The first site visit for The Game Fair 2024 has taken place at the stunning venue, Blenheim Palace, as the Fishing illage begins to take shape.
ATA media lead and Game Fair angling consultant John Hunter met with some of The Game Fair team on the Oxfordshire estate a couple of weeks ago to look at various ideas for positioning of the village and how best to use the water features there for demos, talks and have-a-go fishing opportunities.
The team identified a couple of exciting options, which would allow the area to grow further following its success this summer at Ragley Hall.
John said: “Blenheim Palace is widely regarded as being the best and most well attended venue in The Game Fair’s history so it is super exciting for it to be returning there for 2024.
“The river and the iconic Folly Bridge are real focal points and we are looking to use this area for the Fishing Village next summer.
“Positioned near one of the entrances on the way into The Game Fair itself, the village will once again prove to be a draw not just for existing anglers but for anyone keen to trying their hand at fishing for the first time or getting some advice about how to go about it.
“Things are still at an early stage but both the ATA and The Game Fair team have had significant interest already with a number of companies signing up for space.
“Myself and ATA chair Andrew Race will be on site again on November 20th to assess all the opportunities and we will then, very quickly, be in touch with all ATA members to talk through the options and get them involved.
“Looking at the venue, its history and the planned layout, we have every reason to believe that 2024’s Go Fishing at The Game Fair concept will be even more successful than 2023.”