackle prizes

To enter these competitions, all you have to do is follow us on Facebook and like and share the competitions as they are posted each week.

To find out Facebook page, simply cut and paste the link below;

https://www.facebook.com/The-Big-One-177253775649476/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

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The Big One news

If you are thinking about buying a ticket for this year’s show, here is the official highlights video from the Big One 2016, just to give you a taste of what you can expect when you visit what will be yet again the biggest angling show in the United Kingdom, The Big One 2017.

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