Southsea Marina will offer free flares disposal and lifejacket checks at its Fishing Show on 30 April 2016

Sailors looking to dispose of out-of-date pyrotechnic flares can take them to Southsea Marina’s Fishing Show on Saturday 30 April between 1000 and 1600. There will also be free life-jacket safety checks and a range of other displays at the free-to-attend show.

Expired flares

Expired flares

Exhibitors at the show will include from specialist fishing boats to bait and tackle providers, marine electronics and clothing suppliers, fish deli providers, marine and engineering companies and suppliers of safety equipment and bespoke fishing paddleboards.

As well as being able to try and buy from exhibitors, visitors will be able to take make use of a free flares disposal courtesy of LGS Marine and a free life-jacket check clinic run by the RNLI as well as listen to a series of presentations throughout the day from a team of sea angling experts located in the dedicated Q&A marquee.

Head chef Joe Baker from the Rick Stein seafood restaurant in Winchester will be conducting a live cooking demonstration, featuring dishes from the restaurant’s menu as well as promoting sustainable fishing. Local sea anglers, Dan Sissons and Dick Stubbs will be talking about LRF fishing and discussing the new rules and regulations surrounding sea bass angling. Premier has also taken the opportunity to invite the RSPB to inform visitors about the local wildlife in Langstone Harbour nature reserve.


Rupert Bremer, Southsea Marina Manager commented:

‘Southsea Marina sits on the threshold of the Solent and attracts yachts, fishing boats and motorboats alike. This show will not only be of interest to the growing and active fishing community, but there will be something of interest to all kinds of boaters as we will be holding a free flares disposal service on the day.’

Admission to the show is free with first-come, first-served parking available. Visitors and berth holders can enjoy meeting with exhibitors, watching live demonstrations and exchange fishing tips with like-minded people.