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Rod building legend Ken Whiting dies

Ken Whiting, one of the foremost rod designers of his time and the winner of eight ICAST awards, has died aged 72.

With his slight build, vintage flat-top haircut and prominent ears, Whiting played to his image of the wacky professor, but in truth he was anything but, writes Mel Bagnall.

A pioneer of nano technology, Whiting challenged the way rods were made and changed the way people fished… Read More

Seventh US state bans felt-soled footwear

South Dakota has become the latest US state to ban felt-soled waders and wading boots, bringing the number of states currently enforcing the ban to seven. With a further six states considering a ban, the situation is becoming increasingly serious for manufacturers making significant revenue from felt-soled footwear. While..

Gulf restoration cash comes on stream

More than US$100 million has been released in the first wave of funding for Gulf restoration projects following the infamous Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010. The payouts are part of the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund, created in the settlement between the US Department of Justice and BP..

Show and events calendar

Fishing shows taking place over the next two months include: UNITED STATES Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Date: January 22-25 Venue: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City www.outdoorretailer.com  CANADA Western Canadian Flyfishing Exposition Date: January 24-26 Venue: Spruce Meadows Equiplex, Calgary www.flyfishingevents.com  UNITED STATES Somerset Fly Show Date: January 24-26 Venue: Garden State Convention Center, Somerset, NY

Big turn-out for French show on 25th anniversary

Organisers of France’s biggest fishing show praised exhibitors and consumers who attended last weekend’s Carrefour National Pêche et Loisirs. Angling International spoke to organisers immediately after the show had closed its doors and before official attendance figures had been calculated, but it already seemed likely that last year’s..

CastAway Rods unveils major relaunch

CastAway Rods has announced a major relaunch as part of its strategy to accelerate sales and re-establish itself as one of America’s premier rod brands. The Texas company appointed a new President, Michael McDevitt, (pictured) in January and has just released a 2014 product line-up based on a..

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