Bexhill Sea Angling Festival7th September - 15th September 2013
Lawn festival on 7th and 8th.
The Bexhill Sea Angling Festival is one of the biggest and best sea fishing festivals in the UK.
The nine-day extravaganza of sea fishing 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:
- A boat match
- Kayak-fishing competition
- A week-long specimen hunt
- Beach fishing competition
- A day long bass fishing contest - a competition for the fish which has in part made Bexhill's reputation in angling circles.
Uniquely though, the event is much more than an angling competition;
The Festival has two parts, 5 angling competitions based at Bexhill Sea Angling Club and Hook, Line & Sinker plus an Open Event on the stunning new £5million exhibition space in front of the iconic De La Warr Pavilion. The fun starts this year on Saturday 7th September 2013 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.
- Seafood cooking demos
- Global seafood cuisine
- Free angling coaching
- Fishing Simulators
- Angling Competitions
- Children's Funfair
- Marine educational programme
Bexhill's Sea Angling Festival blends education about one of the UK's most popular past times (more than 4 million people take part in angling each year) with the public popularity of cooking and seafood.
The event is a huge draw for families, with people aged from 8 to 80 in attendance. The inaugural festival in 2012 attracted over 10,000 people from all over the country.
More information on the festival
Visit the Bexhill Sea Angling Festival website: http://www.bexhillseaanglingfestival.com
Visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BexhillSeaAnglingFestival