On the second weekend of February, fishing enthusiasts crowded PVA EXPO PRAGUE, the largest exhibition centre in the Czech capital, to visit the 7th FOR FISHING, a trade fair for fishing and angling. The number of visitors – 28,552 – is a new record for FOR FISHING, exceeding the numbers from the previous year by 12%. This year, 156 exhibitors and over 800 fishing brands were presented at the exhibition. The visitors were also very much interested in lectures of fishing stars, among them Jakub Vagner, the patron of the event.
The FOR FISHING trade fair took place in three exhibition halls, packed with brand new merchandise for the upcoming season. The exhibition covered 11,400 square meters in total, and all the important players on the angling market put on their stands. The show hosted exhibitors from 9 different countries, which proves that the event achieved an international scope. Jakub Vagner proved to be the biggest star of the show as he was giving lectures in conference halls that were full to bursting. Other fishing personas, such as Max Nollert of Germany or Martin Locke of England, also attracted attention.
Products used in all existing angling techniques were showcased within the trade fair. Long-term, regular exhibitors were presented (FOX International, NASH, Normark, Mivardi, Jet-fish, Karel Nikl or MIKBAITS), as well as FOR FISHING newbies (Masterbaits, Max Carp, JV ELECTRONICS, HOBBY-G, Starfishing, Gumotex, and many others).
The Czech Fishing Union, the most important angling body in the country, was present as well, giving information to visitors and presenting a fishing simulator. The Union also cooperated with FOR FISHING on the preparation of the accompanying programme, among which was also the award ceremony for the Best Sporstman of the Czech Fishing Union in the year 2015.
The eighth FOR FISHING will take place on 16-19 February 2017, again at PVA EXPO PRAGUE.
FOR FISHING 2016 Statistics:
Number of exhibitors: 156
Number of represented countries: 9
Number of fishing brands presented: over 800
Number of visitors: 28,552
Total exhibition area: 11,400 sqm