The Great Northern Fishing Fishing Show held at Cudmore Fisheries was hailed a big success for Lymm AC when we attended the 2 day event on 14th and 15th July. Staged as the biggest event in the angling calendar with an anticipated 10,000 visitors who came to see all the big names in fishing from all aspects of the sport.
Press & PR manager Andy Atack work tirelessly in preparation for the event and arranged for the club to have a prime spot along the main route leading up the pool that was hosting the main event ensuring all the visitors walked past our stand.
The main event on the first day was the Fish ‘O’ Mania XIX final with Warren Martin taking the £30,000 first prize and with Sky broadcasting the event live it was a great opportunity to raise the profile of Lymm AC.
The stand was set-up on Friday night and an early start on Saturday morning ensured we where up and running for 9am when the gates opened to the public.
We had plenty of interest from the off and the members worked hard talking enthusiastically to prospective members, at close of play on the Saturday evening we had 10 new members and collected over 30 names interested in joining the club at a future date.
Sunday saw the Home International match and Junior Fish ‘O’ Mania take place on the Angling Times arena and England stormed through to take the trophy and a cheque for £10,000 after a hard fought battle.
Meanwhile back at the Lymm AC stand the team worked hard talking to anglers about our waters and how they enjoyed being part of our club. The show attracts visitors from all over the country but our Google map formed the focus of discussions as well as some photo’s of our stunning fish.
By close of play on Sunday evening the club had recruited more than enough new members to cover the costs of attending the event but the true value of has yet to be realised as word spreads about the fastest growing club in the North West.
Whilst plans are well under way for Lymm AC to attend Cudmore 2013 it has without doubt become a annual fixture in the clubs calendar and will grow from strength to strength. A big thank you to all who helped out and freely gave up their time to work hard at making this event a huge success, for now we’ll leave you with a few memories from the weekend that saw Lymm AC well and truly arrive on a world wide angling stage.
If you’d like to join us and enjoy our waters and annual events click here to visit the clubs website.