A BRAND new show that promised to become one of the best angling events in 2019 has been cancelled.

Called simply The Fishing Show, it was launched in the biggest fishing region of the country at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. The 2019  scheduled date was for the June 8-9 weekend.

The show’s organisers already host the 160-year-old Great Yorkshire Show which attracts 130,000 people over three days every year.

But sadly they pulled the plug on their 2019 fishing dates, and any prospect of the show ever happening in the future are now unknown.

The Fishing Show spokeswoman Jenny Rose said: “It is with great regret that the organisers of The Fishing Show have cancelled the event.

“Although we have had good support from anglers, unfortunately the take up from exhibitors hasn’t been as high as needed at this stage, making the event unviable.

“We would like to sincerely thank those who made the commitment to the show.”

The show was set to be focused on the carp, coarse, fly and lure side of things. And as fishing is so big in the region, demand from anglers has  been widely considered to be there.

The Fishing Show was planned to be staged mainly indoors in a high spec exhibition hall, and also utilise the outdoor space and two on-site ponds for casting and demos.

At the event’s official launch at the start of spring, Jenny had noted: “Over 120,000 rod licences are sold annually in Yorkshire – more than anywhere else in the UK. There has long been a demand for a show of this nature in Yorkshire.”

For more, check out the official website: www.hookedonfishing.co.uk

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