EFTTEX encourages its EFTTA members and exhibitors to donate fishing tackle as a means of encouraging a wider participation in fishing.  It aims to create opportunities for those who would otherwise be unable to get involved in fishing.

“De Maatjes”– EFTTEX 2019 Charity

EFTTEX 2019 is proud to announce that this year’s official charity is “De Maatjes”.The Belgian non-profit club, staffed by volunteers, was our chosen charity for EFTTEX 2014 when we were last in Brussels and we are pleased to be able to help them once again.

“De Maatjes” (the Buddies) fishing club offer recreational and competitive fishing with a strong focus on encouraging youth and disabled participants. They provide fishing tuition to people of all ages and abilities aiming to inspire a passion for the sport. They have experience in introducing and developing disadvantaged, mentally ill or physically disabled children, from a wide variety of backgrounds, to fishing with programs tailored around individual needs. With donations they can help even more children to experience happy moments!

To donate to this year’s charity please contact: If you are able to tell us your donation before EFTTEX 2019 we will publish this news in our online newsletter, newslines. Alternatively we will be coming round to each stand during EFTTEX 2019 with our big blue collection bins and you can place your donations in the bins.




Peuterfonds Netherlands – EFTTEX 2018 Charity

Last year the chosen charity for EFTTEX 2018 was “Peuterfonds” based in Netherlands.

The following companies kindly donated to last year’s charity:

Airrus Rods, American Tackle Company, Angling Spirit, BHAGWATI LTD, Balazs Filament Technologies Ltd, Behr Angelsport GmbH, Chou’s Industrial Co Ltd, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Cuda - Acme, Deaky Fishing Tackle, Dinsmores Ltd, Dreambaits Bvba, Dry Walker, Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle Company, Egerfish, Energofish Ltd, Etuoh Corporation, Eyelevel Sunglasses, Firstdart Fishing Tackle, Fishing USA, Flambeau Outdoors Europe, Gaby Fish Pillows S.C., Gillies Lures, Grundens Regnklader AB, Halco Tackle Company, Hopkins & Holloway UK Ltd, Italcanna - Gladiator, JVS Tackle Imp & Exp (Raven Fishing), Kuusamon Uistin Oy, Lemer Fonderie, Lemigo, LFT Baits / Wielco, Livetarget, Lucky John, Mazzaferro, MB Marker Kft, Momoi Fishing Mfg.Co.Ltd, Marukyo (Thailand), Nikko Kasei Co. Ltd, NINGBO CHIYE FISHING TACKLE CO. LTD, Plastica Panaro SRL, Powervision Oy, Profi Blinker GmbH, PT Central Sarana Pancing, PT.Pancajaya Sejati, Pure Fishing UK Ltd, RIO Products, Rudi Heger, Sapro System, Sasame Hooks Japan, Scotty Downriggers, Sensas SA, Snowbee (UK) Ltd, Sunrise / Rainbow/ Aquazone, Svendsen Sport / DAM, TONAR-EXPORT LLC, Tri Kita, Turrall & Co Ltd, Uoya Company Ltd, Vallure Ltd and Waku GmbH.


Some images of the people who benefit from De Maatjes good work