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US NEWS: Record amount raised at BFHOF induction ceremony and MLF takes over FLW

Five new members were inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame (BFHOF) last week during an evening when a record amount of money was raised for the organisation’s rapidly expanding programmes.

More than 250 industry representatives attended the event, which was held for the third year running at the Johnny Morris Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium, in Springfield, Missouri.

The much-anticipated acquisition of Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) by Major League Fishing (MLF) has been announced and hailed as the start of a new era in competitive bass angling.

The development sets in motion the most significant brand merger in competitive bass..

Pure Fishing makes appointments on each side of the Atlantic

Pure Fishing, the world’s largest supplier of fishing tackle, has announced two major appointments on both sides of the Atlantic.

It has replaced Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Managing Director Grant Ottignon-Harris, who left the company last month, with Swedish businessman,..

Flymen Fishing debuts Shilton Reels at IFTD

A renowned South African fly reel manufacturer has signed a distribution agreement that will see its products on sale in the United States and South America for the first time.

At this week's IFTD Show in Denver Colorado, Shilton Reels will see..

Bass Pro owner named as one of the richest Americans

Bass Pro Shops founder and owner Johnny Morris has been named as one of the 400 richest Americans.

The entrepreneur came in at number 207 on the Forbes List with a net worth of $3.8 billion. Morris, 71, founded Bass Pro Shops..

TUF-Line joins O. Mustad & Son’s agency of record

Following its acquisition by O. Mustad & Son earlier this year, US line brand TUF-Line has joined its parent company’s media representative.

Brothers & Company has been appointed as the agency of record for the business which is based in Grand Junction,..

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