THE AFTA Industry Awards celebrate the new and innovative products that are released at the annual event. Tackle companies can enter products across various categories, and visitors to the show vote for the best product in each category. Awards in the additional categories of 'Best Bait and Tackle Store' (small, medium large and overall) are also presented each year and are voted on by the public.
The winners of this year’s industry awards are listed below. Congratulations to all the winners!
Best Rod Wilson Bone Combat Beast Travel Rod
Best Combo Shimano Tranx 300A and Jewel Swimbait 7102
Best Line Sunline Siglon PEx8
Best Reel Shimano Sustain 2500 HGFI
Best Sunglasses Spotters Shades Grayson
Best Soft Lure River2Sea Chasebaits Smash Squid
Best Hard Lure Bluewater Saury
Best Gamefishing Lure Fatboy Lures 8.5” Devil
Best Fly Fishing Line RIO Directcore Flats Pro
Best Fly Reel Hardy Ultralite - MTX - 5000
Best Fly Fishing Rod Sage Salt HD
Best Terminal Tackle (Tied) River2Sea Shogun Swordfish Rig Mustard Fastach Leader System
Best Boating / Fishing Accessory Simms Guide Pliers