A GREAT CATCH AT THE FISHING VILLAGE
Royal Lancashire Show Tuesday 27th-Thursday 29th July 2004 Salesbury Hall Farm, Ribchester
The Fishing Village, located along the banks of the picturesque River Ribble, promises visitors an impressive school of demonstrations and advice by some the top angling authorities. During the packed three-day schedule visitors can find out everything they need to know about almost any kind of fishing!
Experts include Pat O’Reilly MBE, a qualified fly-fishing instructor who has written many books on fly fishing and fly tying during his 55-year career will demonstrate trout fly casting with the new Thomas and Thomas Helix rod as well as river dipping where you the visitor can learn about the aquatic life in our rivers.
Sue Parker, a qualified instructor in both trout and salmon casting will be demonstrating with the Thomas and Thomas 15 ft ten weight Spey casting rod, Sue has travelled far afield to Iceland and Russia to pursue her sport. Sue will also be running a casting clinic and give all you ladies the chance to compete on equal terms with the men.
Offering advice and expertise on Wallis casting will be Blackpool angler Alan Roe who fishes for everything in fresh and salt water. Alan is recognized as one of the of the top Wallis Casters in the country.
Sea anglers are not forgotten with top shore and boat anglers available to answer questions including Lancashire top international angler John Amery. From the Fylde coast John Cross of JTD QUALITY BAIT AND RIGS who will demonstrate making the various rigs used in saltwater angling
Visitors can also meet the teams who work hard to improve the aquatic and bankside habitat for future generations. Where you can also try out the range of Thomas and Thomas rods at this show.
The Fishing Village is organized by broadcaster Martin James He said: "If you want to catch a bonefish, tench, barbel pike, cod, tope, bass or learn the art of fly tying. If so, then we have the people at the Fishing Village to help you.
This year’s Royal Lancashire Show includes top female Spey caster, Sue Parker. There’s something for everyone in 2004." Martin will also be devoting lots of time to encouraging women to take up the sport because of their potential to become great anglers. He added: "The beauty of teaching ladies to fish is that they listen, take notice, practice and have a caring attitude. They look great, smell good and catch lots of big fish!"
Other representatives at the Fishing Village include the Sea Anglers Match Federation, Pendle Fly Dressers Guild, Prince Albert Angling Society, Hyndburn and Blackburn Angling Association, Fleetwood Marina Boat Angling Club and the Hodder Conservation and Ribble Catchment and Conservation Trust and The Friends of the River Yarrow
A special bus service by Lancashire County Council will operate from several large Lancashire towns including Preston Blackburn and Clitheroe tickets are pre-show adults £10 Show day £12Senior Citizens £6 and £5 Children under 16 £5 and £6 Family 2 adults - 3 children £25 and £30 Tickets are available from Tourist Information and County Information Centre’s or Telephone 01254 813769