Total Awards handed out during Angling and Boats Show in Utrecht
Ten o’clock and the doors to the show have just been opened.
After a very busy second day of the Hengelsport- en Botenbeurs in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, the winners of the “Total Awards” were announced during a meeting with all the firms that have taken a stand at the show. Some 400 visitors to the show give their vote to one of the new products in the four different categories.
Flyfishing is just a small part of the show, which is now held for the 15th time on 20.000 square meters and with 160 stands. But the children (and many parents) love to try it. Making a precision cast with the flyrod is not all that easy…
At the stand of the Dutch Federation of Flyfishers (VNV) youngsters learn to tie their first fly.
The Total Award in the category of “Coarse Fishing” was for the new Catchmate strike indicator. Annemiek Boonstra of DRT Events handed over the award. Second place was for Arca.
David van den Brandt accepted the Total Award in the category “Sea Fishing” for a new fixed spool reel by Penn. Zebco earned the runner up prize here. Joop Folkers (right) announced the winners.
Marcel Raymann and Stijn Thomas of wholesale company Arca are happy with the Total Award in the category “Predator Fishing”. Raven Hengelsport earned the second prize here.
Babs Kijewski accpeted the Total Award for Zebco in the category of “Carp Fishing”, Spro was the runner up in this category.
The public also voted for the best new product of the show all together. David van den Brandt came back on stage a second time for Penn to receive this Total Award, which was handed over by Dirk Drent (show organiser) and Annemiek Boonstra. Catchmate came to second place in this category.
The show will be open on Sunday the 4th of December as well. Website: