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Industry condemns repeal of Clean Water Act in US

The repeal of the Clean Water Act in the United States has been condemned by the representative body of the recreational fishing industry. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has rescinded legislation that was put in place to protect millions of miles of streams that provide clean drinking water […]

American Tackle appoints new sales representative

Top US rod components manufacturer American Tackle, maker of the multi award-winning MicroWave Line Control System, has appointed a new sales representative. Chris Feagan has joined the Florida-based company’s team. He has nearly 20 years of sales and customer service experience. A passionate ‘master’ rod builder and designer, Feagan was formerly Customer Service Manager at […]

Industry rallies round to help Bahamas hurricane victims

Angling organisations and businesses across the US, including Bass Pro Shops and Pure Fishing, have rallied together to support those in The Bahamas affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian. Last week Bass Pro’s founder and owner, Johnny Morris, announced the formation of Anglers for the Bahamas, a support campaign founded in the wake […]

Camping World to close up to 37 Gander Outdoors stores

The company that acquired 69 former Gander Mountain outdoor fishing, hunting and camping retail stores is set to close up to 37 following a decision to return to its core business. Camping World, the largest retailer of recreational vehicles (RVs) in the US, is moving away from its strategy of acquiring outdoor retail stores to […]

Angling Direct opens 30th store and reports record August

Leading UK tackle chain, Angling Direct, has opened its 30th store and announced an ‘exceptional’ summer trading period. The east of England-based business opened the doors of its new outlet in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, on Saturday and today reported 13% like-for-like sales growth in-store and 26.7% online over the period, with August being a record month […]

EAA honours Jean-Claude Bel with honorary membership

Outgoing EFTTA CEO, Jean-Claude Bel, has been made an honorary member of the European Anglers Alliance (EAA), the organisation that fights for the rights of recreational fisherman across the region. Jean-Claude, who retires at the end of next month after more than 10 years with EFTTA, was recognised by the EAA at its 25th anniversary […]

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