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Halo Fishing’s Black Widow series is now available

The Black Widow series of tournament grade rods introduced by Halo Fishing at this year’s ICAST is now available. The Palm Bay, Florida company launched in 2011 and has been to every ICAST since, but was particularly excited to launch its new range this year.

“The Black Widow is a bass series built on high-performance Japanese blanks,” explained company founder and Chief Product Designer Lionel Botha. “They are.. Read More

Florida’s Fishbites is fighting for worldwide sales

Florida lure brand Fishbites scored a knockout at last month’s ICAST when it introduced its new Fight Club soft lures. New products that go beyond fresh colours and sizes can be difficult to find at the show, but Fishbites believes that its new range more than meets the..

Shimano honours American students with a future in nature conservation

Shimano this week announced the winners of the 2018 Shimano/B.A.S.S. Nation Scholarship Programme, each of which receives a $3,000 award. A key initiative in the Shimano Varsity scheme promoting conservation, the scholarships help recruit fishing students who support conservation through their involvement with B.A.S.S. to pursue a college..

Shimano reports improvement in tackle sales and profits

Figures reported by Shimano yesterday for its fishing tackle business in the first half of 2018 show a significant improvement over the same period last year. Net sales from fishing increased 8.4% to 36,631 million yen, while operating income is up by 32.3% to 5,069 million yen. The..

Fox announces acquisition of Spomb

Spomb Limited and Spomb Fishing Limited have been acquired by Fox International in a deal announced Tuesday. Spomb bait dispensers were the brainchild of carp angler Bryan Houghton and came onto the market eight years ago. Both Bryan and Judith Houghton will remain with the brand as consultants. In..

Danco Sports expects titanium pliers to underpin global growth

The tools category of the tackle industry has gained considerable momentum in recent years, a fact further evidenced by US manufacturer Danco Sports at ICAST. Danco, 20 years old this year, exhibited at the show for the first time to introduce its new-for-this-year tournament series of premio..

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