BREAKING NEW GROUND
The society made it’s first ever appearance at a major public event at the weekend with a stand at the Midland game fair at Weston Park in Shopshire. Our events and promotions team have been working at local shows and of course our own open day and free fishing weekend to promote our venues and facilities with great success resulting in increased interest and swelling membership numbers, the game fair however was certainly uncharted territory.
The weekend went extremely well with a huge amount of interest in our display, we were congratulated on the quality of our advertising not only by the public but other stall holders and organisations. A small number of new members were signed up on the day and the promise of prospective members for 2016 were many with lots of anglers taking an interest in our venues, the river fishing being particularly popular.
The object of the weekend was to further the promotion of the society and to expand on our current endeavours but it soon became clear that our previous efforts had not gone unnoticed in the angling world. Several other exhibitors including the grayling society expressed an interest to work with us on established projects and to create links to our website, particularly satisfying was the amount of lapsed members who promised to return as a result of our hard work.
All in all a superb weekend was enjoyed by all involved and new avenues and opportunities have been opened up to be explored in the coming years, we have already registered an application to appear at the event in 2016 and a host of other events are a distinct possibility.
As always our appreciation goes to those who gave up their time to promote the society, thanks go to Andy and Laura Bird, Stan Birks, Andy and Julie Maskery and Paul Hewitt. Thanks also to Peter Fieldhouse for the initial contact, our hosts Prince Albert Angling Society and most importantly our sincere thanks to Karl Humphries of PAAS who organised the entire angling section of the event.
Our next show appearance is on Sunday 18th October at the Burton game fishing and fly tying festival held at Uttoxeter race course where we will be concentrating on promoting our river venues.
The show runs from 10am until 4.30pm with admission prices at £5 for adults, £4 for seniors and free entry for children up to the age of 16.