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Big One show doubles up for the first time and exceeds expectations

It wasn’t a Farnborough, but the inaugural Big One show at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire is on track to match its ‘big sister’ event in the UK in future years, according to manufacturers and retailers who attended.

Bauer Media acquired the 25-year-old Farnborough show early last year and quickly announced that it would launch a second Big One in the Midlands. Angling International was there for new show’s debut.. Read More

Goldman Sachs man named as new President of Sycamore Partners

Sycamore Partners, the private equity firm that acquired Pure Fishing from Newell Brands in November last year, has appointed Rob Sweeney to the newly-created role of President. Sweeney joins the New York business from Goldman Sachs, where he was Global Head of Consumer and Retail Investment Banking. A statement..

Vision Fly Fishing partners with tyre giant on waders

Vision Fly Fishing is collaborating with global tyre company, Michelin, to develop high performance rubber soles for its wading boots. The UK brand, part of Guide Flyfishing, will launch its first wading boot with Michelin soles later this year, reports Tackle & Guns magazine in its March issue. Vision..

PRADCO-Fishing appoints Director of Purchasing

PRADCO-Fishing, the owner of some of the most recognisable lure brands in the world, has appointed Derek Hu as its Director of Purchasing. Hu has worked in sourcing and operations for leading businesses that include Petco, Dow Chemicals, Toprising Brands and HoMedics. He has an undergraduate degree from..

Bass fishing community pays tribute to Irwin Jacobs

Irwin Jacobs, Chairman and CEO of the US-based Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), and his wife, Alexandra, were found dead this week at their home in Minnesota. Leader of the FLW and founder of the FLW Tour, Mr Jacobs had a revolutionary impact throughout his career. “He catapulted professional..

Lure Lock appoints Kolder as it sales agency in Canada

Lure Lock, the US-based maker of plastic fishing tackle boxes, has partnered with Canada's premier distributor of outdoor sporting goods to help its push into the country. Its appointment of Kolder Canada as its sales agency of record for the region means that Lure Lock now has five..

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