Daniel Hammer

The Carp Austria in Vösendorf

Die Carp Austria in Vösendorf | Hammer Tackle

Where do I start, where do I end? I don't know, but what I do know is that it will probably be a rather unconventional review of the trade fair...

As a nomad carp angler you should almost be used to long journeys, so far so good. However, if you are greeted after hundreds of kilometers with icy hurricane gusts and temperatures around freezing point - you can lose your joy. This is what happened last Thursday evening in Vösendorf. The parking lot in front of the exhibition center greeted me rather coldly. Luckily I was spared having to be a hotel guest in Vösendorf. Not that I have anything to complain about at the trade fair hotel in Vösendorf, but sleeping and spending an evening or night with good friends is much better. So I left my vehicle in Vösendorf for the time being and set off to Vienna late on Thursday to meet Marc (at the time of the Tour of France he would have been called a “noble helper”).

It turned out to be a long Thursday evening in Vienna…

On Friday morning we had to complete the construction. At around 10:30 a.m. we were at the exhibition grounds and met Jan Brauns, his men and Mark Dörner there. We spent the next five hours together setting up and later remodeling our shared exhibition space. I deliberately call it area, because our “portfolio” ranged from bags and batteries to carp angler wisdom and baits . We combined all of this in an incredibly sensible manner on ten “exhibition meters”. Regarding the exhibition hall itself, it should be noted that the pyramid initially made a pretty off-putting and, to put it mildly, ugly impression on me. On the inside, however, I had to correct my initial aversion. Somehow the 40 meter high dome was unusually impressive and my eyes and I lost their way along the hall roof once or twice. At around 6 p.m. Marc and I headed back to Vienna. After a few urban kilometers of jogging and a good dinner

It was a long Friday evening in Vienna...

Saturday! Trade fair day! Lots of people, lots of people…incredibly lots of people! Nice conversations, lots of fun, lots of laughter and more coffee! After a long day, we left the exhibition center around 6:30 p.m. and headed to Vienna. After an early evening nap, we set off again around 11:30 p.m

to a very long or never-ending Saturday evening/ Sunday morning – oh, who knows for sure?

At some point it was Sunday and we were at the start on time (before everyone else! ;-)). On this day, however, there were just a lot of people, but even more laughter and a lot more coffee...blablabla! At around 4:30 p.m. the great stress of dismantling began, doors were thrown open, the pleasant warmth of the trade fair escaped and it became cold. Walkways turned into streets, people turned into lift trucks, and exits turned into loading docks. Relaxed faces became increasingly distorted and stress took over our small, healthy, cheerful trade fair world. Fair off, reality on. Come in, close the door!

It was a very short evening in Vienna and a very long drive on Monday.

It’s worth remembering – Vösendorf, it was a celebration for us!

With big thanks to all visitors, my loyal friend and helper Marc (“Abu”), our entire trade fair crew (Naturebaits & Mark Dörner) and the boys from Solar for nice conversations.

Training plan:

Charlie P's
The bright trout

Sound reinforcement:

make it loud
no man, even louder!


Carp Gypsies
Watercraft 2

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