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Bexhill Festival Of The Sea

Sponsored by Discover Bexhill

5th September & 6th September 2015 - Lawn Festival
+ Angling competitions through the month of September
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This is a unique event offering a free to enter weekend family event and month long angling competitions. The main theme of the event will accent Marine Conservation and appreciation of the sea and our beautiful beaches. The Bexhill Festival of the Sea is one of the biggest and best festivals of the sea and sea angling in the UK. The event is a huge draw for families, with people of all ages in attendance. The festival in 2014 attracted over 30,000 people from all over the country.

The Festival has two parts - angling competitions based at Bexhill Sea Angling Club plus an Open Event on the stunning £5 million exhibition space in front of the iconic De La Warr Pavilion. The fun starts this year on Saturday 5th September with 2 days of fishing competitions along the beaches of Rother and food & games for all on the Festival lawns on the seafront of Bexhill-on-Sea.

The festival showcases local traders selling delicious food dishes prepared by top chefs from a host of countries and cultures which are sure to get your taste buds tingling. As well as food and drink, there will be plenty of unique shopping and gift ideas and seaside focused stalls.

Sea Angling Festival from DLWP

Billingsgate Seafood Training School returns demonstrating the art of filleting, preparing and cooking many types of sea fish throughout the weekend. They bring a different presentation with a large LED screen to provide a clear view for all.

There’s also plenty to keep the family occupied with a variety of games and activities. For anyone who has never picked up a rod before, expert coaches will be on hand to show you how to cast from the beach and maybe hook that catch of a lifetime. The lessons are completely FREE thanks to our sponsors.

Festival highlights

Stalls at the lawn festival
  • Seafood cooking demos
  • Global seafood cuisine
  • Free angling coaching
  • Live music and dance
  • Fishing Simulators
  • Angling Competitions
  • Children's Funfair
  • Marine and wildlife educational programme

Angling highlights

The 24-day extravaganza showcases some of the best angling in the south of England. It aims to promote many of the diverse sea angling disciplines, as well as find the best anglers from around the country in their specialist field. Competitions, complete with attractive prize funds, will include:

  • Kayak-fishing competition
  • A week-long specimen hunt
  • Open beach fishing competition
  • Open boat competition
  • Junior beach competition
  • Charter boat competition
  • The coveted bass specimen hunt - a competition for the fish which has in part made Bexhill's reputation in angling circles.

Entry forms will be available on the Festival web site - http://www.bexhillfestivalofthesea.co.uk

Kayaks about to go out on the water

A child receiving sea angling coaching

More information on the festival

Visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BexhillSeaAnglingFestival