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Rebel Sport owner to deliver upbeat trading performance

The owner of one of the largest suppliers of fishing tackle in New Zealand has delivered an upbeat message ahead of the announcement of its second quarter results at the end of this week. The Briscoe Group, owner of the Rebel Sport brand, which has 40 stores across the country, will report an unexpected sales […]

RBFF appoints new members to Board of Directors

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) – the organisation charged with increasing fishing participation in the US – has strengthened its Board of Directors with two new appointments. The new members, announced this week, are Ellen Bradley, Chief Brand Officer for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and Bob Ziehmer, Senior Director of Conservation […]

Prallet underlines importance of contributions to EFTTA

The Membership Director of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) has sent a message to the industry to underline the importance of its contributions to the organisation. Jacques Prallet says that membership revenue has been increasing over the past two years, but has suffered a decline because of COVID-19. EFTTA’s financial situation became even […]

High-end Japanese rods available in US for first time

High-end Japanese rods from LEGIT DESIGN are now available for the first time in the US through online retailer Arundel Tackle. The Chicago business, founded two years ago, is the exclusive representative for LEGIT and is looking for retail and distribution partners for its WILD SIDE freshwater rods and Blue Way and Skuad saltwater rods. […]

Shimano reveals cost of COVID-19 on its business so far

Shimano has reported a surge in fishing tackle sales in the second quarter of the year following the easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the world. The group, which also includes a bicycle components business, reported an 11.9% decrease in overall sales to 160,255 million yen for the first half of the year compared to […]

Promar reveals its top Canadian sales performer

A leading supplier of fishing tackle accessories, Promar, has chosen its top sales performer in Canada. The accolade has gone to Rob Gervais, of the Can-Am Sales Group. “He really knocked it out of the park this year,” said Steven Howie, Promar’s National Sales Manager. “Growth of Promar item placement and top line sales increases […]

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