ORVIS 'CAST AND BLAST' DAY
Sunday 7th May, 2006

Andover, Hampshire: (13 February, 2006)Come along to the Orvis 'Cast and Blast' day on Sunday 7th May and enjoy a FREE fun day for all the family.

Are you interested in fly-fishing or clay shooting? Would you like to have a go but, don't know where to start?

Head to the Orvis 'Cast and Blast' day to learn how to cast a fly for the first time and even possibly catch your own trout. Or, do you just want to improve your fly-fishing technique? Get tips and enjoy the free demonstrations by the Orvis Advisory Team and leading fly-fishing writer Paul Procter. Alternatively take this great opportunity to shoot your first clay under the safe guidance of qualified instructors.

Held at West Meon Trout Fishery, Meon Springs, Petersfield, this annual event in the Orvis calendar provides a chance to try out the very latest in Orvis fly-fishing tackle including the new cutting edge Zero G rods, whilst viewing demonstrations and instruction in fly-tying by the 'Fly-dressers guild'. The event will held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Also on the day:

  • Visit the Orvis ‘Tent Sale’ and shop from a large selection of genuine overstocks and discontinued Orvis and Barbour men’s and women’s country clothing. Price reductions up to 70% off!
  • Field Archery demonstrations or even have a go yourself!
  • Wild Trout Trust. Display of stream habitat restoration and conservation projects.
  • Display of antique tackle.
  • Hog roast with Real Ale and soft refreshments.

Orvis will be providing their usual levels of support to the Wild Trout Trust via this event, by holding a prize draw for an Orvis fly rod with all proceeds going to the Trust.

For media enquiries, please contact Lucy Martin at Orvis on 01264 349536 or Jamie Butler at Meon Springs on 07775728807 alternatively view the Meon Springs website at www.meonsprings.com.

Background

The Orvis Company celebrates its 150th anniversary in the US this year (and its 25th in the UK!)

Founded by Charles F. Orvis in Manchester, Vermont, US in 1856, The Orvis Company specialises in fine quality fly-fishing tackle, shooting clothing and accessories, traditional country clothing and unique gifts for the country home.

In 1981, Orvis started a mail order business in the UK based at a converted water mill in Nether Wallop, Hampshire after taking over the successful 'Dermot Wilson' fly-fishing tackle business on Mr Wilson's retirement. Since then, the business has blossomed and the expansion has included the opening of 17 full price and 2 outlet retail stores in the UK with a move to larger HQ and distribution premises in Andover, Hampshire. Orvis is now the largest, truly authentic, specialist country living retailer in the UK with an exciting and unique product offer available from its retail stores, mail order catalogue and website.

PR CONTACT: LUCY MARTIN
Tel: 01264 349536
martinl@orvis.co.uk
The Orvis Company, Inc.
Vermont House
Unit 30A North Way
Andover, Hampshire
SP10 5RW
www.orvis.co.uk