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President Trump signs Modern Fish Act into law

U.S. President, Donald Trump, signed the Modern Fish Act this week, an historic bill to improve federal saltwater fisheries management.

Trade industry representative body, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) was one of the leading organisations that worked hard to support the passage of the act and says that it is appropriate that anglers take time to celebrate this win.

It says:” While we have accomplished a lot, there is.. Read More

Scientific Anglers appoints new Marketing Manager

Scientific Anglers, a leading US manufacturer of fly lines, leaders and tippets, has appointed Joe Wolthuis as its Marketing Manager. He has joined the Midland, Minnesota, company from retail chain, Cabela's, where he served as Associate Category Manager of Fly Fishing since 2011. "We are extremely excited to..

US lure maker offers anglers a chance to hook $100,000

One of North America's leading manufacturers of bass fishing lures is offering anglers a chance to win $100,000 this year. Hale Lures/Stanley Jigs is putting up the cash to any angler who catches a new US state record –  22lb 6oz or larger largemouth bass –  in 2019..

UK carp specialist secures funding for bigger premises

A family-run fishing tackle retailer in the U.K. has opened a new purpose-built shop after securing a six-figure commercial mortgage. Carp fishing specialist, CPS Tackle, has used the funding to relocate from a 900sqft rented office space to a new 4,800sqft unit on the same industrial site. in..

Dick’s said to be eyeing up Sears and Kmart locations

Dick’s Sporting Goods is among a number of companies considering the purchase of Sears and Kmart store locations following the group's bankruptcy in October. While Sears is not a major player in fishing tackle, Dick’s is believed to have around 10% of the fishing retail market and its..

Okuma appoints new rep group for north east U.S.

Rods and reels manufacturer, Okuma Fishing, has appointed a new rep group for the north east of the U.S.. The global brand, headquartered in Taiwan, has named Thomas F. Gowen & Sons to handle sales in the region. The group, established in 1930 and in its fourth generation of..

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