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South African distributor takes on Gulf for Shimano

Shimano has extended its distribution agreement with Down South Trading (DST) to include the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) territory. The GCC region includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – except Iraq. In an announcement this morning, Shimano said the partnership begins on October 1, 2020, and will strengthen availability, warranty […]

Normark Scandinavia to close warehouse operations

Normark Scandinavia, part of the Rapala VMC Corporation, is to close its warehouse operations in Sweden and transfer the distribution business to Estonia. The company used to distribute Shimano and its Power Pro and G. Loomis brands before the agreement between the Japanese manufacturer and Rapala came to an end. Negotiations have already begun with […]

Organiser: Why I cancelled world’s largest carp fishing show

The organiser of the world’s largest carp fishing show has described his disappointment at calling off next year’s event because of the ongoing health concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Next year’s 25th anniversary Carp Zwolle was due to move to a larger location at Brabanthallen in the Dutch town of ’s-Hertogenbosch in January and […]

Why fishing boat maker has been invited to The White House

A major recreational fishing boat maker has been invited to The White House for the fourth annual Made in America celebration. President Donald Trump has invited 50 businesses from across the country to the event next month to showcase their products, including the Correct Craft companies, Parker Boats and Nautique Boat Company. Bill Yeargin, CEO […]

Metal manufacturer buys Magic Products bait brand

US bait and tackle supplier Magic Products has been acquired by The Metal Ware Corporation, a manufacturer specialising in deep draw and metal stamping. Both companies are located in Wisconsin. Bait production will remain in Amherst Junction, with distribution moving to the new owner’s central distribution centre in Two Rivers. “Magic Products will join Metal […]

How funding has changed the game for Australian fishing camera developer

An Australian company has secured $356,500 funding to develop a dual lens fishing camera which it hopes will sell 2.8 million units worldwide over the next decade. Siren Cameras, based in Brisbane, has been successful in securing the funding from the Commonwealth of Australia, represented by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, and […]

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