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New man to head leading Australian fishing tackle retailer

Australia’s top outdoor sports chain will have a new man at the helm from next month. Paul Bradshaw will join the 130-store BCF (Boating, Camping, Fishing) as Managing Director on November 25th. He will replace Ethan Orsini, who has occupied the role in an interim capacity since February following the appointment of previous incumbent Anthony […]

Industry figures to be inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

Two well-known figures in the recreational fishing industry have been inducted into the National Hall of Fame, the organisation’s most prestigious honour. Earl Bentz, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Caymas Boats, and Scott Deal, Founder and CEO of the Maverick Boat Group, will be presented with their awards during the International Boat Builders’ Exhibition (IBEX) […]

Ristimäki resigns as head of Rapala with immediate effect

Justi Ristimäki, has surprised the industry by resigning today as President and CEO of Rapala VMC Corporation with immediate effect. The group released the news to the Stock Exchange late this afternoon and also announced that its current Chairman, Louis d’Alançon, has taken over as interim President and CEO. Ristimäki has been at the head […]

Pure Fishing confirms departure of Grant Harris and appointment of his successor

Pure Fishing EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) has confirmed the departure of Grant Ottignon-Harris as Managing Director and the appointment of his successor. As revealed on the Angling International Facebook page on Tuesday (September 24) Harris left the world’s biggest manufacturer of fishing tackle last week after nine years with the company. Before taking […]

Johnson Outdoors raises profit forecast after gaining tariff exclusions

Johnson Outdoors, the US-based manufacturer of outdoor leisure equipment, has raised its profit forecast after being granted some exclusions on tariffs imposed on Chinese imports. As a result of exclusions – announced today – the maker of fishing kayaks and marine electronics has lowered the estimated impact of the Section 301 taxes for 2019 from $5m-7m […]

Shimano opens second fishing tackle service centre in US

Shimano has opened its second major fishing tackle service centre in the US to cater for its eastern-based customers. The Japanese tackle giant says that the new facility at its business office and distribution facility just west of Charleston, South Carolina, offers the same ‘top quality’ service that is provided by its opposite number based […]

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