The Atlantic Salmon Trust has become the official charitable fishing partner for The GWCT Scottish Game Fair, The Game Fair and The GWCT Welsh Game Fair.
The three events celebrate field sports, conservation and land management in the United Kingdom and provide the perfect place for countryside enthusiasts together and enjoy a huge range of exhibitors, demonstrations and competitions, as well as excellent food, drink and shopping.
The reimagined Get Into Fishing at The Game Fair section is being backed by the Angling Trades Association and its members and will be sited by the picturesque lake at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire, from Friday, July 28th to Sunday, July 30th.
The Atlantic Salmon Trust is a registered charity based in Perth, Scotland, with a mission to restore wild Atlantic salmon populations.
Through its ambitious research projects and partnership with the wider Missing Salmon Alliance, it aims to gather the vital evidence policymakers need, and to inspire urgent management action.
Numbers of wild Atlantic salmon have declined by 70 per cent in the last 25 years, and we face the prospect that they could become an endangered species in the near future, disappearing from Britain’s seas and rivers altogether.
With both passionate anglers and people who care deeply about the UK’s natural resources visiting all three game fairs, this partnership will help to highlight the vital work being done by the Atlantic Salmon Trust to restore this iconic species and to inspire more people to support them. The Atlantic Salmon Trust team and its ambassadors will be giving a series of talks and showing short films at this year’s events to bring their important message to Game Fair audiences.
Mark Bilsby, CEO of the Atlantic Salmon Trust said: “‘The Game Fair events have a tremendous reach that spans across the UK, and a power to connect rural communities, anglers and fieldsports enthusiasts, and industries together.
“Our countryside would be a much poorer place without wild Atlantic salmon and the healthy environments that are necessary to support them. We hope that this platform will help to inspire visitors to support our important work and to urge governments to take action to secure a future for this iconic species.”
James Gower, managing director at Stable Events Ltd, which runs all three game fairs in the UK, added: “I’m over the moon to share the news that the Atlantic Salmon Trust is our official charitable fishing partner for all three events this year. Their work is so important to both restoring numbers of wild Atlantic salmon in our rivers and seas and highlighting the state of British waters. We’re excited to welcome them to our events this summer and hope visitors enjoy learning about their work.”
Tickets for all three game fairs are on sale now. Using the code ASTappeal at checkout ensures a donation to the cause.
The GWCT Scottish Game Fair: scottishfair.com
The Game Fair: thegamefair.org
The GWCT Welsh Game Fair: welshgamefair.org
To book a stand at the preferential ATA rate at The Game Fair at Ragley Hall, email firstname.lastname@example.org