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Top Canadian fishing tackle retailer files for bankruptcy

One of Canada’s leading suppliers of fishing tackle has filed for bankruptcy in a bid to restructure the business. Sail Outdoors, which has 14 branded stores and four Sportium outlets, said in a statement that it filed for protection under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act as part of its plan to get the business back […]

Top Chinese hookmaker strikes UK and Ireland sales deal

Hooks from an award-winning Chinese manufacturer are now available in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The fast-growing brand, BKK, has signed an agreement with Tronixfishing, an English-based wholesaler and distributor of fishing tackle, as part of its ambitious plans for worldwide expansion. “TronixFishing is a leading supplier across the UK and Ireland, which is known […]

UK’s largest retailer reports record sales but CEO warns of more work ahead

Angling Direct, the largest tackle retailer in the UK, today reported a gross profit of £16.6m against record group sales of £53.2 million for the 12 months ended January 31st, 2020. Loss before income tax benefit is £1.5m. Gross profit and sales are up by 20% and 27% respectively on the previous year.  Online sales […]

US National Fishing and Boating Week kicks off on Saturday

National Fishing and Boating Week (NFBW) in the US is to go ahead as planned from June 6th to 14th.  The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) will kick off the annual event by encouraging Americans of all ages to get out on the water. And the week will be immediately followed by the Take […]

Bulgarian wholesaler and distributor makes most of lockdown

Bulgarian wholesaler and distributor, K&K, owner of the Filstar brand of fishing lines and floats, made the most of the lockdown in its country by completing the move into a new warehouse and its work on an improved website. The company, which is based in Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city, said that the decrease in […]

COVID-19 restrictions eased in Chile and Peru after 70-day lockdown

Two South American countries relaxed a ban on fishing this week after a gruelling 70-day lockdown. Anglers in both Chile and Peru were allowed back onto the water on Monday, much to the relief of the hard-pressed industry that has been reduced to selling products online only. Marcel Gondonneau, owner and CEO of Sportfishing Peru, […]

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