FArnborough WHat's on?

March 23/24 2019

See what The Big One show Farnborough has to offer!

Check out who is speaking at The Big One Show in Farnborough


This year’s line up of speakers is incredible, from Matt Hayes to Terry Hearn and even TV star Jeremy Wade, there is someone here for everyone. No matter what day you’re attending we can guarantee that you will get to see some of the best in the business in action. This year we’ve got so many stars that we couldn’t fit them all into one stage, which means we have three stages that you will be able to visit. Take a look below at what stars will be appearing on what days at The Big One Show this year.


tackle extravaganza

The world’s biggest and best tackle manufacturers have signed up for The Big One Show in Farnborough – and they’re all bringing their new gear for 2019.

This will be the first opportunity for you get your hands on the new season’s kit and get buying advice from the experts who created it.

From big-ticket items like rods and reels, poles and boxes, to bivvies, bait and thousands of cutting-edge accessories, you’ll find everything you need for a successful season.



The Big One is not only the place to see 2019’s new tackle… but you’ll be able to buy it at bargain prices too!

This year’s event boasts the biggest shopping experience of any UK show – with over 200 stands for you to explore and prices well below RRPs thanks to exclusive show-only deals you won’t find in any tackle shop or online.

To make it easier for you, we’ve even added brilliant ‘Shop & Drop’ service where you can leave your bulkier purchases securely while you enjoy the rest of the show.

This is THE PLACE to save £££s and get yourself kitted out for the season ahead.


new john wilson MBE legends theatre

New for 2019 is the John Wilson MBE Legends Theatre where we’re bringing your favourite fishing stars to our new indoor lake and Main Stage area, hosted by Rob Hughes, including Steve Ringer, Tommy Pickering, Des Ship, Terry Hearn, Jeremy Wade, Ali Hamidi, Tom Dove, Dean Macey, Neil Spooner, Matt Godfrey, Will Millard and Adam Rooney!

UPDATE - Jeremy Wade will be there on both days!!

Sit back and relax in comfort as they dish out loads of great instruction and entertainment with advice for every style of angler and amazing stories throughout both days of the show.

We’ve secured some of the greats of fishing this year, including personalities you’ll only be able to see at The Big One in 2019… get those autograph books out too! 


new lure live area

The Big One will host the biggest-ever dedicated show area for lure fishing fantics – Lure Live!

Packed with likeminded anglers, the area boasts some of the World’s top lure companies, recognised experts, and an interactive demonstration area where you can learn how to get the best from this growing area of our sport. Dr Paul Garner will host demos on the lure tank by experts Luc Coppens, Adam Kirby, Julian Chidgey, Gary Palmer and Thom Hunt

new Social Theatre

For relaxed chats, advice and up close Q&A with stars in the Angling Times social theatre -hosted by Keith Arthur - is a must visit. Guest appearances from Bob Nudd MBE, Adam Penning, Lee Kerry, Andy May, Ian Russell and Julian Cundiff.



At this year’s show there will be lots of chances to win prizes! From weeks away, carp fishing in France to winning a PS4 from Dovetail games the creators of Euro fishing sim. Dovetail will be showing off their new game Fishing Sim World and will be running some special competitions over the course of the weekend where they will be giving away some great prizes from t-shirts to copies of the game but, if you can catch the biggest fish over the weekend on your first attempt, you will win yourself a brand new PlayStation 4!

eat, drink & relax

There are loads of opportunities to refuel at The Big One with expanded catering facilities offering food and drink for all appetites and tastes.

Chill out with your friends in the comfortable indoor catering areas and enjoy everything from burgers to butties and plenty of hot food and drink options at realistic prices.

Outside you’ll find a selection of food vans where you’re guaranteed to get your hands on something which hits the spot. Open all day.