Big guests and prizes at summer Fishtival

Brodie Wilson with his 16lbs 9oz carp
Brodie Wilson with his 16lbs 9oz carp
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All you fishing fans out there need to make sure you get down to Adlington Angling Centre this summer as it is hosting its very own Grand Summer Fishtival.

It starts this Saturday, June 28, and various stars from the angling world will be staging open days live from the shop, giving out tips, advice and doing demonstrations in the large tank set up like a natural lake bed.

There will also be various promotions, competitions and giveaways throughout each day.

This Saturday, Marukyu are sending up the legendary Roy Marlow and Wendy Perry, while on July 26, Angling Times columnist Des Taylor will be hosting an open day as well as signing copies of his latest book alongside Bait-Tech.

A huge coupe on August 2 brings the Daiwa & Guru open day which will be hosted by Angling Times columnist and the UK’s number 1 matchman Steve Ringer.

He has chosen Adlington Angling Centre to make his first appearance in a tackle shop in the North of England.

Away from the centre, the Shaun Taylor Carp Cup charity match in aid of North West Blood Bikes takes place on July 5 on WDAA water Heapey No.1.

And on July 30 and August 20, there will be an angling coaching sessions at Croft fishery in Adlington alongside Get Hooked on Fishing, where youngsters can give fishing a go even if they don’t have any tackle or have never cast a line as all the kit will be supplied and there will be several angling coaches on site too.

Tip of the Week: If you are the type of angler who mixes groundbait at the last minute on the bank you are missing out.

The main drawback with freshly-mixed groundbait is it hasn’t had enough time to absorb all the moisture and this results in dry particles floating up and drawing unwanted small fish attention.

Quickly-mixed groundbait can also be lumpy and flat in the way it performs so preparing it the day before a session riddling or whisking the groundbait makes for a much better consistency that’s far easier to work with.

You can fine tune the feed even more with an atomiser spray to make sure it stays moist and performs at its best.

Picture of the week: Brodie Wilson, 13, sent in this picture of this stunning 16lbs 9oz carp he caught on WDAA water Heapey No.1.

He was out making the most of the great weather we have had fishing a method feeder in the margins with a 12mm red pellet as his hookbait and it proved just too irresistible for this hungry carp.

Brodie’s tip for the venue is be patient and prepared to leave your bait out for a while and the rewards will come.

He will go into our monthly prize draw with a chance to win a T-shirt and a fishing tackle voucher for Adlington Angling Centre.

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