Local | More news when Sport fishing fair comes to Stockholm International Fairs

By on December 8, 2015

Sport fishing industry’s big annual event – Sport fishing Fair, takes place in three months, but already large parts of the hall surface is booked. Sport fishing Fair is arranged for the first time at the Stockholm International Fairs, and there will be three intense days, 18 to 20 March with several news. Among these include: “Kayak Square and the much-awaited Spinning Line.

The visitor of the Sport fishing Fair 2016 will be invited to more activities and news than ever. The record early interest with over 90 percent of hall surface booked give a clear signal of the continued growing interest in fishing.

Before the Sport fishing Fair in 2016, we are investing heavily in creating an incredible experience for the whole family. It will then be invited for more news and activities than in previous years. The great interest shows that we are on the right track, says Agneta Brunell, project manager for the Sport fishing Fair.

Try out the latest spin reels
Among the promised news will Sport fishing Fair offer a large test track at over 500 square meters dedicated to spinning. On Spinning course, the visitor will be able to test the 2016-year past the spinning reels. Fishing from the kayak has become very popular. Therefore, there will be a kayak Square where the kayak companies gather around a basin where different kayaks will be tested. Another square is Special Fishing square which is an extension of the Sea fishing Square where all types of fish from the oceans takes place. Those who have thoughts remain on Swedish water can go after that to The perch stand. Here there will be workshops, opportunities to get tips from the pros as well as take part of the latest news. The perch has become increasingly popular for fishing, both with spinning reel and fly. This meeting is a good opportunity to learn more about the right bass fishing. Children and young people can participate in the playful spin fishing competition Pike Hero is a version of the popular format Fly vs. Jerk & Pech Pro” and can be likened to Småstjärnorna” or “Minimello”. Everything will be filmed and then broadcast in the summer of 2016. In order to inspire the fair’s younger audience to test angling Sport fishing Fair has created Youth street where children and young people will have to show their skills in creating movies fish, bait building, blogging and fly tying.

Great interest and great catches
According to a survey by Statistics Sweden on behalf of the Marine and Water Authority, more than 1.6 million Swedes who fish every year. The main species caught are perch, pike, trout and mackerel. The catch is estimated at 16 000 tonnes of which 9,000 tonnes were caught in lakes and streams and 7 000 tonnes along the coast and in the sea. For this caught 11 000 tonnes of hand tools.

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