AFTA Tackle Show


AFTA Tackle Show 2024



The AFTA Tackle Show is back in 2024, giving wholesalers and retailers the chance to connect with each other outside of the shop environment. In two fabulous days on the Gold Coast, you can meet with representatives of your suppliers, both old and new. Check out all the new products, and perhaps some you have forgotten about, all the brands under one roof in just one easily accessible location.

The Gala Dinner and Awards function will be held on Friday, August 16. This event will allow the trade to come together in an even more relaxed setting. It’s sure to be a great night! The time allowed for formalities will be down, and the networking time will be up!

Saturday August 17 will see the doors to the public.

Countdown to the doors opening at the show!


TRADE DAYS:  Thursday, August 15  |  Friday, August 16

PUBLIC DAY:  Saturday, August 17


Thursday: 8.30am – 6.00pm | Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm | Saturday: 9.00am – 3.00pm


Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

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2024 AFTA Tackle Show Retailer Attendance Incentive

AFTA will offer every qualifying* retail member who attends the tackle show a $500 voucher to spend at one participating exhibitor’s stand.

    How does it work for retailers?
  • Register to attend the AFTA Tackle Show
  • Visit the registration desk to collect your name badge and $500 Voucher (1 per member store)
  • Visit any of the participating exhibitors and place an order to claim your voucher
  • The voucher must be spent at the show and is only valid on the TRADE DAYS
  • It is your responsibility to claim the voucher

    The fine print

  • To qualify for the $500 voucher, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Be an independently owned retail store
  • Be a financial member of AFTA
  • Have accounts with the majority of participating exhibitors
  • Wholesalers may have their own rules for how the voucher can be claimed with their product.
  • All amounts are exclusive of GST


The Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA) Tackle Show is open only to AFTA members and their invited guests on trade days: Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16. All pre-registered visitors are welcome to attend on Saturday, August 17, when we open the doors to the public!

AFTA Members, your tackle show entry fee is included with your 2024 membership. If you do not have the link to ensure your ticket is free of charge, please email

The Non-Member Price for all entry tickets is $150.


BADGE Choose this badge when

Your primary business or interest is selling or distributing fishing goods and services to the public. If you are not an AFTA member and wish to attend the show in a buying capacity, you must provide evidence of an invitation from an AFTA member and/or exhibitor.



Your primary business or interest is selling or distributing fishing media and services to the public



You have an exhibition space at the show. This category is for your Australian-based employees or sales agents.



You are a Government employee.


International Guest – Supplier You have staff on your stand attending the show from an overseas parent company or supplier.
International Guest – Buyer Your primary business or interest is selling or distributing fishing goods and services to the public outside of Australia. Before purchasing an International buyer badge, retailers must email their business card to with evidence of an invitation from an AFTA member and/or exhibitor.
Brand Ambassador

You have Pro Staff or Sponsored Anglers supporting your stand.


Non-Exhibiting Wholesaler

You are a wholesale AFTA member and have never exhibited at the show. We allow you to attend on trade days once to decide if you wish to display in the future. Any wholesaler on this badge seen conducting business at the show will have their badge destroyed and be asked to leave the venue.



Trade Days: Thursday and Friday: If you fall under any other category, please email AFTA at explaining why you must attend.

Public Day: Saturday: Anyone may attend, but you must pre-register, and capacity limits are in place.

Your registration for the Tackle Show confirms your consent to AFTA’s Terms and Conditions of Entry. If you do not consent, please do not proceed with your registration.


When registering, please use the link or code previously emailed to you. If you do not have it, contact to request it.



is proudly presented by the Victorian Fisheries Authority.

Celebrate the year that was with your industry colleagues.


DATE: Friday, August 16, 2024

TIME: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

MC: Ash Bradnum of Nova’s Brisbane Breakfast Radio Show

$75 per person – AFTA Member price
$200 per person – AFTA Non-Member price
Your ticket includes Dinner, Dessert and Drinks (for the full 4 hours).

We’re grateful for the continued support of Brandscope, bringing you our drinks package again in 2024.

Secure your ticket when you register to attend the Tackle Show.
Seats are limited. Purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Click here and do it now!


All AFTA Members are invited to attend the AGM

Date: Thursday August 16, 2024
Time: 4.00pm sharp
Location: Let’s Fish Australia Stage, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre




Immediately following the AGM, and starting at 4.30pm is Happy Hour, the biggest industry networking event of the year, proudly sponsored by Wilson Fishing and Frogleys Offshore. Multiple bars are set up across the Tackle Show Halls for all in attendance to enjoy mixing a little business with social time and free drinks to wrap up the first day of the event.

Floor Plan

Current as of 26 June 2024

Membership of AFTA

Exhibitors: Do you want to receive discounted space rates? Join AFTA today!

Retailers: Among other benefits, your entry into the tackle show is included. What are you waiting for?

Media: Did you realise that AFTA has taken out a travel insurance policy to cover its members? Join AFTA now!


Plan your trip to Queensland’s beautiful Gold Coast

Stand Application Form

- The 2024 AFTA Tackle Show has SOLD OUT -

To join the waitlist for the next available space, please contact Nicholle Smith at 0427 267 545

or email

2024 AFTA Tackle Show Event Prospectus

This document contains full event information required to secure your 2024 exhibition space.


Wow, what a show we’ve seen this year, the support from exhibitors has been fantastic with the show floorspace selling out weeks early. We saw many retailers visit the show and take advantage of the attendance incentive. 

The trade show calendar offered plenty of networking opportunities. The show itself, AFTA’s AGM, Happy Hour and the Gala Dinner & Awards Night, which was the biggest that AFTA has ever seen with 400 people attending for four hours of drinks and socialising. The support from the Victorian Government and Brandscope for the dinner was fantastic.

The incredible sponsorship from the Queensland Government enabled AFTA to offer free entry to all members of the public. The lines were long and at times the hall was packed. 

There’s already plenty of talk for the 2024 show; if you missed it in 2023, start planning now to ensure you don’t do that again!


Michael Starkey

President, AFTA

Images: 2023 AFTA Show

Images: 2023 AFTA Gala Dinner & Awards Night

Images: 2022 AFTA Show

Images: 2022 AFTA Gala Dinner & Awards Night