The Big One is held annually each spring in Farnborough, and attracts almost 20,000 enthusiastic anglers. The acquisition adds to Bauer’s angling media business, which interacts with 600,000 anglers each month through its portfolio of magazines, digital editions, social media and websites.
The Big One will form part of Bauer’s events portfolio, which includes the London Motorcycle Show, the MCN Festival and Your Horse Live, attended by more than 100,000 visitors each year. Vince Davies, who launched and owns the event, will continue to work for Bauer as Event Director.
Patrick Horton, managing director – sport and entertainment at Bauer Media, commented: “I’m delighted we are acquiring the biggest event in angling and equally delighted that Vince will continue to work with Bauer Media on the show. It’s a brilliant event that celebrates the best that fishing has to offer, and has great potential in the new permanent event space in Farnborough. We look forward to putting the weight of Bauer’s angling media behind the event to make it bigger and better.”
The 2018 show will take place March 24-25 in a brand-new space at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.