TV presenter and keen angler Nick Hancock – best known for hosting BBC’s They Think It’s All Over and Room 101 – will be compering the new-look Fishing Theatre at The Game Fair this summer.
The news builds on his attendance on the Saturday last year, where he promoted the Lord’s Taverners charity as well as taking part in a casting pool demonstration and question and answer session with Hywel Morgan.
Nick is a passionate fly angler and has also filmed a series called Nick Hancock’s Fishing School, where he taught a number of students how to fly fish.
As angling continues to be reborn as a core part of The Game Fair, the theatre in the middle of the Fishing Village will be a huge draw as Nick will compere interviews and discussions with some of the biggest names in the sport.
Nick said: “Being a keen angler, and having visited The Game Fair last year, I am delighted to be attending once again in its 60th anniversary year as well as supporting the amazing work that the Lord’s Taverners do for disadvantaged and disabled young people across the UK.
“I am really looking forward to meeting and interviewing some amazing anglers in the new Fishing Theatre and seeing all that this historic event has to offer the country sports community.”
Meanwhile, Mark Jones from the Lord’s Taverners, added: “Nick is a fantastic supporter of the Lord’s Taverners and we are delighted and grateful that he is helping us raise funds at The Game Fair by hosting the various activities at the Fishing Theatre. Nick is a keen angler and so will be parting his wisdom and knowledge to the keen audience, all whilst helping to raise funds for an accessible minibus for a local school.”
And Game Fair angling consultant John Hunter commented: “It was great fun having Nick join us last year and his talk beside the casting pool was a real highlight so I am delighted he is coming back again to host our new Fishing Theatre.
“Angling continues to grow and it is wonderful to have the support of so many major suppliers, organisations and anglers once again in such a year of celebration. I can promise visitors to the Fishing Village and the Fishing Theatre some memorable events and plenty of fun. It’s the perfect place to get your fishing fix.”