The Festival has two parts, a series of angling competitions based at Bexhill Sea Angling Club and an Open Event on the stunning £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. The Festival blends education about one the UKs most popular past times (an estimated 4 million people go fishing every year) with the public popularity of cooking and seafood.
This year, the Festival is set to be even better than 2012’s massive success. It retains the support of the Angling Trust, the voice of angling in England, and Rother District Council which has invested £10,000 into the event. The event is not-for-profit. It is organised and run by a number of local anglers, the Bexhill Sea Angling Club and Bexhill’s fishing tackle shop ‘Hook, Line & Sinker’.