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Finland: Trade’s fears ease as anglers start buying again

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Antti Zetterberg, Angling International’s Finnish correspondent, reports a cautiously optimistic industry in the country.

Following over a month in lockdown, during which the police and army were patrolling the borders, lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease in Finland.

Angling International correspondent Antti Zetterberg reports that many fishing tackle shops are open, although most have been concentrating on digital sales. “The situation is good because fishing is very popular here in Finland. The state is paying quite a lot to those who have been unable to work during the COVID-19 lockdown and that has meant we have had more time to go fishing.

“The mood within the industry is cautiously optimistic. Sales of premium price tackle is not good, but middle to lower-end gear is moving quickly from the shelves.”

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