“Ancient heritage, inherited by one, but not all. Ancient fight, a lust for searching, observation, a hunger for learning, for adventure, a passion for collecting, a love of forests, fields and sedges.”
The 29th FeHoVa exhibition was a success!
Significantly higher visitor numbers, a range of international exhibitors and a great atmosphere were all hallmarks of the 29th Fishing, Hunting and Arms International Exhibition. At the greatest gathering of the hunters, anglers and nature-lovers of the region, over 200 exhibitors presented their latest novelties while visitors had the chance to attend numerous lectures at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Center.
Over 38 thousand visitors attended the four days of the 29th Fishing, Hunting and Arms International Exhibition (FeHoVa) at the HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Center. This far surpassed last year’s visitor numbers; it seems that the society of hunters and anglers has returned to its previous level of operations after the more than two year-long pandemic period. Exhibitors attended the event from a range of different countries, including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Poland, Namibia, Italy, Pakistan and Slovakia. There were a great number of foreign visitors at the event – this was partly due to the 10th anniversary FeHoVa-MEOESZ International Winterdogshow (CAC, CACIB) hosted concurrently with FeHoVa. This year, FeHoVa events took place in four separate pavilions.
For yet another year, hunters and nature-lovers alike had the chance to attend numerous professional and general audience events at HUNGEXPO’s largest Pavilion A, including trophy demonstrations and trophy evaluations, roundtable discussions, screenings and travelogues. The collection of Hungarian big game trophies from the hunting seasons of 2020-2022 attracted a large number of visitors, along with the Nadler Trophy Review, the collection of the works of graphic designer András Szunyoghy entitled “Anatomical Studies of Wild Animals” as well as the “Wildlife in Action” diorama.
The charity auction hosted for the first time at FeHoVa also proved to be highly successful. Béla Hidvégi auctioned off his personal belongings – all of which were sold at the exhibition. All proceeds from the auction support the wildlife protection and educational programmes of Vadásztrófea Alapítvány (Hunting Trophy Foundation).
Traditionally hosted at the FeHoVa exhibition, the 11th FeHoVa Cup International Troating Competition attracted less competitors than usual, yet the competition was still a big success.
Anglers and those interested in aquatic wildlife could choose from a wide range of attractions. As customary, demonstrations were hosted in two pools this year: the baitboat tests and the so-called “lure presentations” attracted a large number of attendees. Visitors could admire a wide range of freshwater fish in realistic surroundings similar to their natural habitats in the over 22 thousand litre giant aquarium.
The angler stage hosted a number of famous Hungarian recreational anglers sharing their experiences, including Péter Bakó, Bálint Horváth, Kristóf Raffer and Viktor Veegh. Visitors also had the chance to attend a discussion with two-time world champion Bence Szabó entitled Defending the Title at the FreeStyle Method Feeder World Championship.
The 10th anniversary FeHoVa-MEOESZ International Dog Show (CAC, CACIB) took place concurrently with FeHoVa in two pavilions, hosting the competition of thousands of dogs and their owners from 20 different countries.
More about the 29th FeHoVa: here
The HUNGEXPO APP has been launched, in which you can find the details of our exhibitions, programs and on-site information.
More information and download: HERE
International exhibitors and visitors, wide range of accompanying events and great offers are the three essential parts which make FeHoVa’s atmosphere so special. All about weapon – gunsmith companies, arms dealers, and bow manufacterers. All about fishing – baits, fishing rods, famous anglers. All about hunting – broad range of different accessories from clothes, through whistles to knifes. All about experience – tour organisers are also waiting for the visitors between 13-16 February 2020 at HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Center.