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UK retailer blames internet for demise after 40 years

One of the best known fishing tackle retailers in the East of England is to close after 40 years. Sheltons, a 7,000 square foot, family-run store in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, blames the impact of online shopping for its demise.  Owner Charles Shelton told the local newspaper: “The internet is killing the high street. More and more […]

Nussman and Dammrich receive top ASA honour

A former President and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) was one of two people to be recognised by the organisation with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Mike Nussman, and Thom Dammrich, President Emeritus of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) were honoured at this month’s ASA Summit.  Nussman, who retired from the ASA in […]

Angling Direct appoints new Group Financial Officer

Angling Direct, the UK’s biggest fishing tackle retailer, has appointed Steven Crowe as Group Chief Financial Officer with effect from January 2 next year. The group’s Interim Finance Director, Ian Hunter, will step down from the Board at the end of January. A qualified chartered accountant, Crowe (44) was Director of Finance at Aviva for 10 […]

IFTD attendee numbers up 137% on Denver return

Last week’s IFTD delivered a 137% increase in attendees compared to the 2018 ICAST-shared event, attracting a history-making record of 2,251 visitors. “The fly fishing industry showed up and made a statement this year,” said Ben Bulis, President of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA), which owns and operates the trade show. “The decision […]

Record raised at BFHOF induction ceremony

Five new members have been inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame (BFHOF) during an evening when a record amount of money was raised for the organisation’s rapidly expanding programmes. More than 250 industry representatives attended the event, which was held for the third year running at the Johnny Morris Wonders of Wildlife Museum […]

MLF acquisition of FLW hailed as new era for bass fishing

The much-anticipated acquisition of Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) by Major League Fishing (MLF) has been announced and hailed as the start of a new era in competitive bass angling. The development sets in motion the most significant brand merger in competitive bass fishing history, linking a tour and original, award-winning programming featuring the top professional […]

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