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The Big One fishing show sold to European media giant

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German-owned Bauer Media has acquired the UK’s biggest consumer fishing show, The Big One.

One of Europe’s largest media companies has acquired the UK’s biggest consumer fishing show, the Big One.

The acquisition by German-based Bauer Media strengthens the company’s position in the angling market. It already interacts with 600,000 fishermen through its portfolio of magazines, digital editions, social media and websites.

Vince Davies, who launched and owned The Big One, will work with Bauer as Event Director.

Patrick Horton, Managing Director, Sport & Entertainment at Bauer Media, told Event Industry News: “I am delighted we are acquiring the biggest event in angling and equally delighted that Vince will continue to work with us on the show.

“It is a brilliant event that celebrates the best that fishing has to offer and has great potential in the new permanent event space in Farnborough, Hampshire.

“We look forward to putting the weight of Bauer’s angling media behind the event to make it bigger and better.”

The 2018 show takes place on March 23rd and 24th.

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