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Rapala rejoices with new boss and improved results
Feb21

Rapala rejoices with new boss and improved results

Rapala VMC Corporation has unveiled Nicolas Warchalowski as its president and Chief Executive Officer effective from March 1st while also revealing net sales were up by five per cent in 2019 with operating profit up by seven per cent. Nicolas’ appointment follows the resignation of Jussi Ristimäki at the end of last September and a subsequent major global recruitment process, which has seen the former boss of Swedish children’s brand...

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ChinaFish 2020 Aims To Return Soon
Feb12

ChinaFish 2020 Aims To Return Soon

After 10 months’ preparation for ChinaFish 2020, which is its 30th anniversary, the show was postponed due to the abrupt outbreak of the epidemic, which is now called NCP for short. In order to curb the spread, the Beijing Municipal Government issued an urgent ban calling for all big events to be cancelled or postponed. Almost overnight, all major events complied, followed by smaller entertainments, including KTV, restaurants, parks,...

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Rachel Leinweber lands on AFFTA board
Jan28

Rachel Leinweber lands on AFFTA board

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has appointed Rachel Leinweber from Colorado Springs outfitter Angler’s Covey to its board of directors. She will fill a retailer seat on the board that was recently vacated by Andy Dunn who has joined Fishpond and Rachel, who is general manager of Angler’s Covey and its two other associated stores, will be serving the remaining two years of that seat’s term. AFFTA president Ben Bulis said:...

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China Fish Show postponed
Jan28

China Fish Show postponed

In a bid to control the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus which is sweeping the country and spreading further afield, the organisers of the China Fish show scheduled for early February in Beijing have postponed the event. The news is especially disappointing as China Fish was planning major celebrations for its 30th anniversary exhibition. The organisers say the decision was taken to both prevent and control the disease as well as...

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Biggest North Atlantic salmon plan rolled out
Jan22

Biggest North Atlantic salmon plan rolled out

The largest-ever North Atlantic salmon egg-planting scheme in Iceland has just rolled out its next stage in -10°C conditions in the Selma River, with the aim of boosting fish stocks. The Strengur conservation programme – one of many in the country – aims to seed around one million eggs from native fish each year in the higher reaches of rivers that salmon have been unable to reach in the past. This will open up new habitat and food...

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JMC – Mouches De Charette appoints new product and marketing manager
Jan20

JMC – Mouches De Charette appoints new product and marketing manager

Mouches de Charette, the largest French fly fishing supplier and manufacturer, owner of JMC brand has appointed Thibault LONGIS as its Product and Marketing Manager. He has joined the historical French fly fishing company, from the retail chain, Pacific Pêche, where he served as Fly Fishing Manager since 2009 after a two years in-store experience. As a passionate angler who relishes trips with friends in all France and Europe for...

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