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Shimano reports 6% sales rise despite US-China trade war and Brexit fears

Against a backdrop of what it described as intensifying trade friction between the US and China, plus the Brexit problem in the UK, Shimano recorded a net sales increase across the group of 6.1% for the first nine months of the year. At yesterday’s third quarter results presentation, it told investors that its fishing division […]

Dick’s CEO said to be considering running for US President

The CEO of one of America’s biggest fishing tackle retailers is considering running for President, according to various news sources and comment on social media. Reports suggest that Edward Stack, the billionaire boss of the Dick’s Sporting Goods chain and a long-time Republican donor, is testing the idea of running in 2020 through a third-party […]

AFTCO appointment ushers in ‘new era’ of product focus

Robby Gant has parted company with Shimano American Corporation after 15 years to join tackle and clothing manufacturer, AFTCO as Tackle Brand Manager. The appointment, says AFTCO, signals a ‘new era’ of product focus for the Californian company. Gant will oversee all new product development, sales and tackle operations for the 61-year-old business after a […]

Summit delegates told of five challenges facing US trade

Five challenges facing the recreational fishing industry were outlined at the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) Summit earlier this month. More than 220 fishing and boating industry and community leaders attended the trade’s premier networking and business management event – 40 for the first time – which was held just outside Stevenson, Washington.  During his opening […]

Fishpond acquisition to ‘stimulate new products’

Fishpond’s acquisition of fellow award-winning US brand Tacky Fly Fishing will stimulate a range of new products for next year, says the manufacturer of premium luggage and accessories. Fishpond, known for its eco-friendly products, will introduce recycled materials into nine new storage systems being included in its 2020 line-up, along with new colours, packaging and […]

EFTTA and EAA pressure halts ‘drastic’ cut to Baltic cod bag limit

Pressure from recreational fishing bodies in Europe has halted a ‘drastic’ cut to next year’s cod bag limit for the Western Baltic region. National angling organisations, the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and EFTTA argued strongly that a European Commission-recommended reduction of the seven cod per day bag limit to two next year would have a […]

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