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Nantes sea fishing show celebrates 20th year in style

Last year’s Salon de la Pêche en Mer – which reported a 50% increase in attendance to 12,500 – was always going to be a hard act to follow. But the organiser of the annual saltwater fishing and boat show in Nantes says that last weekend’s 20th anniversary event was another big success. “It was […]

Decathlon halts French decline to post 9% sales growth

Global sports retailer, Decathlon – owner of the Caperlan fishing brand – increased its worldwide sales by 9% in 2019 to reverse a decline in its main market the previous year. The French powerhouse ended last year with revenues of €12.4 billion ($13.3 billion) following the recovery in France, where the group’s business dropped by […]

New Zealand company eyes US with DeFoe sponsorship

A NEW Zealand company has signed a sponsorship deal with last year’s Bassmaster Classic Champion, Ott DeFoe, as it bids to gain a foothold in the US market. Auckland-based, RAILBLAZA, which was founded in 2010, is a fast-growing maker of marine components. Its CEO, Ross Pratt, said: “We have been looking for a partner for […]

IceTackle* gives Leeda’s trade customers preview of new gear

Customers of the UK’s largest distributor of fishing tackle are currently enjoying an exclusive viewing of the company’s latest products and those of its distribution partners. Retailers from across Europe were invited to attend Leeda’s sixth IceTackle* trade event which finishes today following a three-day run in the Buckinghamshire city of Milton Keynes. Visitors are […]

CarpItaly celebrates significant progress in fight against poaching

Italy’s top carp and catfish show celebrated last weekend’s event with a significant piece of news regarding its efforts to stamp out poaching in the country. For the last five years the organiser of CarpItaly, Millennial Fair, has been working hard to highlight environmental issues and the harm done to fish stocks by poachers. At […]

Bigger fishing arena and more exhibitors attract crowds at FeHoVa

Exhibitors from 15 countries attended last weekend’s FeHoVa fishing and hunting show, the largest event of its kind in eastern Europe. More than 300 companies exhibited at the event in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, including tackle giants Daiwa, Shimano, Rapala and Svendsen Sport carp brand, Prologic. Closer to home, Hungarian companies at the event […]

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