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Tackle giants dominate at AFTA Awards


You couldn’t keep the tackle giants down at the Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA) show awards last week.

Daiwa Australia, celebrating its 50th anniversary, and fellow Japanese icon, Shimano, both won three prizes at the Gala Dinner and Awards Night.

The full list of winners includes:

John Dunphy Award for Innovation: Daiwa 23 Exist SF 1000S-P;

Fishing/Boating Accessory: Minn Kota Instinct;

Tackle Management: TT Sling Bag;

Outdoor/Camping Product: Road Chef Micro Dingker;

Sunglasses: Tonic Outback Lithium Blue Water Mirror;

Clothing Accessory: Daiwa Gortex Rain Jacket;

Fly Fishing Product: G. Loomis IMX V2;

Hard Lure: Bassday Sugapen Splash 75;

Soft Lure: Rapala Crush City Importer;

Terminal Tackle: Barambah Chin Nuts;

Line: Daiwa J Braid Expedition;

Reel: Shimano 23 Stradic;

Rod: Shimano Zodias Travel;

Combo: Wilson Electric Assist Welcom3;

Game Fishing Accessory: Toit Aluminium Prussian Kit and Ocean’s Legacy HD Offshore Pliers;

Game Fishing Lure: Ocean’s Legacy Pop;

Game Fishing Rod: Shimano Speedmaster Game.

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