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German retailer puts 25th anniversary celebrations on hold

One of Germany’s major fishing tackle retailers has been forced to put its 25th anniversary celebrations on hold as the Coronavirus pandemic takes hold across Europe. Fisherman’s Partner Angler-Fachmarkt group, which has shops and retail partners in Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands and Italy, had planned to mark its milestone alongside the opening of a […]

American Tackle staying open and planning to emerge stronger, says Heim

It has been business as usual for award-winning fishing rod component supplier American Tackle during the COVID-19 crisis. The Florida-based company, supplier of the MicroWave Line Guide System, says that it is dedicated to remaining open to service the needs of its customers in the US and across the globe. And its co-owner, Darrin Heim, […]

Race: Pandemic will result in ‘fundamental’ industry changes

Andrew Race, Managing Director of scales supplier Reuben Heaton, predicts fundamental changes in the structure of the fishing tackle industry as a result of COVID-19. “It will have a huge impact on society and global markets and in some cases change them forever,” says the new Chairman of the UK’s Angling Trades Association (ATA). “Attitudes […]

IFTD postpones this year’s show amid COVID-19 concerns

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) has postponed this year’s IFTD show in Denver, Colorado. Its President, Ben Bulis, said in a statement that in view of the completely unpredictable path of the COVID-19 virus and length of the industry’s – and nation’s – social and economic recovery, it has elected to take decisive action […]

Coronavirus: Columbia extends store closures as head takes pay cut

The head of Columbia Sportswear and at least ten other top executives have taken voluntary pay cuts to help employees and the business through the Coronavirus crisis. The move coincides with the decision to extend the closure of all its North American stores until April 10th amid safety concerns surrounding the outbreak. It is being […]

Dometic wins prestigious Red Dot Award for CFX3 series

Dometic, the global supplier of coolers and freezers for the outdoor leisure sector, has won an award at one of the world’s most renowned design competitions. Its new generation portable fridge/freezer – the Dometic CFX3 series – has been given a Red Dot Award, the world’s largest competition of its kind that attracts more than 18,000 […]

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