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Tackle sales rocket at Fisch und Angel

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More than 80,000 outdoor sports fans visited Germany’s Jagd und Hund and Fisch und Angel shows in Dortmund.
↑ Germany's 'angling queen' Babs Kijewski (centre), was one of the star attractions alongside other professional anglers at Fisch und Angel.
↑ Anglers spent 60% more on tackle at the 2016 Fisch und Angel show compared to last year.

Fishing tackle sales at Germany’s Fisch und Angel show rose by 60% compared to the previous year.

The event, co-located for the third time at the giant Messe Westfalenhallen in Dortmund with Jagd & Hund, attracted a combined total of 80,000 visitors over six days and 800 exhibitors from 36 countries.

Oliver Taus, owner of Angelshop Leverkusen, said: “Making Fisch und Angel a separate exhibition has ensured that we are addressing the right audience. We came to the fair to sell our products to customers and came away pleased.”

Martin Winkler, owner of Fischcenter Wasserburg, added: “The exhibition concept is a good one and is well received by visitors. In particular high quality equipment is becoming more popular. Anglers are keen to be offered something worthwhile and that offers value for money.”

Uli Beyer, owner of Angel Ussat, Dortmund, said: “Fishing is becoming more versatile, lively and diverse. Men and women of all ages were represented and they were looking at both tackle and bait.

“We presented our new Mouse pike lure which has been developed by Swedish Pike Champion, Tony Andersson. He was in our booth to show it off and we are pleased to say it was very well received.”

Germany’s ‘angling queen’ and Zebco Europe pro-staffer, Babs Kijewski, was one of the star attractions alongside other professional anglers, Jürgen Friesenhahn, Sebastian Hänel, Uwe Pinnau, Bertus Rozenmeijer, Michael Kahlstadt and many others.

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