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New year date under discussion for postponed SAFTAD show

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The 2020 South African Fishing Tackle Agents and Distributors (SAFTAD) show – due to take place in August – has been cancelled.

South Africa’s recreational fishing trade show – due to take place in August – has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At a meeting of the South African Fishing Tackle Agents and Distributors (SAFTAD) Board this week, it was decided that because of the uncertainties created by the lockdown in the country, the show should not go ahead.

John Pledger, Chairman of SAFTAD, told Angling International that it will be liaising with the trade to see if it is viable to run a show early in the New Year 2021 and again in August. He said: “An earlier show in the year is up for discussion and a firm decision will be made within a month.”

SAFTAD was due to take place between August 22nd and 23rd in Johannesburg. Its cancellation follows in the footsteps of other high profile recreational fishing trade shows, including ICAST, China Fish, IFTD and the AFTA show in Australia, which all pulled the plug on their 2020 events.

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