Bigger fishing arena and more exhibitors attract crowds at FeHoVa
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Exhibitors from 15 countries attended last weekend’s FeHoVa fishing and hunting show, the largest event of its kind in eastern Europe.
More than 300 companies exhibited at the event in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, including tackle giants Daiwa, Shimano, Rapala and Svendsen Sport carp brand, Prologic. Closer to home, Hungarian companies at the event included Energofish, Haldorado, Cralusso, Maros-Mix, Dovit and Joker Floats.
The fishing arena boasted a 15% increase in exhibitors and covered a larger area than last year – 400sqm.
Energofish Product Manager Sàndor Sujkó told Angling International: “Although the attendance was on a par with last year, the show was extraordinarily busy for us as we entertained anglers and many of our retailer partners at our booth.
“It was a great opportunity for us to present our latest products to our customers who we invited over the first two days of the event. We showed off around 350 OEM products and also introduced items from the Sonik Sports and Navitas brands, which the company started to distribute last year.
“Both anglers and retailers were particularly interested in our new liquid aromas, hookbaits and groundbaits. Feeder fishermen came to have a look at our new Method Egg and groundbaits that we had featured on Facebook a couple of days before the show.”
Sujkó added: “A good indicator of a consumer show is how much is spent by anglers and it was definitely higher than last year. The presentations and demonstrations were also played out to full houses.”
As part of an initiative to attract the younger generation to the sport, Energofish, in partnership with FeHoVa and the Hungarian Fishing Association, invited more than 1,000 children to the show, giving them an opportunity to meet some of the region’s most famous anglers and take part in various activities.