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Mustad hits acquisition trail with TUF-Line takeover

World renowned hook maker, O Mustad & Son, has taken the first step on its publicly-stated acquisition trail to more than double the size of the company within the next five years.

The Norwegian business has bought leading US line manufacturer TUF-Line from Western Filament.

Jordan Davis, Mustad Americas President, said: “We are thrilled to be adding both the TUF-Line brand and its range of products to our portfolio… Read More

ASA introduces toolkit guide to Chinese import tariffs

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has made a toolkit available to its members following the release of a proposed list of fishing tackle products that may be subject to increased import taxes.. The Tariff Toolkit is available on the association’s website and provides information including an overview of..

Bass Pro Shops sells 11 Cabela’s stores for $324.3m

Eleven Cabela’s locations have been acquired for $324.3 million in a joint venture deal led by San Francisco real estate investment firm, Sansome Pacific. Cabela’s, which was purchased by Bass Pro Shops in 2017 for $5.5 billion, will continue to operate the stores under the sale-leaseback deal. The 11-property..

Angling Direct appoints Simon Morris as Senior Buyer

Leading European retailer, Angling Direct, has today announced the appointment of Simon Morris as Senior Buyer. The experienced Morris, previously with Preston Innovations, will focus initially on improving supply chain efficiencies – notably key seller availability – for the fast-growing, Norfolk-based business. He will also be responsible for refining..

Simms Fishing appoints Gunpowder as its PR partner

Simms Fishing, the US manufacturer of waders and apparel, has appointed Gunpowder Inc. as its PR agency. Gunpowder, which already counts high profile companies including Pure Fishing and Costa Sunglasses in its portfolio, will help drive Simms’s communication strategy and execution. It will work in partnership with the Simms..

Fishing blueprint for UK to be launched next month

The much-anticipated National Angling Strategy, a blueprint for how angling in the UK is managed and funded, will be launched in London on Monday, June 24. The new strategy has been developed by the Environment Agency (EA) in partnership with the angling community and will run from 2019..

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