The event, taking place at the Bath & West Showground in Somerset on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March, will provide visitors with the opportunity to see Hywel Morgan, one of the most popular demonstrators on the show scene.
Fly Fishing is an angling method in which an artificial ‘fly’ is used to catch fish. The fly is cast using a fly rod, reel and specialised weighted line. Casting a nearly weightless fly or ‘lure’ requires casting techniques significantly different from other forms of fishing. World Fly Casting Champion and fisherman Hywel Morgan and International Welsh team member and 13 year old daughter Tanya will be demonstrating the wonderful art of fly casting. They will dispel a few myths and show you that fly fishing is for everyone and not a chosen few. Not only will they show beginners how to start but they will also demonstrate more advanced techniques that will improve your time on the water. During his outdoor demonstration they will also include the graceful art of Salmon Casting for those keen on learning to catch the majestic salmon. They will show you the basics all the way through to Spey casting with their modern replacements.
Hywel has been fishing all his life and brings a wealth of knowledge to the show and is more than happy to share his passion for fly fishing with everyone. Tanya was given a rod at a very early age and made her first appearance at shows when she could walk. From then on she has grown to become a champion on her own right as well as a Welsh International Angler.
Hywel explained “Fly Fishing for me is not only a sport but my life. Having been introduced at the age of 3, I have never looked back. I have travelled the world experiencing wildlife and fantastic landscapes and scenery. Being at one with the river is one of the most relaxing but also rewarding hobbies to have. A bonus for me is that I can share this passion with my family, who also enjoy this fantastic sport.”
Hywel has amassed many titles in his career, including World Games Accuracy Casting Champion, European Distance Casting Champion, European Silver Medallist (Accuracy) and is the World Record holder for multiple casting (66 rods cast simultaneously), to name but a few. Individually he has been one of the most successful competitors from all the home countries, gaining results in silver, 4th, 7th and 10th places.
You will also be able to meet Hywel in the Fishing Area in the Sedgemoor Hall and have-a-go fly casting! There are a variety of companies and associations in this area including: The Salmon & Trout Association, Steve the Creel Vintage Rods, Alan Riddell Custom Rods, Balfour Fly Dressing, Fishin’ Addict, Ensign Fishing Tackle, Fly Dresser’s Guild, Chevron Hackles and more
This fantastic feature is one of many at this year’s event and all are combined with an incredible countryside shopping experience. Stay stylish with the latest fashions; keep up to date with new products; excellent advice and of course plenty of main brands, shotguns, country clothing, gundog accessories and much more.
The shows other features includes an on-site Clay Shoot with Bristol Clay Shooting, British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) Shotgun coaching, ATEO Air Rifle, BASC Gundog Scurries, Terrier & Lurcher Shows, Archery, Racing Ferrets, Vintage tractors & machinery, Westcountry Smallholders area and more. Not only does the West of England Game Fair entertain but it provides a platform for countryside traditions to be promoted and supported. This is certainly a total countryside experience for all the family and a great day out!
You can keep up to date with everything happening at the show by visiting the West of England Game Fair website or joining the Facebook group and following on Twitter @WestGamefair. For exhibitor enquiries, please call 01392 421500. The show is on from 9am – 5pm on 17th & 18th March 2018.
To book your tickets in advance and save money visit www.westofenglandgamefair.co.uk or call the ticket office (Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm) on 01392 421500