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Atle Hakonsen appointed Sonik Sports European MD

UK-based fishing tackle company Sonik Sports has appointed Atle Hakonsen as its European Managing Director to spearhead its growth in the region.

Boasting a wealth of global experience in the fishing tackle industry, Hakonsen has previously worked as Global Vice President of Sales & Marketing at O. Mustad & Son and Norway Country Manager for Svendsen Sport.

He is also a keen carp angler, making him the perfect choice.. Read More

Remensnyder steps down as CEO of Lew’s Corporate Holdings

Gary Remensnyder has stepped down as CEO of Lew’s Corporate Holdings. He has been replaced by Ken Eubanks, who has been promoted from his previous role as President of Lew’s and CEO of Hunters Specialties. Remensnyder, who remains a Board Director, was appointed CEO of the award-winning Missouri..

Fishing Store takes on Polish sales of Headbanger Lures

Growing Swedish brand, Headbanger Lures, is continuing to expand its distribution across Europe and beyond. Following a successful meeting at this year’s EFTTEX trade show in Amsterdam, it has agreed a deal that will see its products distributed in Poland by Fishing Store, a retail outlet and online..

Grundéns partners with Salmon Sisters to produce women’s gear

International apparel manufacturer Grundéns and the Alaskan company, Salmon Sisters, have announced a new collaboration for 2018. The two brands, both with roots in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, have partnered to create a new line of women’s gear for life and work on the water. “We’ve been wearing..

70th anniversary edition of Sportex catalogue is out now

In its 70th year, German rod brand Sportex is introducing more than 150 new rods, including special anniversary products to celebrate the landmark. Its 2019 catalogue, which runs to more than 100 pages and is available to retailers now, features the world premier of the groundbreaking Graphenon and..

Angling Direct opens 23rd store and has another coming ‘within weeks’

The UK’s largest fishing tackle retailer has opened its 23rd store in England and is on track to add another to its bricks and mortar portfolio in the coming weeks. Angling Direct unveiled its latest retail outlet on Saturday in Guildford, Surrey and revealed that its premises in..

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