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Leading Indian tackle supplier: ‘There must be a European show’


One of India’s largest suppliers of fishing tackle – Bhagwati – has been the most fervent supporter of a European trade show since it first started attending 25 years ago.

The 40 year-old business ,which offers a huge array of products for all types of fishing, including feeder, match and carp, was one of the first to sign up to attend the first-ever Angling International LIVE.

The company’s Kailash Tibrewal (below left) told Angling International that Europe represented 80% of the company’s business. “There must be a tackle trade show in the region every year as it is the only international event in Europe. It is very important for the industry.

“It is the only place where we can gauge the market situation and understand emerging trends.”

The company will be bringing an impressive range of new products to the show – ranging in the hundreds – mainly for the feeder and pole fishing markets in which the Kolkata business enjoys most of its sales.

Formed in 1978, Bhagwati is India’s largest exporter of tackle with markets that stretch the world, including Europe, North and South America, Japan and Asia. It also the owner of three brands – Carp Hunter, Fish Master and Fly Master.

Tibrewal added: “We will always participate in a European trade show as it always delivers results for us.”

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