Industry stalwart and former EFTTA president passes away
Feb01

Industry stalwart and former EFTTA president passes away

The international tackle trade has been saddened to learn of the passing of Pierangelo Zanetta, the one-time president of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) and a key player in Shimano Europe for many years. Having started at Shimano Europe in product development, he rose through the ranks to become managing director in 1999 and it was during his time working there that he was appointed to the board of EFTTA in 2007...

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Airflo lines up for recycling scheme
Jan28

Airflo lines up for recycling scheme

Welsh fly line and tackle manufacturer Airflo has boosted its environmental efforts by backing the UK Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme initiative The firm, which was acquired by US-based Mayfly Group – which owns Ross and Abel Reels –in 2019, wants to encourage its customers to recycle old fly lines rather than add them to the increasing problem of landfill. Working with Viv Shears of the ANLRS, Airflo quickly established that...

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Rapala VMC strengthens with Okuma Europe deal
Jan27

Rapala VMC strengthens with Okuma Europe deal

Rapala VMC Corporation has agreed a deal to acquire Okuma’s European and Russian trademarks and associated assets for around $8 million USD. At the same time, the two businesses have reached a supply agreement for Rapala VMC to buy Okuma branded reels and rods from the company. Rapala will begin selling some Okuma products in selected European countries in 2021 but the large scale European-wide and Russian launch of the Okuma brand...

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EWF Show postponed until October
Jan26

EWF Show postponed until October

Due to the currently still very tense situation of the pandemic which unfortunately does not permit any prospect of reasonable and secure planning of an event April, the organisers have decided to postpone the 16th Experience of World Fishing (EWF) event to October 23rd and 24th. EWF is regarded as the largest fly-fishing show on the continent of Europe, attracting visitors from all over the world. A spokesman for the organisers said:...

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VMC Peche posts video job offer
Jan25

VMC Peche posts video job offer

French hook manufacturer VMC Peche is on the hunt for a talented videographer to join its dynamic and creative team. Based at the firm’s offices in Belfort, France, this is an ideal opportunity for someone who loves to travel, meet new people and get to know new fish!Send us your cover letter and CV @rh@fr.vmcpeche.com For a video about the role, CLICK...

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