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Fishing Republic reports 2017 loss following ‘disappointing’ performance

UK retailer Fishing Republic today reported a loss for 2017 of £2.256m, compared to a 2016 profit of 0.403m.

The group’s trading results to December 31st revealed a significant sales underperformance, a deterioration in gross profit and a soaring cost base.

Revenue for the year increased to £9.153m from £5.799m the previous year, reflecting an ambitious store opening programme, but was below management targets. Store sales increased to £6.743m and.. Read More

Upgrade to the latest Raymarine OS and Sonar tech

Boat owners around the world continue to buzz about the unique features of Raymarine’s Axiom and Axiom Pro multi-function displays – primarily their fast and fluid LightHouse 3 operating system, along with their powerful CHIRP DownVision, CHIRP SideVision, High CHIRP, RealVision 3D and 1kW CHIRP sonar capabilities. Now,..

Dutch anglers to reduce lead use by 30% in three years

The Dutch Government has reached an agreement with the country’s anglers that will see the use of lead in tackle being reduced by at least 30% over the next three years. The move, which is intended to be the first step to reducing the use of the toxic..

ICAST comes highly recommended by 22-times visitor

When fishing tackle dealer Jeff Goldberg recommends ICAST to his fellow retailers he doesn’t do so lightly. His business, Fish307.com, in Lake George, New York, has been visiting the world’s largest trade show for 22 years. The event, says the owner and President, has played an important part..

Former US Navy commander to be ICAST keynote speaker

A former commander of a US Navy battleship targeted by a terrorist attack before 9/11 will be the keynote speaker at the ICAST Industry Breakfast. Commander Kirk Lippold was in command of the USS Cole when it was attacked by the deadly al Qaeda in 2000, 11 months..

Emily Beach appointed ASA’s new R3 Director

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has announced the appointment of Emily Beach as its new R3 (Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation) Director. Previously with the Archery Trade Association (ATA), Beach is well known in the outdoor recreation industry – particularly hunting – as well as the fish and wildlife..

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