There will be no carping on among anglers attending the first free entry Carp and Coarse Spectacular Show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Big name brands descend onto the Midlands
The biggest names in the angling world will be giving talks, there will be hundreds of new products unveiled for the first time and visitors will be given free giveaways at the two-day show on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19.
Angling legends Bob Nudd, Steve Ringer and Dean Macey will be entertaining visitors with fishy tales while in the Jaguar Exhibition Hall, carp fishermen and women will be in seventh heaven.
Many companies are showcasing their biggest ever presence with Freespirit bringing its new 200sqm stand to showcase products to carp fishermen. Maver will also have its biggest ever presence for match anglers and organisers promise there will be plenty of bargains on the stands of the vast array of retailers.
The first 300 visitors will receive a free DVD and 20 free goody bags including tubs of bait of children and magazines will also be handed out.
Admission and parking
Admission and parking is free and doors will open between 9am and 5pm on Saturday, February 18 and from 9am until 4pm on Sunday, February 19. More information can be found at www.midlandsfishingshow.com