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Appointments at DAM, Thomas & Thomas, Fulling Mill and Shimano North America

Experienced European product manager Robert Valkeneer has taken on a new role at DAM, the Svendsen Sport brand.

Formerly with Pure Fishing, Valkeneer joined DAM in 2016 as Product Manager with special responsibility for Quick reels and has now been promoted to the role of Head of Product Development at the German company.

He is head of a department that also includes product managers Lucas van der Geest and.. Read More

Beet owner extends business offering to include PR

The owner of Beet fishing magazine in the Netherlands has extended the business to include a public relations service to fishing businesses in the region. VIP Media says that its experience within the sector makes it ideally placed to provide a better value-for-money service than non-angling media agencies. It..

40-year-old UK retailer reopens after devastating fire

A UK-based fishing tackle retailer – celebrating its 40th year in business – has reopened following what it descried as a ‘devastating’ fire. Keen’s Tackle and Guns, from Aberkenfig, South Wales, suffered an electrical fire in the fishing department in November 2016. Following this, the team at the..

More job losses at L.L. Bean following ‘challenging’ year

US fly fishing tackle manufacturer and retailer L.L. Bean has warned of more job losses following flat sales last year. In February nearly 500 workers took advantage of a voluntary early retirement package and another 100 jobs will go in April. The company reported annual revenue of $1.6 billion..

FLIR unveils its most advanced radar yet in Quantum 2

FLIR Systems Inc. has unveiled its most advanced solid-state marine radar, the Quantum® 2 with doppler target identification technology. Designed for integrating with Raymarine’s award winning Axiom® multifunction displays, Quantum 2 enhances boaters’ situational awareness by intelligently identifying moving and static targets at both long and short..

Dates for 2019 US Fly Fishing Shows released

Dates for next year’s series of Fly Fishing Show events across North America have been published. The announcement comes hot on the heels of the 2018 series of events which the organiser says has been its most successful. It finished earlier this month at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Previous or potential..

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