We had a splendid time in France at the Salon Europeen des Peches en Mer 2013. There were a few noticeable absentees this year (including Shimano & Garbolino) but the show centrepiece – ‘Focus on Japan’ – more than made up for it, with dozens of Japanese prostaff, tackle designers and reps showing off some of the very best lure fishing tackle in the world. Even better, almost all spoke better English than they did French so were more than happy to chat about their experience. Short of travelling to somewhere like ICAST in the states, or Japan itself, I’ll be surprised if I get that opportunity again. Amazing!

If you missed all our tweets and the dozens of pictures we took at the show you can still check them out here using the hash tag #nantesfishingshow

I will endeavor to get as many of the LRF related pictures on this site as I can. Bear with me!