Best New Soft Lure
Savage Gear completed a hat-trick in this year’s Soft Lure category after victories with its Soft 4Play 25cm (2011) and the Real Eel last year.
The Danish manufacturer repeated that success with its 3D Crayfish which has been designed by combining 3D scanning and modeling of real-life models to produce what it describes as the ‘perfect’ lure.
Berkley – commended last year with its Drop Shot Minnow 2” –was looking to go one better with the Gotam Shad. Other big names with eyes on the prize included Hart, Fairpoint Outdoors A/S, Eddystone Tatler, Snowbee, Sert and top American visitor, Mann’s Bait Company.