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Fort Worth to host Bassmaster Classic 2021 for first time

Fort Worth, Texas, will host the Bassmaster Classic and its accompanying tackle show – the Classic Outdoors Expo – for the first time in 2021. The Outdoors Expo – reportedly the largest consumer fishing show in the US – has become an increasingly important event for the industry. And it will take on an added […]

Northland Fishing Tackle acquires Bagley Bait Company

Northland Fishing Tackle has moved into new markets and product lines with the acquisition of Bagley Bait Company. The deal was announced today by the company’s new CEO, Gregg Wollner, who only joined Northland at the beginning of the month. Along with Bagley Bait Company, legendary lure designer, Jarmo Rapala, now joins the team at […]

‘For sale’ French retail chain goes into receivership

The largest fishing tackle retail chain in France has gone into receivership and is currently looking for a buyer. Pacific Pêche, which has 44 stores across the country, called in administrators last month. It had warned the trade back in March that it was facing huge financial difficulties caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. In a […]

International lure brands are taking centre-stage on Tacklestream

Lure brands more used to showing their products at EFTTEX and ICAST are instead taking centre-stage on Tacklestream, the digital platform that showcases new fishing tackle to global trade customers. “The message to the trade is now clear,” says Tacklestream’s Business Manager, John Watson. “For retailers looking for new lures, Tacklestream is fast becoming the […]

Pure Fishing head gives backing to responsible recreation initiative

The head of the world’s largest supplier of fishing tackle has pledged his support for a new US initiative designed to encourage individuals and families to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. Pure Fishing, owner of angling brands that includes PENN, Shakespeare, Abu Garcia and Berkley, is supporting #ResponsibleRecreation, which has been created by the Congressional Sportsmen […]

Plea of South African anglers falls on deaf ears

The head of the representative body of anglers across South Africa has expressed his disappointment at a lack of response from Government ministers to its plea to allow angling to resume during the COVID-19 crisis. The South African Consolidated Recreation Anglers Association (SACRAA) wrote to six senior politicians, including the head of the Department of […]

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