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VIDEO: Humminbird wins fourth ICAST award

Humminbird's Jeff Kolodzinski is pictured with the company's fourth consecutive award at ICAST in the Best New Product Showcase.

Humminbird celebrated its fourth consecutive award at ICAST when it picked up the prize in the Electronics category of the New Product Showcase.

The Johnson Outdoors company’s roll of ICAST honour over the last four years reads:

The latest win capped an incredible ICAST for Johnson Outdoors with its brands, Minn Kota® winning the Best Boating Accessory.. Read More

Diversity adds to the magic of ICAST

Having tasted success with rod and reel awards at China Fish, Weihai Haibin made its debut at ICAST this year.

One of the very best things about ICAST is its diversity of exhibitors. Small enterprises rub shoulders with multi-brand corporations on a show floor where creativity, not size, is the key currency. There is no exclusivity on good ideas and nowhere was this more apparent than at last..

Private equity investment for Fox International

Cash boost: Fox International has received investment from a private equity group.

Fox International, the largest privately owned tackle firm in Europe, is reported to have received investment from a private equity group. The UK business, which was close to being purchased by Zebco earlier this year – a story exclusively revealed by Angling International – will get the cash..

Fishpond announces new collaborations

Fishpond is collaborating with footwear specialist  Chaco to produce sandals for fly fisherman. Pictured is the Fishpond Chaco Flips.

Fishpond, the manufacturer known for its fly fishing luggage and accessories, has announced two collaborations that take it into other product categories. The US company is partnering with footwear brand Chaco to produce sandals for fly fishermen and with outdoor apparel company VOORMI to market adventure-style clothing. Sales of..

Plastica Panaro agrees US deal

Jim Murphy (left) of Douglas Outdoors and Lucio Sirotti finalised a deal at ICAST that will see The American company distribute Plastica Panaro products in the US.

Plastica Panaro, the Italian manufacturer of tackle boxes and a new product award winner at this week’s ICAST trade show, has appointed Douglas Outdoors as its US distributor. Panaro Managing Director, Lucio Sirotti, and Douglas Outdoors President, Jim Murphy, who launched his US business in May this year,..


SPRO professional, Bill Siemantel with his ICAST award and the winning BBZ-1 Rat.

US Hall of Famer and renowned lure creator, Bill Siemantel, bought a live rat to study the unique movement of its tail before he designed an ICAST award winner. The SPRO sport professional – and lure designer for more than 35 years – picked up the Best Hard..

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