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Pure Fishing Acquires Fin-Nor and Van Staal
Dec02

Pure Fishing Acquires Fin-Nor and Van Staal

Pure Fishing has announced the acquisition of iconic fishing brands Fin-Nor and Van Staal from W.C. Bradley/Zebco Holdings, Inc. The addition of these brands add to Pure Fishing’s dominant offering in the saltwater category, including the premium PENN Fishing brand, one of the most widely-respected saltwater fishing equipment brands. Announced today, the company will work quickly to bring newness and marketing support to these two...

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Westin and Kinetic strengthen in UK and Eire
Nov29

Westin and Kinetic strengthen in UK and Eire

Fast-growing Danish fishing brand Westin has significantly boosted its United Kingdom and Eire team with a new sales agent and additional ambassadors in a move signalling their intent. Gareth Whittington has become Westin and Kinetic’s sales agent for the United Kingdom, expanding his current role for the company in the Republic of Ireland. Gareth brings a wealth of knowledge of the UK angling trade to the team, having previously held...

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All-terrain deal for Clam Outdoors
Nov27

All-terrain deal for Clam Outdoors

Two Minnesota, USA companies have joined forces in the tackle industry with the acquisition by Clam Outdoors of All-Terrain Tackle. Since launching nine years ago, Clam Outdoors has continued to grow its line of ice fishing gear, Clam Pro Tackle and has recently been focusing on a transition to the open water market and sees the partnership with All-Terrain as a strategic move. All-Terrain Tackle, with a growing range of bass jigs,...

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Dave Bulthuis Announced as New President of North America for Pure Fishing
Nov22

Dave Bulthuis Announced as New President of North America for Pure Fishing

Pure Fishing® named Dave Bulthuis the New President of North America this week. Bulthuis is the former Vice President of Sales for Costa Sunglasses, where he served in a number of capacities since 2003. A long-time champion of the sport and industry of fishing, Bulthuis has been retained to further establish meaningful relationships with key North American stakeholders including customers, industry associations and governmental...

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Fishing is vital to the US economy
Nov22

Fishing is vital to the US economy

A major new government report reveals that outdoor recreation in the USA, including fishing, generates $778 billion in gross output and supports 5.2 million jobs. Boating and fishing, RVing, motorbiking, hunting and shooting and equestrian sports are the five largest outdoor recreational activities, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), an agency of the US.Department of Commerce. The data also reveals that this sector’s...

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