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Arkansas Governor announces PRADCO jobs boost

The Governor of Arkansas announced the creation of 60 new jobs at PRADCO Outdoor Brands Fishing Division during an official visit today to the company’s Fort Smith manufacturing facility.

The investment has been driven by rising demand that will see four soft plastic machines introduced to produce YUM baits at its factory. The manufacturing line is currently a three-shift operation that runs 24 hours a day, five days.. Read More

Angling Direct acquires two more retail stores for £450,000

Angling Direct, the largest fishing retailer in the U.K., has acquired two more top stores for £450,000, just two months after paying out £3million for Fosters of Birmingham. The North West Angling Centre (NWAC) and Tacklesaver – formerly 'Trevs of Wimslow' – have joined the ranks of the..

Noraker leaves Eagle Claw to join Eposeidon

Al Noraker has left Eagle Claw after 15 years to join New York manufacturer Eposeidon, where he becomes Product Development Director of the company’s KastKing and MadBite brands. His appointment is likely to accelerate the company’s further expansion into fly fishing and new product categories. The move marks a..

Dick’s Sporting Goods plans ‘significant investments’

Dick’s Sporting Goods, North America’s largest sporting goods retailer, has announced plans to make ‘significant investments’ in its business. It revealed its plans at the presentation of its third quarter results which saw a 7.4% increase in sales to approximately $1.94 billion. Included in that was double digit..

Registration now open for Leeda’s iceTackle* trade show

The UK’s leading fishing tackle distributor and brand owner will be hosting its very own trade show again next year. Leeda, the owner of the Wychwood and MAP brands, will once again be hosting its iceTackle* show at Arena:MK, the home of Football League team, MK Dons, from..

New CEO at Fishing Republic after ‘deterioration’ in sales

Fishing Republic, the fast-growing UK-based retail chain, has made major changes at boardroom level, including the appointment of a new acting CEO, following a major decline in sales in October. The company has reported a ‘significant deterioration’ in trading which saw its like-for-like store sales decline 13% in..

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