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Shimano Europe and Rapala to end many distribution agreements

Exclusive distribution agreements between Shimano Europe and Rapala VMC in Europe and South Africa are to come to an end in 2020.

The powerhouse manufacturers announced today that they are to set up their own distribution channels in certain countries in the two regions.

Following an agreed notice period, Shimano will go its own way with the marketing, sales and distribution of the Shimano, G. Loomis and Power Pro.. Read More

Johnson Outdoors extends sponsorshop of B.A.S.S.

Johnson Outdoors has expanded its sponsorship of B.A.S.S. events, including the Bassmaster Classic and Bassmaster Elite Series. Under the multi-year agreement, three of Johnson Outdoors’ most powerful brands — Minn Kota, Humminbird and Talon — will be premier sponsors, up until 2021, of B.A.S.S., the world’s largest fishing..

New launches from top brands at Leeda’s IceTackle* 2019

New products from top brands that include MAP, Wychwood and Lowrance will be on display for the first time at the IceTackle* 2019 trade show next month, organised by the UK’s leading distributor of fishing tackle, Leeda. The event, in its fifth year, takes place at the MK..

ICAST still a necessity for top retailer after 40 years

For more than 60 years, Crook & Crook has been a foremost retailer of fishing tackle and marine supplies in Miami, Florida, one of the world’s best-known fishing locations. And for 40 of those years Karl Crook has been at the helm of the company and a regular..

EFTTA and EAA accuse European Parliament of favouring commercial fisheries

EFTTA and the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) have once again accused the European Parliament of discrimination in favour of the commercial fisheries sector following publication of the Parliament’s Western Mediterranean management plan. Last month EFTTA and EAA reacted angrily to the one-bass bag limit imposed in northern European..

Okuma acquires line specialist Soft Steel USA

Okuma has acquired Soft Steel USA, the specialist in Long Range monofilaments and fluorocarbons. Soft Steel, which was introduced into the US in 1992 by Tony Garza, will be added to the already expansive line of Long Range products offered by Okuma. John Bretza, Director of Product Development for..

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