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French retail giants unite to boost purchasing power

Two of the leading fishing tackle retail chains in France have signed a cooperation agreement that will increase their purchasing power.

The heads of Europêche and Concept Pro Pêche, which represents 195 stores across the country, have written a letter to their suppliers informing them of the creation of an Economic Interest Group (EIG). As well as boosting its collective bargaining strength, the group said the collaboration would.. Read More

Shimano reports 5% increase in fishing tackle sales

Shimano reported a 5.1% increase in fishing tackle sales during the first quarter of 2019. The global giant reported fishing tackle sales in its core market of Japan and the rest of the world exceeded the level of the same comparable period last year as its Stella SW..

UK trader adds 27th store and reports record start to 2019

Angling Direct’s like-for-like store sales jumped 28.5% in February and March, according to figures announced by the UK retail chain yesterday. Overall store sales were up by 50.7%. The record start, driven by both in-store and online sales, prompted a surge in the share price of 12% during..

Bassmaster Classic 2020 to return to its Alabama roots

The 50th Bassmaster Classic is set to return home to its Alabama roots in 2020. The world championship bass fishing tournament and the Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo will be held from March 6 to 8 next year in Birmingham. The competition will be fished on Lake Guntersville, with..

Abel rocks with limited edition US-made AC/DC reel

Top US fly reel manufacturer, Abel, has shown its rock credentials with the launch of a new limited edition model. The award-winning Montrose, Colorado-based company is paying homage to Australian super group AC/DC – the band with the highest-selling album of all-time – with the launch of the..

Industry welcomes new 12-month fishing licence for California

The approval of a 12-month fishing licence in California comes as welcome news to the state’s fishing tackle industry. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the Californian Sportfishing League and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) are among more than 20 organisations that have been campaigning for the move. Currently..

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