TV presenter Nick Hancock to host Fishing Theatre

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.

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ALASKA SEAFOOD BACKS THE FIELD KITCHEN THEATRE AT THE GAME FAIR 2018 

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has reinforced its commitment to sustainable fishing by partnering with The Game Fair this year and agreeing to sponsor the Field Kitchen Theatre.

Thanks to Alaska Seafood’s support, The Game Fair – which is being held at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 July – has confirmed that The Field Kitchen Theatre will be bigger than ever before, featuring a host of big-name chefs, game displays and wild seafood demonstrations. Unlike previous years, it is the only live cooking theatre at the event and expects to welcome a bumper crowd interested in learning new techniques and recipe ideas.

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Chris Green Wildfowling

Chris Green was born in the Westcountry in 1961 and spent his boyhood bird nesting, rabbit catching and living off the fat of the land and has had a lifelong passion for fishing and shooting, even excelling at poaching in his day! He Returns to The Game Fair to show off the skills, thrills and spills of the Wonderful World of Wildfowling.

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TV CHEF JAMES MARTIN SET TO HOST RESTAURANT AT THE GAME FAIR 2018

Award-winning chef, author and television presenter James Martin will add culinary character and a sense of adventure to The Game Fair’s diamond anniversary after being announced as this year’s celebrity chef.

The ITV star will be the face of ‘The James Martin Game Fayre Restaurant’ when the festival of the Great British countryside comes to the familiar surroundings of Ragley Hall in Warwickshire for its 60th anniversary year from Friday 27 July to Sunday 29 July. (more…)

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TRADE AND VISITORS TO BENEFIT FROM GAME FAIR 60 YEAR SHOOTING CELEBRATION AS 5 MILLIONTH VISITOR EXPECTED

It was already the most comprehensive of its kind anywhere in Europe, but The Game Fair has announced that its offering for shooters will be even bigger and better this year, when the festival of the great British countryside celebrates its 60th anniversary at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, from Friday 27 July to Sunday 29 July.

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The remarkable rise of girls with guns

It was only 100 years ago when some, but not all, women were first granted the right to vote. Now they are just as likely to be seen shooting clays at the gun club before sitting down to tea and cake.

In this, the 60th anniversary year of The Game Fair, which returns this summer to the familiar surroundings of Ragley Hall from 27-29 July, women are shooting in greater numbers than ever before.

So when the festival of the great British countryside takes place this summer, don’t expect it to be all about men in flat caps and tweed trousers.

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BILL HARRIMAN TO CURATE THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY MUSEUM AT RAGLEY HALL

Bill Harriman is a writer and broadcaster whose interest in firearms and other weapons stems from the time when he built kits of guns as a boy. He has a personal collection of over 150 military rifles and their accessories dating from the 1830s to the First World War.

As a specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, he has sought to communicate his passion for weapons and their place in history to a wider audience. He has campaigned for fair and effective firearms laws that achieve a proper balance between the needs of public safety, the possession of firearms by suitable people for hunting, sport shooting and the preservation of heritage.

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BASC members receive complimentary entry to the next three Game Fairs

BASC members will receive complimentary entry to The Game Fair for each of the next three years.

Following the success of this year’s event, when 28,000 BASC members attended Hatfield House (total attendance 116,000), a similar arrangement will provide members with complimentary admission and reduced admission for their guests until 2020.

James Gower, managing director of The Game Fair, said: “We were delighted with the turn out from BASC members at this year’s event after we had worked extremely hard to ensure the biggest rural show of the year maintain and build its connection with its core audience in the shooting world.

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