FOR A SECOND year, a free-entry monster fishing show is all set for Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. The spectacular is this weekend – February 16 and 17.

More manufacturers, more celebrities, more great show-only offers are promised for this major midlands event. It comes a week before The Big One show down south (full eve-of-show preview will be in Angler’s Mail magazine).

The Midlands Carp & Coarse organiser Lee Apps said: ‘If you were one of the nearly 9,000 that came last year, you know how good it was and make sure to tell all your friends this year!

‘First 100 each day also get a free £4.99 gift, Free magazines for the first 4,000 and a fantastic weekend guaranteed.

‘Masses of quality talks and demonstrations, from our two theatre rooms, with ten goodie bags from major manufacturers. Topics range from Terry Dempsey’s talk and slideshow on his carping passion, photography with Pete Castle, exotic holiday fishing with Stuart Gillham and heading up the coarse category we have Team Guru.

‘Free Spirit also have their own theatre with talks going on throughout the day.

‘Many more celebrities and angling stars will be either on exhibitor stands talking through the latest products or in the theatre room giving talks. We have two theatre areas, one on the Free Spirit stand while the other is at the far end of the hall, where many of the goody bags are on offer. A great day out is guaranteed, whether you carp fish, coarse fish or both!

‘Click on our Facebook page ‘carp spectacular show’ to get all the latest information as soon as it’s released and news of the latest show offers directly from the exhibitors themselves.
There’s a free draw for a Titan for one lucky Facebook fan.

‘The stars of the show are all our exhibitors, all will be listed on the website along with floorplan shortly, from the big major players from both the carp and coarse disciplines, right through to bespoke quality smaller manufacturers.

‘We have ranks of the country’s biggest retailers, offering you once only deals on the latest products plus silly prices on last year’s models

‘Masses of venues, from club waters which all can join- to exclusive syndicates, which you can get your names down for, on the day.’

The Ricoh complex is normally home to Coventry City FC.

Here’s a snapshot of the highlights:
■Signed books from all the latest authors, latest DVD’s hot off the press.

■ Speak to masses of holiday companies and plan your trip to France, Spain, Europe, Canada, Thailand and beyond!

■Big name Talks, Slideshows and Demo’s in our 2 dedicated theatre rooms-

■10 Free goody bags available from leading manufacturers with 15 minute demo’s on how to get the best out of the new rig products. Each goody bag giveaway is limited to a 100 quantity and are only given to the seated audience at the front.

■Free bait for all kids @ Ace Baits stand- limited quantity each day, so first come first served.

■ Cash Machine in hall by entrance to the show

■Entry times are Saturday 9-4, Sunday 9-3.

■ Kids get a free bag of bait- form Ace Baits stand, free parking and all day bar and restaurant.

■ Masses of bargains from a rank of the country’s biggest retailers

■ Masses of free magazines

■ Maver have booked their biggest ever stand at a coarse and carp event @ 200sq mtrs

■ Fishing Republic have booked their biggest ever stand at a coarse and carp event @ 200sq mtrs

■ FreeSpirit have booked their biggest ever stand at a coarse and carp event @ 230sq mtrs!

■ Erics Angling have booked their biggest ever stand at a coarse and carp event @ 230sq mtrs!

The organiser continued: ‘This is simply the biggest event in coarse and carp fishing!

‘It is not possible to see everything in just one day, so do what many now do and stay over at a local hotel from £5 per head!! From £19- if you book early, these rooms sleep three adults or two adults & two children. Book on line, click on the’ £19 ‘ button put postcode CV6 6GE 2.5 miles from venue.

‘It’s completely free entry and there’s masses to do and see, anyone and everyone will learn something from the masses of manufacturers present all showcasing new tackle and tactics. We hope to see you there.’

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