AFTA 2014: Best In Show Winners

THE hottest new tackle was assessed and judged at the 2014 AFTA Trade Show, held on the Gold Coast earlier this week.

Winners of the various tackle and gear categories were announced at a gala dinner on Monday night – scroll down for list of winners.

All the winning tackle, plus other new gear launched at the AFTA show, will be displayed at at a “fishing precinct” at the upcoming Brisbane Boat Show. This initiative, a joint venture between AFTA, Keep Australia Fishing and Marine Queensland, is expected include demonstrations and how-to presentations by fishing experts, displays and product info sessions from all the major tackle companies, prize draws, kids entertainment, free gear and a huge shop so visitors can purchase all the latest and greatest rods, reels, lures, lines and fishing accessories.

Should be a fantastic event – stay tuned for more details!


Best Clothing/Accessory
AFN Solar Tube

Best Fishing/Boating Accessory
Rapala Aluma-Pro Gripper

Best Outdoor/Camping Product
JM Gillies Barnett Camo Cat Bow

Best Diving/Watersport Accessory
Vsport-Gopro Hero 3+

Best Fly Rod
J.M Gillies Agencies Sage Salt Fly Rod (pic below)

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Best Fly Reel
Pure Fishing Hardy Fortuna 1 (pic below)

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Best Fly Line
Jarvis Walker Cortland Precision premium salt water fly line

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