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Australian fishing magazine celebrates half-century

Fishing World has survived a major shift in the media landscape over the last decade and is this year celebrating its 50th year as Australia’s longest established angling magazine.

The publication has successfully combined the disciplines of print, digital and social media to deliver a winning formula for the brand. Founder Ron Calcutta started Fishing World in 1969 at a pivotal time. Sportfishing was in its infancy, but.. Read More

American Baitworks acquires ‘original’ frog company

Fast-growing American Baitworks has added to its recently acquired brands with the addition of the ‘original’ frog company. It has bought Snag Proof Lures – its fifth acquisition in a little over a year. The brand will join Scum Frog in the Southern Lure Co family, part of..

ASA President tells Washington: fishing tackle must be exempt from tariffs

The leader of the body that represents recreational fishing in the United States has called on the Donald Trump administration to exclude angling equipment from the next round of proposed tariffs on Chinese imports. Glenn Hughes, President of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), along with many members of..

Angling Direct CEO confirms store number 28 in the UK

The UK’s biggest and fastest growing retail chain has added the 28th store to its portfolio. Angling Direct opened its doors for business on Saturday in the Nottinghamshire town of Sutton in Ashfield, staffed by five full-time and three part-time employees. The group’s Chief Executive Officer, Darren Bailey, said:..

Thomas & Thomas celebrates half a century milestone

Thomas & Thomas is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – and to mark the occasion the company will be displaying a commemorative bamboo rod at the IFTD show in Denver in October. The rod will be available for consumer purchase shortly after the show, along with anniversary..

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft increase production capacity

Fishing boat brands, Bass Cat and Yar-Craft, have completed the construction of a facility that will increase production capacity by 40%. "The new building, plus additions to an existing one, will improve products and overall operations,” said Bass Cat and Yar-Craft President, Rick Pierce. “It will increase efficiency, give..

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