Rob Hughes is a two times world carp fishing champion with an enviable record of big fish captures and high profile competition wins under his belt, Rob currently manages the England carp fishing team with regular international success. He is the face of fishing on BT sport, an author and also a regular contributor to the angling press, TV and radio.
“I’m really pleased to be a part of The Fishing Show and am looking forward to seeing you all and sharing some angling stories. Yorkshire is such a fantastic county with some brilliant and diverse fishing and there will something for everyone at this great event.”
World Flycasting Champion Hywel Morgan is a 6 time All Round British Champion with over 100 British Individual titles. Having been successful in the casting scene, Hywel decided to return to fishing and represented Wales on twelve occasions (acting as captain for his country 3 times).
“Yorkshire has such diverse fishing opportunities and now it has an exciting new fishing show to bring all anglers together. Catering for all aspects of angling, the show offers an opportunity for seasoned anglers to brush up and learn new things while offering the non-angler a great opportunity to learn about all types of fishing and how easy it is to take up this wonderful sport. I look forward to seeing you in June – put the date in your diary now”
Marina Gibson is a fresh face in the world of angling – fly fishing is her first love, and with over 30,000 followers on Instagram, it seems her passion is catching. A certified Fly Fishers International CI Instructor and 1st4sport Level 2 coach, Marina is a freelance writer who hosts trips worldwide and guides in the UK.
“I’m so excited to be involved in the first ever ‘The Fishing Show’! There’s so much fishing in Yorkshire – the show is the perfect stepping stone for people who need that first bit of advice to get them through the starting barrier. The whole ethos behind the show is to be as inclusive as possible, targeting families, children, millennials and of course all ages, sex and abilities.”
Paul is one of the most well-known and enthusiastic fly fishermen in the UK. An outstanding angler, fly tyer, writer and fly caster. Contributing to leading publications of Trout & Salmon, Trout Fishermen and Fieldsports Magazine. Paul also leads trips to distant waters in NZ, Russia and Tahiti, helping anglers to realize their angling dreams.
“An event like this has been long overdue in Yorkshire and I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge with the visitors. For once the organisers have listened and there will be talks, demonstrations and advice for rank beginners right through to those who waft a rod on a more regular basis. Most of all, we must cater for youngsters, ladies and families to show them how easy and fun fishing can be!”
After winning the BBC series ‘Earths Wildest Waters – The Big Fish’, James quit his day job to follow his dream of becoming a full time salmon guide. James forms one half of angling duo The Untamed Anglers, currently filming a new fishing series called Britain’s Iconic Fish.
“It’s about time we had an event of this scale up north. The diversity of fishing in this area is phenomenal and it will be great to get it back on the map! The fact that the show includes all types of angling from across the board is fantastic, it will be great to see the whole fishing community together as one rather than just a fly fishing or coarse angling show.”
“See you there guy’s….!”