Thursday, May 11, 2006

Angling Fair 2006

It's back! 11th to 14th May 2006 @ the Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur. Read full details here.

Angling & Outdoor Recreational Fair 2006

Incorporated with Let's Travel Fair 2006

May 11-14, 2006, Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur

The 4th Angling & Outdoor Recreational (AOR) Fair 2006, organized in conjunction with the Let's Travel Fair 2006 (together with our sister magazine) at the busiest shopping malls in the city, the Mid Valley Mega Mall, from 11 to 14 May 2006, will again be the centre stage of the angling sector in the country.

The event, the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia, will be officiated by the Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai on 11th May 2006 at 11am. The 4-day event is open daily from 11am to 8pm.

Led by the ambitious participation of TCE Tackles (15 booths), Shimano/Oriental Fishing Tackle (10 booths), Pure Fishing Malaysia (4), Chop Hock Heng (4), Siow Chiang, Sang Lin, Mighty Fishing, Sure Catch Tackle, as well as Edaran Tan Chong Motors and Malaysian Harmony, the annual tackle fair also continue to witness the participation of Explorer Marine Centre, Universal Fitness & Leisure, Mercury Marine, Borneo Technical, A Famosa Resort, D'Paradise Tropika Fruit World and many newcomers and outdoor related companies such as Alu-Alu International, LeRun Industry (bicycle specialist) and Delta Rover (rock climbing specialist).

As at today, all the booths have been taken up.

More tackle & outdoor booths this year
It is glad to note that in terms of number of booths taken up, the fishing tackle and outdoor equipment sectors this year have both exceeded that of last year. With about 100 booths showcasing a diverse range of fishing, outdoor and travelling products and supporting services, the show is indeed an event that should not be missed by any angler and outdoor lovers, hardcore or otherwise.

This year, we also witness an unprecedented number of supporting government and non-government fishing-related organizations. The organisations include:
- Ministry of Agriculture
- Malaysian fisheries Department
- Malaysian Angling Association (PeMM)
- International Game Fish Association (IGFA)
- Malaysian Fisheries Society (MFS)
- Malaysian Surfcasting Club (MSC)
- Kelah Action Group Malaysia (Kagum)

This year, the show is expected to attract a lot more anglers, visitors and new faces to its exhibition floors. The past events had drawn the interests of visitors and traders from foreign countries, including Singapore, Indonesia, China, Korea, Australia, and even Europe, and more of their activities are expected this year.

The superb venue of Mid Valley naturally ensures the presence of a wide spectrum of visitors of all communities and races, and this advantage will be fully exploited to turn the Tackle Fair into a must-visit not only for the fishing fraternity, but anyone who has the slightest interest in this recreational sport.

RM50,000 worth of lucky draw prizes to be won
Towards this end, many angling and outdoor related programmes and forums will be organized (see programme attached). Games and contests with fabulous prizes worth more than RM50,000 will be carried out in conjunction with the Fair, which we intend to make it the most crowded ever. Remember to bring along your May issue of Rod & Line or Pancing to entitle for the lucky draw, or subscribe on the spot for the same entitlement

Rock-climbing for beginners
For those who are interested in rock climbing, Delta Rover will be setting up a rock climbing wall in the exhibition hall for the beginners and outdoor lovers to rough it out, free of charge.

Plenty of free gifts and offers for early birds
Sponsored by the exhibitors, there will also be plenty of free gifts to be given away everyday during the 4-day exhibition, especially to the early birds. The free gift and discount coupons are issued together with the May issue of Rod & Line and Pancing, which are available in the first week of May 2006.

For further information, kindly contact CS Fong, chief editor of Rod & Line at email: or or 012-6867688.

Programmes (tentative) (May 11-14, 2006)

11th May (Thursday)

On main stage:
11.00am-1.30pm - Opening ceremony ( + A'Famosa performance)
3.00-3.30pm - Angling performance (Fly casting by Uncle Amin -Eng/Malay)

In seminar room:
4.30-5.30pm - Angling clinic (knot-tying techniques – Malay/Eng)

12th May (Friday)

On main stage:
2.00-2.30pm - Angling performance (Fly casting by Uncle Amin -Eng/Malay)

In seminar room:
3.00-4.00pm - Angling talk (light jigging technique By Rod & Line Chinese reporter)
4.30-5.30pm - Angling talk (Snag fishing technique by Pancing/Rod & Line reporter, Malay/English)
5.30-6.30pm - Angling talk (Surfcasting fishing gear by Malaysian Surfcasting Club- English)

13th May (Saturday)

On the main stage:
4.30-5.00pm - Angling performance (Fly casting by Uncle Amin -Eng/Malay)

In Seminar room:
12.00-1.00pm - Angling talk (walk-the-dog technique by Faiz Karim & friends, English/Malay)
1.30pm-2.30pm - Angling talk (Spinflying technique by Rod & Line Chinese reporter) 4.00-5.30pm - Let's Travel talk (Japan in focus)
6.00pm-7.00pm - Angling talk (fly-tying technique by Tacklebox – Eng/Malay)

14th May (Sunday)

On main stage:
1.00pm-1.30pm - Angling performance (Fly casting by Uncle Amin -Eng/Malay)

In seminar room:
12.00pm-1.00pm - Talk/slide show by Photographic Society of M'sia (Chinese)
1-00pm-2.30pm - Let's Travel +8TV talk (Chinese)
3.00pm-4.00pm - Angling talk (Freshwater fishing technique by Aznir Malek(Eng)
4.00pm-5.00pm - Angling talk (Upstream fishing exploration by Pancing reporter & friends (Malay)

(* note: each angling talk lasts for 1 hour only (40 mins talk + 20 mins Q&A)

Exhibition venue: Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Conveniently located in Kuala Lumpur's central business district, Mid Valley Megamall is accessible via a vast network of roads and highways that link the Megamall to residential and business addresses, as well as KL Sentral and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). More than 7,000 car parking lots feed directly into the Megamall.

Public transport
Mid Valley Megamall is easily accessible by public transportation such as taxis, LRT and buses.
From Kotaraya you can take the Rapid KL Bus number 5 or Metrobus number 98 or 99.
Mid Valley is also offering free shuttle bus service to and from the Bangsar LRT Station daily between 8.00am - 11pm. Customers can catch the ride at the South Court bus stop.

The Mid Valley KTM Komuter station, which opened in August 2004, provides direct access into the Megamall via a covered pedestrian bridge, which brings in an average of 10,000 passengers a day. The Overheadlink Bridge takes passengers straight from the station into the shopping mall.

The station is disable-friendly, and facilities comprise toilets, lifts, covered platforms, ticket and information counters, ticket vending machines and link bridge straight into the mall. The station is only RM1.00 away for from Sentral Kuala Lumpur.

Mid Valley Mega Mall Customer Service Hotline :
(603) 2938 3333 General Enquiries :(603) 2289 8688

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