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Sept 2019: IN THIS ISSUE:

A merger between giant European tackle manufacturer Fox International and Lew’s Holdings in the USA has created one of the biggest fishing firms in the world, allowing both to expand into other markets and continue to grow.
Fishing equipment specialist Lew’s Holdings, which is backed by financier BDT Capital Partners, is understood to be paying in the region of £150m for the iconic Fox brand, started by Cliff Fox in the UK back in 1967.

AFFTA flourishes with increased membership
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) has seen tremendous growth to its membership base.

Hook maker shines at White House
Fishing hook manufacturer Eagle took its chance to showcase some of its products at the ‘Made in America Product Showcase’ at Washington’s official presidential residence, the White House.

Scientific Anglers reveals outside sales rep
One of the leading companies in fly lines, leader, and tippet, Scientific Anglers, has introduced Doug Bear as its new outside sales representative.

Garmin does the double
Garmin International has taken top honours for the second year running at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) show to scoop the overall Best Of Show award.

Wiley X strengthenS its ELITE team with champions
The Wiley X Elite Fishing Team continues to grow stronger with the addition of 2019 World Predator Classic winners Radek Filip and Martin Stepka.

Spotlight On… Bait
The bait market continues to grow all over the world with increased choice year on year, thanks to fascinating new developments. But as a retailer what are the main items you need to be looking to stock?