After a two-year hiatus on account of the coronavirus pandemic, the Aqua-Fisch is surfacing once more. From March 4 to 6, 2022, Friedrichshafen will kick off the new season and once again become the center of the world for fishing, fly-fishing and aquarium-keeping enthusiasts. The 29th edition of this great platform for exchanging information and goods will showcase a broad selection of products and offer a framework program of events including presentation forums, product demonstrations, and tryout areas. A first this year will be a special show on "Fly-fishing for Beginners".
From colorful butterfly fish to casting demonstrations and expert forums: The diverse program of this year's Aqua-Fisch will have a lot to offer. Messe CEO Klaus Wellmann explained, "The industry is just waiting for a chance to network again. With our tried and tested hygiene and safety protocols, southern Germany's largest fish and fishing exhibition will return in style for its 29th edition to provide anglers, aquarists and fly-fishers with an ideal meeting spot." Project lead Petra Rathgeber added, "This year, the focus will be on the fishing segment. Whether it's equipment, informative presentations or expert tips you're looking for, you'll find it here." Accordingly, the tryout tank in Hall A7 will feature exhibitors demonstrating the features of small fishing boats, lures, etc. The program of presentations will deliver information on topics including choosing the right bait, fishing travel tips, and echo sounders. Visitors will be able to buy the latest equipment, accessories, apparel, smokers and other products from the leading exhibiting brands. A special show on "Fly-fishing for Beginners" will provide newcomers to the sport with helpful advice on equipment, techniques, baits, knots and hooks.
The reel thing: Fishing techniques to try out yourself
Experts such as Hans Spinnler and Daniele Di Fronzo will be on hand to give practical tips and tricks at the fly-fishing pool and at demonstrations of the European Fly Fishing Association EFFA. And there's no need for the little ones to miss out: The "casting demo" of the youth division of the regional association of Südwürttemberg-Hohenzollern will give kids and adolescents a chance to prove their skill in casting bait on a line as far and as accurately as possible.
Tips and tricks from the pros: The presentation forum
Visitors in search of information need only head to the fishing forum in Hall A7 to benefit from the knowledge of high-profile experts. Speakers such as Torsten Ahrens and predatory fish specialist Uwe Pinnau will be giving fascinating talks on a wide variety of topics.
A paradise of fish and reptiles
Hall B5, on the other hand, will become a mecca for friends of aquarium- and terrarium-keeping, with all manner of finned and scaled animals on display in addition to all the different feed, lighting, and plants required. The fish market of the aquarium association Multicolor will have the perfect fish for any aquarium. In cooperation with the Dähne Verlag publishing house, there will be an aquarium-keeping forum providing information on appropriate keeping of fish species. Aquascaper Manuel Krauss will be demonstrating how to furnish an aquarium, giving tips on how to arrange aquatic plants, stones, roots, and other decorative elements for best effect underwater. Other organizations in attendance will include the association of German aquariums, the "German friends of guppies", and aquarium clubs from the region.
Opening hours and further information
The Aqua-Fisch 2022 will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 6.