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Top US retailer warns: ‘Shun ICAST and miss out’

Fred Haas, Vice President of Product Development at Tackle Direct, one of  North America's biggest retailers, has a warning for tackle shop owners who shun ICAST.

Retailers who shun the opportunity to attend ICAST – the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show – are squandering their opportunity to be competitive in the industry.

That is the view of Fred Haas, Vice President of Product Development at Tackle Direct, one of North America’s biggest retailers. He told Angling International: “You are not taking advantage of one of the biggest tools of the trade if you are.. Read More

Svendsen launches legal action against Water Wolf copier

Lars Svendsen says that the Water Wolf copies are 'horrible' compared to the more advanced original.

European tackle giant Svendsen Sport has started legal proceedings against a Chinese manufacturer which it says has been ‘blatantly’ copying its award-winning Water Wolf HD underwater camera. The Danish company says that copies of the camera, which won three awards at EFTTEX when it was first launched in..

Rapala announces changes to Sufix distribution in Europe

Rapala VMC Corporation has announced changes to the distribution of its Sufix fishing line brand in Europe.

Shimano Europe Fishing Holding is to stop distribution of Rapala VMC Corporation’s Sufix branded fishing lines in Italy, Germany, Benelux and the UK from the beginning of next year. Sufix will be distributed by Rapala France SAS in the four countries. All other distribution agreements in Europe, the..

£20 million boost to fishing on UK’s longest river

A unique viewing gallery at Diglis Weir is part of the near £20 million River Severn improvement project.

In the largest project of its kind ever attempted in Europe, one of England’s most iconic rivers is set to benefit from a near £20 million improvement which will boost fish stocks and recreational fishing. The major wildlife project, which includes the installation of the UK’s first ever..

Patagonia donates $10m to environmental groups

Patagonia President and CEO Rose Marcario expected Black Friday sales of $2 million.

Patagonia posted $10 million in sales on Black Friday and donated all of it to environmental non-profit organisations. The outdoor apparel brand had promised to do so heading into the busy holiday shopping week and reported that the single-day sales were record breaking. “We expected to reach $2 million..

JD Sports Fashion buys Go Outdoors for £112.3 million

UK retail chain Go Outdoors has been sold to JD Sports Fashion in a deal worth £112.3 million.

One of the UK’s major fishing tackle retailers, Go Outdoors, has been sold in a deal worth £112.3 million. It has been taken over by JD Sports Fashion, a leading retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands. The group has 182 stores across a number of companies that..

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