The Big One will be held on the weekend of March 12 and 13. Venue is again Farnborough Airfield, GU14 6XL. The 
show is open on Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4.30pm.

Angler’s Mail magazine has exclusive preview coverage this week and every week leading up to the big weekend!

TOP TACKLE AND BAIT MANUFACTURERS attending in 2011 include Shimano (for the first time!), Fox, Nash, Korda, Maver, Tubertini, Hardy Greys, Garbolino, Marukyu, Atomic, Dinsmores, Zebco, Prologic, Masterline, Guru, Diem, Sonik and Solar. There will be a host of smaller firms, quality venues (eg. CEMEX Angling) and holiday firms.

BARGAINS GALORE! Discount dealers will at The Big One in force, headed by Used Tackle legend Roger Surgay’s famous “man on the mic” sale of gear… at mind-blowing prices! Expect to get great deals on poles, with loads to play with in the pole alley.


One of the fun parts of our stand is your chance to get your photo taken professionally with Fabio Carpillow, our mascot. All visitors who do so will star in a special online gallery...or even appear in print, if you are lucky!

We will have an exclusive magazine subscription deal – including a FREE 30Plus carp landing net. The offer and discount is just is too good to miss!

Meet some of our team (including the Rushmers on Saturday and Big Adam Rayner on Sunday – they cover a lot of our Where to Fish in the south!)

Play our Reel Of Fortune game – and get photographed with monster “common carp”, Fabio!

BIG NAME ANGLERS are likely to include:

Carp: Chris Ball,   Danny Fairbrass,  Ali Hamidi,  Ian  Russell,  Keith  Williams,  Ian Chillcott,  Chris  Rose,  Steve  Spurgeon.

Match: Denis White,  Keith  Arthur,  Bob  Nudd (4 times world champion), Perry  Stone,  Mark  Pollard,  Andy  Kinder,  Jan  Porter, Dave Harrell, Alan Scotthorne.

General: Bill  Rushmer and  Virginia  Rushmer of Angler’s Mail,  Ian  Welch,  Neil  Wayte,  Simon  Clarke, Martin Bowler.

Sea: Andy  Miller, Tony Kirrage, Colin Howlett, Dennis Ritter, Roger Mortimore, John Hodgson, Terry Houseago.


Pay £10 adult on the door or buy discounted tickets below for advance booking by phone or online.

Concessionary ticket prices apply to over 65, age 12 – 15 and also blue badge holders. Under 12 years old are free.

There is a £1 shipping and handling charge per order to cover postage and admin.

For full details and to buy tickets in advance (to save money) visit THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE