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Shimano America to bid farewell to veteran campaigner

Shimano North America Holding has announced the retirement of its environmental campaigner for over 29 years. Phil Morlock will retire at the end of June as Vice President of Government Affairs/Advocacy for the US and Canada. From the beginning of his near 30 years tenure at the group, he recognised the potential for corporate leadership […]

MLF Bass Pro Tour star signs for online fishing electronics retailer

One of North America’s top bass angling professionals has entered into a sponsorship agreement with an online fishing electronics retailer. MLF Bass Pro Tour tournament angler, Jason Christie, has signed up with ambitious, The Bass Tank, which says the signing signals its commitment to becoming a major player in the industry. Co-owner, John Soukop, said: […]

Appeal to governor to ‘save New Jersey charter boat industry’

The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) and the United Boatmen of New Jersey (UBNJ) have made an official appeal to the Governor of New Jersey to help save the state’s charter boat industry. The letter from Ray Bogan, General Counsel for both organisations, to Governor Phil Murphy asks for new measures to allow captains and crews […]

Chartplotters and sonars drive Garmin’s 22% marine growth

Garmin has reported a 22% year-on-year revenue increase from its marine segment for the first financial quarter, with growth driven by its chartplotters and sonars.  Gross and operating margins grew 58% and 25% respectively, while operating income increased by 58%. Highlights for the quarter, which ended March 28, included Garmin-sponsored anglers taking the top three […]

Former ICAST Show Director joins AFFTA Board

Kenneth Andres, the former Show Director of ICAST, has joined the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) Board of Directors as an Ex-Officio member. Andres worked for the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) – owner of ICAST, the world’s largest tackle trade show – for nine years before resigning in August 2016 to pursue new interests. […]

New year date under discussion for postponed SAFTAD show

South Africa’s recreational fishing trade show – due to take place in August – has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At a meeting of the South African Fishing Tackle Agents and Distributors (SAFTAD) Board this week, it was decided that because of the uncertainties created by the lockdown in the country, the show should […]

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