2022 Awards

These Best In Show product awards were voted on by the retailers who attended the 2022 trade show. The awards were presented to the winners at the 2022 AFTA Gala Dinner and Awards Night!

This year the Best Stand awards were voted on by the Victorian Fisheries Authority; Women in Recreational Fishing (WIRF) and Queensland Fisheries; Women in Recreational Fishing Network (WIRFN). 

Congratulations to all the winners!

Product Awards – RUNNER UP

Category Brand Model Exhibitor
BEST ROD Venom Target Wilson Fishing
BEST COMBO Penn Pursuit IV Combo Pure Fishing Australia
BEST FLY FISHING PRODUCT G.Loomis Asquith 690-4 Shimano Australia Fishing
  Hardy Fortuna Regent Reel Pure Fishing Australia
BEST REEL Penn Authority 7500 Spin Reel Pure Fishing Australia
  Shimano Stella 2500HG FJ Shimano Australia Fishing
BEST LINE Fins Infinity Braid JM Gillies
BEST SOFT LURE Atomic Real Baitz 200 Whiting Frogleys Offshore
BEST HARD LURE Samaki Hardilicious Blue Fish Imports
  BaitSanity Explorer Gill BaitSanity
BEST GAME FISHING ROD Shimano Speedmaster Game Shimano Australia Fishing
BEST GAME FISHING LURE Zacatak Lures Large Thunderstruck Zacatak Lures
  Shimano Ocea Hiramasa 190 Flash Boost Shimano Australia Fishing
BEST GAME FISHING ACCESSORY Toit Fishing Tools Haywire Twist Tool Wilson Fishing
BEST TERMINAL TACKLE Daiwa Baitjunkie Jighead Daiwa Australia
BEST CLOTHING ACCESSORY Stormrider Stormrider Jacket JM Gillies
BEST FISHING / BOATING ACCESSORY Tasmanian Devil TD Auto/Man Inflatable Life Jacket JM Gillies
  Yeti 20oz Travel Mug w Stronghold Lid – Seafoam Yeti
BEST TACKLE MANAGEMENT Versus Meiho VS-7090N Tackle Management System Blue Fish Imports
BEST WATERSPORT / DIVING PRODUCT AFN Marine Safety Stickers AFN Fishing & Outdoors
BEST OUTDOOR / CAMPING PRODUCT EcoXGear SoundExtreme SEB26 Wireless Soundbar Sam Allen Wholesale
JOHN DUNPHY AWARD FOR INNOVATION Boomer All Terrain Anchor Original Boomer All Terrain Anchors