Last Sunday I went to the Northern Angling Show which was being held at Event City in Manchester. I went nice and early to avoid the Christmas shoppers queuing for the Trafford centre. I have to say I was very impressed and must admit that I was quite surprised that there were not more anglers attending. There were plenty of stands covering all aspects of the sport.
I managed to grab some time with the Aqua boys, Mark Bartlett, Jerry Hammond and Mark Pitchers but the highlight for me was spending over half an hour with my angling hero Julian Cundiff. We discussed rigs, baits and their application and what I need to do; to put it simply it was a master class and I walked away with a signed book, photograph and loads to think about it.
Lets hope that the organisers deemed it to be a success and are willing to put it on again and that we as anglers support these shows or they will just be having them “down south”
All the Best