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PRADCO Outdoors to distribute Tasmanian Devil in US

Australian lure manufacturer Gillies has announced that its iconic Tasmanian Devil brand, which it acquired in December last year, will be available in the US market later this year.

It has agreed an exclusive distribution deal with North American lure giant, PRADCO Outdoor Brands, which will be responsible for its sales from July 1st. The new distribution will be officially launched at ICAST later that month with support.. Read More

Sonik Vader X carp rods get thumbs up from UK media

UK brand Sonik has succeeded in producing a genuinely good carp rod at a competitive price, according to consumer press reviews of the Vader X range. Rods in the series start at under £65, yet are not short of high quality features and components built on non-reflective gunmetal..

Westin warns trade over ‘fake’ jighead bearing its logo

Danish fishing tackle manufacturer Westin has warned the trade to be on the alert for an alleged counterfeit jighead, bearing its familiar Viking logo, that has been spotted for sale in tackle shops in Germany. The company says that German tackle manufacturer Balzer has used the Westin Screwin..

Donn Schaible, former Wright & McGill CEO, dies

Donn Schaible, long-time CEO of Wright & McGill and former American Sportfishing Association (ASA) Board member, has died. Schaible was first CFO and then President of Wright & McGill from 1998. He stepped down from his position on December 31st, 2017, but remained at the company as advisor..

Bassmaster Classic 2019 to be held on Tennessee River

For the first time in its 49-year history, the Bassmaster Classic presented by Dick's Sporting Goods, will be held on the Tennessee River, out of  Knoxville. It will take place from March 15th to 17th next year alongside the Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo, which is fast becoming the..

Recreational and commercial fishermen united as Bristol Bay battle hots up

The US Army Corps of Engineers has published a Notice of Intent to conduct an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed Pebble Mine project in southwest Alaska’s famed Bristol Bay region. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) says: “The timeline for the EIS is extremely aggressive, as the..

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