The concept of Carpfest comes from previous Korda events, where exhibitors can display their products in a real angling environment, next to a lake, giving customers a chance to see the gear in action, try it for themselves and talk to the anglers using the gear week in and week out.
The first Carpfest of the year was held over the weekend of Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May, at the stunning Manor Farm complex in Bedfordshire. Fine sunny weather greeted visitors as they were able to wander round the tackle stands from Korda, Mainline, Delkim, Trakker and Daiwa. With ample space it was possible to really examine the bivvies out in the open, try out the bed chairs for comfort, handle the rods and reels, plus watch bait making demos, and get hints and tips on how to get the best from the full range of Korda rig components, and Delkim alarms.
A short walk away on the carp lake, top Korda anglers were fishing and available to advise on tactics, and rigs. A casting area was fully equipped with a range of Daiwa rods, and visitors were more than welcome to chat to the Daiwa staff and put the rods through their paces.
Daiwa consultant Brian Skoyles was there over the weekend and said “ These are my favourite type of angling shows. It’s great to be outdoors with this type of event, it’s so much more effective to give anglers a chance to actually cast the rods, and compare test curves etc. The feedback has been very good and as the summer goes on, and word spreads, I can see these shows becoming more and more popular”
With a host of Carpfest dates across the country still to come between now and mid September there’s plenty of opportunity to get yourself there and see for yourself. See you there!
14th and 15th May: Broadlands, Hants
29th and 30th May: Angler’s Paradise, Devon
5th June: Bawburgh Lake, Norfolk
11th and 12th June: Wyreside Lakes, Lancs
16th and 17th July: Cudmore Fisheries, Staffs
30th and 31st July: Todber Manor, Dorset
20th and 21st August: Monk Lakes, Kent
3rd and 4th September: Whelford Pools, Gloucestershire
17th and 18th September: Celtic Lakes, Ceredigion