Double AFTA show joy for Wilson, Shimano and River2Sea
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Wilson Fishing, Shimano and River2Sea were all double winners at last week’s Australian Fishing Tackle Association (AFTA) Show Awards.
Tackle giant Shimano took two of the most prestigious awards – the reel (Sustain 2500 HGFI) and combo (Tranx 300A and Jewel Swimbait 7102), while Wilson Fishing produced the best rod (Bone Combat Beast Travel Rod) clothing accessory (Hooded Headscarf).
River2Sea shared the terminal tackle award with Mustad with its Shogun Swordfish Rig, while its Chasebaits brand took the soft lure (Smash Squid).
The full list of awards are:
Rod: Wilson Fishing, Bone Combat Beast Travel Rod
Combo: Shimano, Tranx 300A and Jewel Swimbait 7102
Line: Sunline, Siglon PEx8
Reel: Shimano, Sustain 2500 HGFI
Sunglasses: Spotters Shades, Grayson
Soft Lure: River2Sea, Chasebaits Smash Squid
Hard Lure: J.M. Gillies, Bluewater Saury
Gamefishing Lure: Fatboy Lures, 8.5” Devil
Fly Fishing Line: RIO Products, Direct Core Flats Pro
Fly Reel: Hardy Ultralite – MTX – 5000
Fly Fishing Rod: Sage Manufacturing, Salt HD
Terminal Tackle: River2Sea, Shogun Swordfish Rig and Mustad, Fastach Leader System
Boating / Fishing Accessory: Simms Fishing Products, Guide Pliers
Marine Electronics: Lowrance, HDS Carbon 16” and Viva Fuji aerator
Outdoor / Camping Product: Smoking’ Hot Rocket Stove
Watersport / Dive Product: GoPro, Hero5 Black Action Camera
Tackle Management: Plano Synergy, KVD Bag
Clothing Accessory: Wilson Fishing, Hooded Headscarf
John Dunphy Innovation Award: Swell, Pro Drone 3.0
Small Bait and Tackle Store: Anglers Fishing World
Medium Bait and Tackle Store: Tackle World, Mornington
Best Large Bait and Tackle Store: Fishing and Outdoor World
Overall Bait and Tackle Store: Tackle World, Cranbourne
• Our thanks to Fishing World for providing this information and pictures.