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TTW Staff  |  May 13, 2021  |  0 comments
Rapala VMC Corporation’s head of US distribution, Tom Mackin, is to leave his post and the executive committee at the end of 2021, after more than 30 years with the company.
TTW Staff  |  May 10, 2021  |  0 comments
Orders are so strong for the remainder of 2021 that established OEM rod and pole builder Weihai Julia has announced it will not accept any new orders for delivery this year. Alberto Solza, the firm’s executive vice-president of sales, said production at the Weihai facility was now at maximum capacity and would remain that way for some time.
John Hunter  |  May 10, 2021  |  0 comments
One of the world’s largest fishing tackle companies, Pure Fishing, has completed a deal to purchase Plano Synergy Holdings, the firm behind a string of fishing, hunting, archery and outdoor products. However, Pure Fishing has immediately offloaded the hunting and archery accessories brands to GSM Outdoors, which already occupies a significant space in that market sector.
John Hunter  |  May 10, 2021  |  0 comments
Carey Graves has been promoted to president of American Daiwa, the company’s United States operation. Graves replaces Trevor Teragaki, who has been elevated to board chairman and also represents Daiwa USA as a board member for Globeride, Inc., Daiwa’s Japan-based parent company. The moves are expected to strengthen Daiwa’s increasingly strong position in the North and South American recreational fishing markets.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Apr 25, 2021  |  0 comments
Premium protective eyewear brand Wiley X is to move its global headquarters, manufacturing and distribution site from California to Frisco in Texas to boost its shipping efficiency.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments
The European Fishing Tackle Trade Association and its exhibition arm, EFTTEX, are to shut down in the UK and relocate to Belgium as a not-for-profit organisation.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

A strong sales and marketing team has been unveiled by leading brand Westin to move it forwards in Germany.

Among those joining the company to help its growth are renowned predator expert, Dietmar Isaiasch, who becomes head of sales in Germany and Austria after a spell with Zebco Europe.

TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Mar 25, 2021  |  0 comments
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced that the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show will return to the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 20th to 22nd, 2021.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Mar 15, 2021  |  0 comments
Pure Fishing, the world’s largest fishing tackle company, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Plano Synergy Holdings.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Mar 15, 2021  |  0 comments
A brand-new title and platform covering the camping and leisure vehicles industries – Camping Trade World – has seen its first magazine go live. A sister to Tackle Trade World and Gun Trade World, CTW is a multi-channel digital B2B platform for the sector.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Mar 01, 2021  |  0 comments
The European Fishing Tackle Trade Association board has unanimously deemed it necessary to cancel EFTTEX 2021 because of current circumstances surrounding the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Mar 01, 2021  |  0 comments
The UK’s fishing tackle industry body, the Angling Trades Association, is today writing to seven Government ministers and 62 MPs along with Environment Secretary George Eustice in an effort to make it easier for bait manufacturers to export their products to Europe.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Feb 17, 2021  |  0 comments
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) has been left shocked following the resignation of Ben Bulis, its president for the past eight years.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Feb 17, 2021  |  0 comments
Rather Outdoors, the firm which owns Lew‘s, Fox International and Salmo, has confirmed to TTW that it has acquired the portfolio of Zebco brands, which includes Zebco, Preston Innovations and many more.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Feb 12, 2021  |  0 comments
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is developing a timetable to phase out lead in fishing weights as part of wider restrictions designed to reduce the risks of the material to people, wildlife and the environment.

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