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Fishpond has a new take on Tacky Fly Fishing
Dec19

Fishpond has a new take on Tacky Fly Fishing

US-based tackle innovator Fishpond has bought fly storage manufacturer Tackl Fly Fishing and is already introducing recycled materials into its 2020 line-up. The move means that Tacky’s growing product range – including more colours, packaging and sizes – will benefit from Fishpond’s well-known design skills nto to mention its distribution capabilities. The acquisition fits seamlessly into Fishpond’s mission to provide uncompromising...

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Mikado briefs press at breakfast
Dec18

Mikado briefs press at breakfast

Polish tackle brand Mikado unveiled its 2020 product range, along with its new showroom, during a well-attended media breakfast at its Abramis headquarters. The Mikado team welcomed international and local media to this inaugural event, revealing some its latest gear and the redesigned showroom, which allows visitors to get hands-on with the brand’s entire tackle range. Company president and co-founder Wojciech Kurowicki said: “The...

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US fishing trade gathers to grow business
Dec13

US fishing trade gathers to grow business

More than 220 boat and fishing business leaders gathered to network and swap  ideas at the American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) 2019 Sportfishing Summit in Washington state. ASA resident Glenn Hughes said there are five challenges that currently impact the recreational fishing industry: weather as a constant variable; the imposition of tariffs on products imported from China; turbulence in government; trade and commerce issues...

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‘Super-bait’ firm created as major players merge
Dec12

‘Super-bait’ firm created as major players merge

Two of the biggest names in bait and fish feed – Bait-Tech and Donald Cooke – are joining forces, allowing both firms to grow and extend bait and tackle distribution across the UK and Europe. The merger will create an experienced management team with great core values and the desire and passion to supply more products and grow both businesses. Bait-Tech is a well-known family-run business, founded by Peter Clapperton, with all the...

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Fishbrain has supply partners in mind as it unveils shop
Dec11

Fishbrain has supply partners in mind as it unveils shop

Fishbrain, one of the world’s most popular social networks for anglers is tapping into the $48 billion US fishing retail sector with the launch of the Fishbrain Shop, an in-app marketplace allowing users to find and purchase gear from some of the world’s most respected brands. Available initially in the USA – on iOS, Android and online –the Fishbrain Shop is designed to speed up the process of buying tackle through a central...

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