Great American Outdoors Act Becomes Law
Aug05

Great American Outdoors Act Becomes Law

The historic and bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act has become law after being signed by President Trump. . American Sportfishing Association (ASA) President Glenn Hughes attended a ceremony at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) headquarters, hosted by Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt celebrating the bill’s enactment. The ceremony also included the signing of a new proclamation establishing August 5, as Great...

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Wolf seeks agents to join pack
Jul29

Wolf seeks agents to join pack

Fast-growing tackle brand Wolf International has set its sights on growth across Europe and is looking for sales agents and distributors across the continent to help it open retail accounts. Although it has made great strides in expansion over the last couple of years, there are a number of European countries where it currently doesn’t operate and is keen to change that situation. The British-based company, which supplies a range of...

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Top US tackle brands revealed
Jul13

Top US tackle brands revealed

The best-selling tackle brands in the USA last year have been revealed in an insightful report that has just been published. Big names like Shakespeare, Daiwa, Rapala,, Berkley, Eagle Claw, Columbia and Plano were among those listed along with a couple of surprises in the survey of more than 9,000 anglers last year by specialist market research and economics firm Southwick Associates. Southwick works extensively throughout the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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