THE PASSING OF A REEL PIONEER
Jul17

THE PASSING OF A REEL PIONEER

Tackle Trade World is sad to announce the passing of Len Borgström, the grandson of Abu Garcia founder Carl August Borgström, famed fishing reel pioneer and former company president, who died on July 15th at the age of 88. “Len was an amazing ambassador of fishing and a wonderful gentleman who will be missed. He loved the Abu brand and was constantly giving me suggestions on how we could make better products and provide improved...

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Spotted Fin nominated for Southern Enterprise Awards
Jun30

Spotted Fin nominated for Southern Enterprise Awards

The UK’s Southern Enterprise Awards, run by SME News, are “an opportunity to reward the hard working individuals and firms hailing from the dynamic region of southern England.” Spotted Fin director Pele Johnson was thrilled to receive the nomination and had this to say: “It is great to be recognised for innovation and excellence in the Small and Medium Enterprise business sector. We have worked hard on our unique approach within...

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EFTTA CEO explains show postponement and refund policy
Jun18

EFTTA CEO explains show postponement and refund policy

Olivier Portrat, the CEO of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA), has defended the decision to postpone EFTTEX 2020 and roll over bookings to 2021 rather than offer refunds. In a video statement on EFTTA’s website, he blamed Covid-19 and the resulting travel restrictions for the need to postpone this year’s event in Prague and argued that all EFTTA’s lobbying work is financed by the show and this has been severely hit...

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American Tackle Company Commits to 2020 Virtual ICAST
Jun17

American Tackle Company Commits to 2020 Virtual ICAST

American Tackle Company is moving forward through the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to stay loyal to its customers and remain a leader in the market for top quality rod components. It is proud to continue its relationship with ASA and will be actively participating in the 2020 Virtual ICAST July 13th-17th! “It has been a long-standing tradition that we be a part of the ICAST show and a valued member of the ASA,” says...

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Rod licence sales boom as lockdown eases
Jun13

Rod licence sales boom as lockdown eases

As the UK lockdown eases, the trade looks set for a boost as anglers all around the country seem desperate to go fishing again. Environment Agency (EA) figures released today (Saturday, June 13th) show a huge surge in fishing licence sales after the government lifted restrictions on outdoor activities. Between May 13th, when the restrictions were lifted, and June 9th, more than 335,000 licences were sold compared to 142,000 from the...

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