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Many exhibitors reported brisk business on the first day of Skipper Expo Int. Bristol 2018, with visitors attracted by the diverse array of fishing equipment and services on display.

One of the highlights was the signing by B & M Fishing of Fleetwood for an order for three 12m Maxus catamaran hulls from exhibitor G Smyth Boats. Once completed, the vessels will participate in potting operations from Fleetwood.

[Image:left to right: Gerry Smyth of Smith Boats, with Anne Bynam, Jamie Bynam, Danielle Twyford and Andrew Bynam of B & M Fishing]

A feature of this year’s expo is the number of exhibiting stands featuring special show offers, which proved popular with visitors.Commenting on the expo, Sharon Boyle of show organiser Mara Media, said: “It was a great first day and there was a real buzz to the show.”