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Bassmaster delivers $32.2m windfall for host venue

The economic impact of the Bassmaster Classic on the host community has once again been underlined following last month’s event in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The 49thClassic generated a $32.2 million windfall for the Tennessee town, a 34% increase on the $24 million recorded for last year’s championship in Greenville and Anderson, South Carolina.

The event, which typically generates about $25 million in economic impact, also attracted an all-time best attendance.. Read More

Gill ramps up fishing foray with sales rep appointment

Gill Fishing has appointed experienced agency, Premier Sales Solutions, (PSS) to handle 13 western territory states. PSS will specialise in direct sales, regional marketing and inventory management. “I have known the principals of PSS, Jeremiah Dietrich, Chris Bonaparte and Ryan Blackmun, for many years,” said Tim Golden, US..

Long-time exhibitor: ‘Quality customers assured at EFTTEX’

EFTTEX is the best way to meet good quality customers across the recreational fishing industry, says long-time exhibitor, Grenier-Bolay. The French-based manufacturer of plastic buckets and storage for lures and baits under its brand, Thalydris, has been attending Europe’s premier fishing tackle trade show almost from day one..

Scales maker extends carp competition sponsorship

UK-based weighing scales manufacturer Reuben Heaton has agreed a deal with British Carp Cups (BCC) to become the main associate sponsor for the series. The company has been a backer of the BCC series since its inception, but the new deal, concluded at this year’s Northern Angling Show,..

ICAST trade show keeps retailer ahead of the curve

Staying ahead of the curve in a fiercely competitive retail environment is vital for the success of any business. The recreational fishing tackle trade is no exception and those retail businesses that prosper use every option in their ‘tackle box’ to ensure they stay one step ahead of..

Fears allayed as Sportfiskemässan sets another record

The attendance record tumbled for the second year running at Sweden’s top recreational fishing consumer show. Last year’s Sportfiskemässan attracted a best of 15,513 visitors to Stockholm, while last weekend's 15,140 was a record for the Jönköping venue. Swedish fishing journalist Fredrik Stjärnkvist told Angling International: “The show was a..

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