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Tributes paid to Lowrance founder Darrell J. Lowrance

Tributes have been paid to Darrell J. Lowrance, founder of Lowrance Electronics, who died at the weekend at the age of 80.

Responsible for many breakthroughs in marine electronics, including the first ever portable sonar fishfinder for the average angler – the Fish-Lo-K-Tor – he was President and CEO of Lowrance Electronics from 1964 to 2006.

Former American Sportfishing Association (ASA) President and CEO, Mike Nussman, worked with Lowrance.. Read More

Tackle Tactics pledges to keep Platypus in Australia

Tackle Tactics has announced the acquisition of Platypus Fishing Lines and pledged to continue production of its products in Australia. Platypus was started in Australia by George Ross, a Scottish rope maker, in 1898 and has thrived as it has been passed down the generations, with Stewart McPherson..

ICAST is ‘single most important’ event to grow business

ICAST is the ‘single most important’ event to grow your business, says a man who has been on both sides of the industry fence. David Workman Jr., founder of Jacksonville, Florida-based Strike-Zone Fishing, has been attending the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show for as long as he..

Shimano continues support of student bass fishing

One of the world’s leading fishing tackle manufacturers has pledged further support to student tournament bass fishing in the US. Shimano North America is providing the Bethel University bass fishing team with its SLX baitcasting reels and rods as it competes in the ACA Collegiate Bass Fishing circuit,..

Ott DeFoe triumphs in record-breaking Bassmaster Classic

A record total attendance saw local boy, Tennessee pro, Ott DeFoe, win the ‘Super Bowl of fishing’ in his home town of Knoxville at the weekend. The fact that the world championship bass tournament drew an enormous 153,809 people to the competition venues, including daily weigh-ins and the..

L.L. Bean restores bonus payments to staff after sales rise

The clothing and fly fishing tackle manufacturer and retailer, L.L. Bean, has restored bonus payments to staff after reporting a sales increase in 2018. The company’s Board of Directors approved a 5% annual pay bonus to its about 5,400 employees. Sales for the year rose one per cent..

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