Taking place on Good Friday 3 April between 10am – 4pm a range of contributors will come together at the Southsea Fishing Show to showcase their services and fishing products, including bait, lures and tackle providers, boat dealers, electronics, clothing suppliers, marine and engineering companies and suppliers of marine safety equipment.
A chef from Loch Fyne seafood restaurant in Gunwharf Quays will be in attendance to provide tips and recommendations on how to cook delicious fish dishes, as well as serving up some savoury treats. Inshore Rescue will be supporting the event and the RNLI charity will run a ‘lifejacket clinic’ over the course of the day and visitors are invited to bring their jackets along to have them fully checked. Ocean Safety will also be in attendance to assist and advise on all aspects of marine safety, as well as answering servicing enquiries.
Local boat dealers, Hamble Boat & Rib Centre, Sea Ventures and Golden Arrow will be showcasing a range of Honda and Torqueedo outboards and new and used fishing boats, including an Orkney Longliner MK2, a Barracuda 7 and the Jeanneau Merry Fisher collection of versatile fishing boats.
Portsmouth Marine Training, an RYA approved training centre, will be on hand to discuss training qualifications relevant to the commercial and leisure fisherman and display a range of training equipment for visitors to view and test. Whilst, Landau UK, the electronics company that provides award winning marine equipment, electronics and systems will also be at the event showcasing an exciting selection of Garmin and Simrad fish finding equipment.
Visitors will get the chance to pick up the hottest tips and strategies on lure and sea fishing from a team of experts, who will be putting on demonstrations. Savage Gear consultant and angling writer, Ant Gascoe JR will be among the demonstrators, as well as Adam Kirby, Andy Mytton and Langstone Angler Dan Sissons. Plus, Southsea Marina Angling Club will be there on the day to provide visitors with advice on the best locations and methods for fishing in the Eastern Solent.
Admission to the show is free with first-come, first-served parking available.