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John Hunter  |  Nov 16, 2021  |  0 comments

The death has been announced of probably the most famous editor in the history of UK trade magazine Tackle & Guns, Cyril Holbrook, writes John Mitchell.

He passed away on Thursday, November 11th, aged 86 years old. Cyril had survived three bouts of cancer but, as his son Paul, said: “You can’t be a winner all the time.”

John Hunter  |  Nov 05, 2021  |  First Published: Nov 08, 2021  |  0 comments
Fishery digitalisation and ocean sustainability trends will be among the sectors in the spotlight during December’s Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show.
John Hunter  |  Nov 05, 2021  |  First Published: Nov 07, 2021  |  0 comments
Sunglasses brand Costa says it is bringing next-level clarity and performance to the optical space with its Costa Clear customisable lenses. The US-based brand, a major force behind sunglasses for anglers and outdoor enthusiasts, has added to its line-up with a collection of single vision and progressive optical lenses, for everyday use.
John Hunter  |  Nov 05, 2021  |  0 comments
St George Sporting has been appointed the UK and Ireland distributor for RepYourWater products, the popular Colorado brand.
John Hunter  |  Nov 04, 2021  |  0 comments
The National Angling Strategy Report for the UK reveals the work that organisations including the Angling Trades Association have been doing to get people fishing at a difficult time. It also outlines a string of sponsorship opportunities.
John Hunter  |  Oct 20, 2021  |  0 comments
Norwegian-based tackle brand O Mustad & Son has acquired LiveTarget, the Canadian lure company forged with a unique brand identity as a premium lure manufacturer, designing products with proven profiles and biomimetic colour patterns.
John Hunter  |  Oct 15, 2021  |  0 comments
Predator angler Ant Glascoe Jr has joined UK tackle dealer chain Fishing Republic following the acquisition of the firm by the JD Sports Group. Fishing Republic became part of JD Outdoors in December 2019, and the UK’s biggest retail group for outdoors is expanding its team in Greater Manchester by hiring fishing specialists in a bid to become market leaders in the sector.
John Hunter  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments
Batson Enterprises is the go-to supplier for custom rod builders and Original Equipment Manufacturers. Formed in 2000, the family-owned business is best known for distributing Rainshadow, ALPS and ForeCast fishing tackle in the US and worldwide. Visitors to ICAST 2021 got to meet the newest addition to the fold, Eden Batson. TTW caught up with her…
John Hunter  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments
Romain Grimaldi isn’t your average lure designer. He combined his lifelong experience of fishing with a huge knowledge of 3D modelling and graphics to form his own lure-making company, Dream Unit Fishing.
John Hunter  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments
It’s been a tough year for everyone but, thanks to a strong inventory, a real team effort and a flexible approach, US tackle supplier F J Neil has continued to supply its dealers throughout the pandemic.

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