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Fishing Republic issues warning over future

One of the UK’s leading fishing tackle chains has warned that if it fails to raise additional funding, it could affect the group’s ability to trade.

The shares of Fishing Republic were suspended from trading on the London Stock Exchange AIM market in October after certain major shareholders announced that they were no longer prepared to provide financial assistance to the group. Since then, it said, it has.. Read More

Report sounds further alarm bells for industry in the UK

A newly-published report has sounded further alarm bells for the UK tackle industry following the recent news of a near 15% drop in licence sales. The study, A Survey of Freshwater Angling in England, funded by the Environment Agency, examines angling activity, expenditure and economic impact. It reveals a..

Maurice Sporting Goods changes name after acquisition

Maurice Sporting Goods, a major distributor of fishing tackle across the United States, has changed its name and added to its product offering following the acquisition of a major supplier of hydration and portable cooling products, Its parent company, Middleton Partners, has purchased O2COOL and plans to leverage..

Pure Fishing sold to private equity group for $1.3 billion

Newell Brands has today announced that it has agreed the sale of Pure Fishing to a New York-based private equity group in a deal that is worth $1.3 billion. Sycamore Partners is the surprise choice of new owner for the business. It is unknown in fishing circles and..

Lew’s Holdings acquires Southern Plastics Company

Fast-growing Lew's Holdings Corporation (Lew's), the owner of Lew's Fishing and Strike King, has added to its lure portfolio with the acquisition of Southern Plastics Company, a significant player in the soft plastics bait sector. Based in Eufaula, Alabama, Southern Plastics has supplied it baits, which feature a..

Halco Tackle adds three newcomers to product range

Australian lure manufacturer, Halco Tackle, has introduced three new products to its comprehensive range. The Max 220 is described as an ultra-tough, sinking bibless minnow designed to tackle huge predators, including wahoo, mackerel and tuna. Capable of being trolled at high speeds – up to 20 kt – it..

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