Former Shimano chairman passes away
Jul10

Former Shimano chairman passes away

Shimano’s chairman emeritus, Mr Yoshizo Shimano – who led the company as president and then chairman from 1995 until 2012 – has passed away from chronic heart failure at the age of 85. The company has released few details other than to say that funeral services were held privately by his family and close friends but he was widely credited with establishing Shimano as a global brand, heading up its first overseas operation and...

Read More
Westin hooks Thomas Waever
Jul02

Westin hooks Thomas Waever

The award-winning Scandinavian tackle company Westin, based in Denmark, has signed well-known industry expert Thomas Wæver to its professional staff line up. As of August 10th, Thomas will take up the role as Westin’s export manager. He is well-known within the fishing trade, with many years of international expertise he brings another dimension to the Westin international line up. “I am proud and happy to have Thomas Wæver on the...

Read More
Spotted Fin nominated for Southern Enterprise Awards
Jun30

Spotted Fin nominated for Southern Enterprise Awards

The UK’s Southern Enterprise Awards, run by SME News, are “an opportunity to reward the hard working individuals and firms hailing from the dynamic region of southern England.” Spotted Fin director Pele Johnson was thrilled to receive the nomination and had this to say: “It is great to be recognised for innovation and excellence in the Small and Medium Enterprise business sector. We have worked hard on our unique approach within...

Read More
What does ICAST mean?
Jun29

What does ICAST mean?

The organisers of the annual ICAST Show – which takes place online this year in mid-July – have released a fun video which asks show attendees what they think ICAST stands for. The results are both illuminating and amusing. Click through to check out the video for...

Read More
EFTTA CEO explains show postponement and refund policy
Jun18

EFTTA CEO explains show postponement and refund policy

Olivier Portrat, the CEO of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA), has defended the decision to postpone EFTTEX 2020 and roll over bookings to 2021 rather than offer refunds. In a video statement on EFTTA’s website, he blamed Covid-19 and the resulting travel restrictions for the need to postpone this year’s event in Prague and argued that all EFTTA’s lobbying work is financed by the show and this has been severely hit...

Read More
American Tackle Company Commits to 2020 Virtual ICAST
Jun17

American Tackle Company Commits to 2020 Virtual ICAST

American Tackle Company is moving forward through the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to stay loyal to its customers and remain a leader in the market for top quality rod components. It is proud to continue its relationship with ASA and will be actively participating in the 2020 Virtual ICAST July 13th-17th! “It has been a long-standing tradition that we be a part of the ICAST show and a valued member of the ASA,” says...

Read More