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Go Outdoors owner takes ‘momentous’ step in global expansion

JD Sports, the UK-based retailer of fishing tackle and outdoor sports equipment, has taken a ‘momentous’  step in its global expansion with the acquisition of Finish Line, the US, supplier of sports apparel and athletic gear.

Based in the North West of England, JD Sports is the owner of Go Outdoors, a significant supplier of fishing tackle across the UK. The group’s Executive Chairman, Peter Cowgill, said: “We.. Read More

ASA elects four Board members for 2018

Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) have been elected to fill seats on its Board of Directors. At-Large seats have gone to:

  • Dave Pfeiffer, President, Shimano North America Fishing, a former Chairman of the Board;
  • Dale Barnes, Division Manager, Marketing, Yamaha Motor Corporation, Marine Group, a..

Angling Direct buys Ted Carter Fishing Tackle for £125,000

Angling Direct, the UK's largest fishing tackle retailer, has acquired Ted Carter Fishing Tackle, based in the North West of England, for £125,000.

Situated near Preston, Lancashire, the purchase increases Angling Direct's presence in the North West of the country and takes its total number of..

Cor Ax leaves Shimano Europe after ‘difference of opinion’

Shimano Europe has today announced that it is parting company with Managing Director, Cor Ax, with immediate effect. In a statement revealing the news, Marc van Rooj, President of the Shimano Europe Group, said the break up was 'due to a difference of opinion about future strategy to..

Savage Gear to set up own distribution network in U.S.

Svendsen Sport brand, Savage Gear, is set to open a sales office in America following the amicable termination of its distribution agreement in the region with Okuma. A joint statement from Svendsen Sport and Okuma said that move has been prompted by strong growth in sales of Okuma rods..

e-commerce site set up to sell Japanese fishing tackle

A new transnational e-commerce website, committed to supplying Japanese fishing tackle all over the world, has been launched. The Asian Portal Co. Ltd. has introduced ‘Asian Portal Fishing’ and claims to sell more than 200,000 items from almost 300 Japanese manufacturers, including Daiwa, Shimano, Gamakatsu and Megabass. “We offer..

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