The Ireland Angling show, held at the national Show centre in Swords, has grown over the last 15 years to become the Country’s premier Angling event and is a firm fixture on the calenders of anglers through out the Country.
Mara Media have grown the show to bring together all aspects of angling, Sea, Coarse, Game under one roof where visitors have the opportunity to meet angling celebrities and experts from all over Ireland and UK who are on hand to share knowledge, advice and tuition.
Back for a second year due to popular demand will be Henry Gilbey and Mike Thrussel.
Henry will be taking a very “hands on” approach at the next show by taking over the central casting pool area to demonstrate how lures work and what techniques get the best results. Mike Thrussell will once again be on the Pure Fishing s stand running rig building workshops.
Hywel Morgan , world champion Fly caster will be back with talented daughters sharing knowledge and tips to enhance your fly fishing techniques and how to to get your kids started !
Congratulations to the The World Pairs Champions Cathal Hughes and Philip Jackson, second year in a row winning this competition. Cathal and Philip will be presenting a talk each day of the show and will be available to answer any Coarse fishing questions.
In between talks, Cathal and Philip will be running a “Pole Cupping” competition for the kids with a prize sponsored by Daiwa.
Friends of the Ireland AnglingShow, Glenda Powel, Mary Gavin Hughes, Stevie Munn, Jim Clohessy, APGAI Ireland and many more will be working with the show sharing advice and giving tuition free of charge.
For those visitors to the show with an interest in Fly Tying, a selection of World Class Fly Tyers will be on display practising their craft.
The 2014 show will see a marked increase in new exhibitors,Jerry Fishing tackle from China, Shore Fishing Iceland, Waterville Bass Fishing, Fish SKB, Barracuda Fishing Tackle, Rewrite 3, Duo Hook, Monster Tours, We Do Safe and Dry and many more. The 2014 show will have the most extensive line up of exhibitors in recent years.
For the first time at the show, visitors will be treated to a cookery demonstration “Plancha” style courtesy of Chef centre of Ireland’s Chris Sandford and German specialist Mona Leona.
Children are most welcome at the Ireland Angling Show and a large interactive area is designated to teach and encourage kids to pick up a rod. A visit to the Dublin Angling Initiative Kids Zone is a must for families.
For the second year, the Irish Speciman Fish Committee will be hosting the Awards day on Saturday 15th at the Bewleys Airport Hotel at 2.30 pm. Shuttle Buses will run between the Hotel and the Show to facilitate visitors wishing to attend both events.
As the show is held at the beginning of the angling season, visitors are keen to stock up on tackle supplies and check out all the latest products .
“The show has an amazing range of product for all anglers and all budgets. I have brought together a great mix of tackle trade and manufactures showcasing new products and innovation while supporting the Irish Tackle dealers. Whether you are looking for a bargain or investing in the latest cutting edge design and technology the Ireland Angling Show has it all”, says Grace McDermott, Event organiser, Mara Media.
“The most important thing about the Ireland Angling Show is that it brings people together. The show has become a wonderful meeting place for angling friends old and new from around the country to come together with a shared interest in angling; to shop, to learn something new, to meet their Angling legends and enjoy all the show has to offer. It’s a great weekend!