The upcoming FISCH & ANGEL from the 24th to the 29th January 2023 again presents a compact market overview around fishing with everything the fishing heart desires. Whether professional or beginner – here you can inform yourself on various action areas, talk shop, discover novelties in the areas of fishing tackle and fishing accessories and clothing and take them home with you for your next fishing trip. The popular meeting place for all fishing fans takes place parallel to Europe’s largest hunting fair, the JAGD & HUND. Tickets are available on fischundangel.de.
Dortmund, How to increase your chances of catching and a lot of tips, lovers of fishing at FISCH & ANGEL 2023 will learn first-hand from numerous prominent fishing professionals. In addition to various stand activities, the well-known industry meeting for the fishing scene also has two themed forums:
Top experts report on their experiences and give valuable tips on equipment, baits and techniques that increase the chances of catching pike, perch, catfish and the like. Uwe Pinnau, specialized in predatory fish species and president of the German Pike Fishing Club, explains various methodological approaches and the right equipment in “Successful Pike Fishing”. “Waller fishing in Germany” is the theme of Benjamin Gründer, a respected carp and catfish professional. Specialist editor and pike perch expert Birger Domeyer knows how best to get “perch in winter” to the fishing rod. Veit Wilde, also a pike perch connoisseur, who introduces forum visitors to the secrets of pike perch fishing, explains that “big” pike perch are no coincidence. Trout expert Michael Kahlstadt reports in “Ultralight with Spoon and Rubber” on his proven knowledge of the use of rubber baits and spoon fishing. In “Topwater fishing – the adrenaline rush for spinners” fishing and predatory fish expert Benedikt Götzfried deals with one of the most exciting ways of fishing.
As always, the German Pike Angler Club also comes to the fair with an interesting material and photo documentation. Valuable expert advice is available on top on the subject of “Dauerbrenner Hecht – Germany’s best-known freshwater fish and how to catch it”.
Sea Fishing Forum
Here, sea anglers can be inspired in lectures and films about fishing in salty waters. A special highlight is the lecture by Danny Hrubesch, the world champion in surf fishing. The son of football legend Horst Hrubesch shares his know-how on the basics of surf fishing in the North Sea and Baltic Seas as well as international waters. Horst Hennings, TV fishing star, European champion in boat fishing and multiple German champion, presents the highlights from the TV series “Rot out, the fun begins!” with the award goals for sea anglers. In his lecture “FÄRÖER – Islands in Fish” he also raves about the fish-rich waters of the Danish Faroe Islands. Other film contributions from the media&fishing team are about fishing in Norway, alternatively with the pose and leadless with stones. Fishing professional Thorsten Ahrens also devotes himself to this aspect and also talks about Iceland’s variety of fish species in another lecture.
Professionals look over the shoulder: Fly bandages and rod construction
Experienced fly binders travel to Dortmund to show their craftsmanship. The Europe-wide known fly binder Igor Stancev from Macedonia is eagerly awaited. As a binding teacher, he regularly presents instructions for retying dry and wet flies in the magazine Fisch&Fliege. Sascha Pütz, one of the best-known salmon fly binders in Germany and Europe, is also involved. He makes his classic salmon flies in up to 14 hours and made it into the renowned book by Ken Sawada, one of the largest in salmon fishing. Third in the league is Hans-Jürgen Baum, a welcome guest at international trade fairs and an expert in tying corn flies and nymphs. Theo van de Poll is also there. His passion is twisted leaders in different strengths and lengths for fly fishing. Philipp Goralski completes the expert group and shows his skill in tying sea trout flies and streamers. Under expert guidance, you can also try fly tying yourself – a fun that is especially fun for children! Or you can simply exchange ideas with the specialists about the artificial reproduction of baits.
The elaborate work processes in rod construction as well as the diverse possibilities for conversion and repair also show live fly fisherman Edgar Lange, ‘spließtenbauer’ out of passion.