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FISHING BUSINESS DESTROYED
Nov08

FISHING BUSINESS DESTROYED

As reported in the USA, Dale Bailey, owner of DB’s Bait & Tackle, has seen his home and business destroyed by Hurricane Irma, the second time that’s happened in 13 years. “I can handle it mentally better this time. It’s not as stressful this time,” Dale said, 11 days after the storm gutted DB’s at 640 South Orange Avenue in Bartow, and his adjacent home. “I would say Hurricane Charley was way worse.” That’s not to say Irma was...

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ENCOURAGING NEWS ON YOUNGSTERS
Nov07

ENCOURAGING NEWS ON YOUNGSTERS

Sales of junior fishing licences across England and Wales have received a welcome boost over the summer, according to the latest figures from the Environment Agency. The figures reveal that sales increased by 25.7 per cent from 2016/17. Figures increased from 52,117 at the end of 2016/17 to 65,487 as of August 21st, 2017. The increase in sales is welcomed by the Environment Agency, which highlighted the challenge of attracting juniors...

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T J MCMENIMAN JOINS COSTA AS VICE-PRESIDENT OF MARKETING
Nov06

T J MCMENIMAN JOINS COSTA AS VICE-PRESIDENT OF MARKETING

Costa Del Mar, the manufacturer of premium polarised sunglasses, has appointed T J  McMeniman as its new vice-president of marketing. An experienced marketer, athlete and leader, he will spearhead all of Costa’s strategic global brand initiatives across channels and categories, including sunglasses and apparel. “T J brings exceptional leadership strength to our team, which has been refined throughout his life and career,” commented...

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Reserve Your Booth Now!
Nov03

Reserve Your Booth Now!

AFFTA President Ben Bulis has begun assigning International Fly Tackle Dealer booths for 2018. If you haven’t submitted a contract yet visit www.affta.org and get it done! Don’t Miss the 2018 International Fly Tackle Dealer Show – the largest international gathering of fly fishing manufacturers, retailers, sales reps, media and fly fishing organizations in the world. •The International Fly Tackle Dealer show is the best time and venue...

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BIG ROCK SPORTS EXTENDS REACH
Nov01

BIG ROCK SPORTS EXTENDS REACH

Big Rock Sports has confirmed the acquisition of Redl Sports Distributors, Ltd, the Canadian fishing, hunting, shooting sports and camping wholesale distributor based in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, from its parent company Maurice Sporting Goods. The transaction enables Redl Sports to continue operations and supply its customers with a wider assortment of products in the fishing and shooting sports categories. Big Rock Sports...

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BENNETT MARINE NAMED NMDA SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
Oct31

BENNETT MARINE NAMED NMDA SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

Bennett Marine, a leading US trim tab systems manufacturer, was recently named 2017 Supplier of the Year by the National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA). Awarded annually by the Distributor members of NMDA, the Supplier of the Year award recognises those companies who meet and exceed the standards and goals set by the Supplier of the Year committee. All finalists receive valuable ratings and evaluations from distributor...

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