Friedrichshafen, Germany
08-10 Mar 2024
Messe Friedrichshafen
1 year
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Southern Germany's most extensive fishing event

AQUA-FISCH holds a special place for the German fishing community. It’s not just a trade fair, but the beginning of the season for anglers, fly fishers and aquarists. It’s an opportunity for the community as a whole to come together, reconnect and make their purchases early. That’s why it has earned itself the title of largest fish fair in southern Germany. What’s best about the trade fair is that it makes sure to capture the entire value chain of fishing and the underwater world. Discover the full spectrum of products available for fishing – equipment, accessories, apparel, bait, smoking equipment and products, and even small fishing boats, which will be demonstrated. Those, who are interested in aquariums and terrariums, will have a chance to look at enclosures, tanks, food, lighting, equipment and plants.


The latest edition of the trade fair will happen in person in 2024. Organisers are looking forward to the beloved fishing event in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The latest dates are announced for 08.03.2024 and 10.03.2024, and attendees can expect an absence of COVID-19 health and safety measures. Messe Friedrichshafen will not feature such precautions because of the removal of the country's pandemic-related limitations.


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On foot
On foot:

45 mins when travelling from Friedrichshafen Bodensee Airport

55 mins when travelling from Friedrichshafen Stadtbahnhof (City Station)

By car
By car:

10 mins when travelling from Friedrichshafen Bodensee Airport

10 mins when travelling from Friedrichshafen Stadtbahnhof (City Station)

By public transport
By public transport:

45 mins when travelling from Friedrichshafen Bodensee Airport

25 mins when travelling from Friedrichshafen Stadtbahnhof (City Station)


Hotels near AQUA - FISCH

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AQUA - FISCH 2024 Friedrichshafen PLAZA Hotel Buchhorner Hof 4.4 Friedrichshafen from € 539.00 EUR Book Now
AQUA - FISCH 2024 Friedrichshafen PLAZA Hotel Fohr am Bodensee 6.15 Friedrichshafen from € 518.00 EUR Book Now
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AQUA - FISCH 2024 Friedrichshafen Hotel Rebgarten - Schulgasse 18 Ravensburg from € 253.00 EUR Book Now
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AQUA - FISCH 2024 Friedrichshafen Waldhaus Jakob 28 Konstanz from € 236.00 EUR Book Now
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AQUA - FISCH 2024 Friedrichshafen Hellers Twenty Four I 4.16 Friedrichshafen from € 429.00 EUR Book Now
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AQUA-FISCH is an annual trade fair held in Friedrichshafen. Editions are put together in spring towards the end of March and last for three days in total. Messe Friedrichshafen performs double duty as the organiser and the host venue. Door are open to trade visitors and the general public. Working hours are set for 09:00 in the morning until 18:00 in the afternoon on the first two days, and until 17:00 on the closing day. Messe Friedrichshafen enjoys a terrific location in the city that makes commuting effortless. The exhibition centre is located 10 minutes away from both the city railway station and the airport. You have terrific connections from both places. However, you can also take advantage of the Free shuttle bus MesseExpress, which picks up visitors from the main train station and the ferry dock. 

  • “Our expectations for this year's Aqua-Fisch were more than fulfilled. We had a presence in the hall with the largest floor space, were very well received by customers and experienced good sales volume. The Swiss visitors were especially eager to make purchases,” - Jürgen Klein, Head of Trade Fair Management, Kölle-Zoo;
  • “The Aqua-Fisch was great this year. The fair was extremely well attended and at our stand we had visitors who were quite eager to make purchases. The visitors particularly wanted to know about LED technology in the aquarium, and our sales in this segment were correspondingly strong. We will definitely be back next year,” - Christoph Graf, Inhaber Hegau Zoo; 
  • “The Aqua-Fisch was worthwhile for us in every respect. Our stand was already quite busy on Friday, and it got even better on the weekend. We sold a lot and made many new contacts, so we would very much like to be back next year,” - Matthias Kreutz, Managing Director of Angelzentrum Freiburg

For a community fair servicing mostly the German market, AQUA-FISCH generates phenomenal numbers when it comes to participation. Editions spread over 16,000 square metres of exhibition space, which is populated by 175 exhibitors from around the country. And the audience? Last live edition saw 21,230 visitors as a whole. That’s quite the reason to get yourself a stall and exhibit. The trade fair enjoys support from several institutions – German Zeppelin shipping company, international Lake Constance Tourism and Tourist Information Friedrichshafen. Everybody is welcome to attend AQUA-FISCH and exhibitors have a fantastic opportunity to reach different customer segments from newbies to experienced fishers. There are opportunities for children and young adults to practice their skills at the Casting Demo and members of the European Fly Fishing Association (EFFA) give practical demonstrations. 


AQUA-FISCH's 2023 edition featured 129 exhibitors and 18,200 visitors. The event took place as a live trade fair without implementing Covid-19 safety measures between 03.03.2023 and 05.03.2023. The hosting location, Messe Friedrichshafen, did not feature such safeguards because Germany lifted its pandemic-related restrictions in 2022.  

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