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AFTCO strengthens in freshwater and takes swipe at private equity groups

US apparel brand AFTCO has strengthened its presence in the freshwater market while at the same time taking a swipe at the growing involvement of private equity firms in the industry. In a statement announcing the company’s increased focus on the bass, crappie and walleye sectors, AFTCO President Casey Shedd said: “The past few years […]

Rapala reveals 2019 results and appointment of CEO

Tackle giant Rapala VMC Corporation used the day it announced a 5% increase in sales for 2019 to reveal the identity of its new President and CEO. The Finnish company has followed a recent trend of recruiting from outside the industry with the appointment of Nicolas Warchalowski to replace acting CEO Louis d’Alançon, who took […]

Fishing & Travel magazine targets US with new Editor

Fishing & Travel, the magazine for the globetrotting angler, is looking to its latest appointment to spearhead a subscription push in the United States. It has announced that Doug Olander, the Editor-in-Chief of Sport Fishing magazine in the US for over a quarter of a century before its closure, has joined as Editor. Welcoming Olander […]

ICAST opens up ‘awesome’ new world of opportunity

A chance to attend the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show opened an ‘awesome’ new world of opportunity for kayak angling specialist Charlotte Gayle Smallwood. Charlotte attended ICAST with GLL Marine and GLL Outdoors, based on West Point Lake near LaGrange, Ga. GLL offers a wide range of fishing products and kayaks in its retail […]

Jenny Gordillo leaves Costa as it cuts ‘295’ jobs

Jenny Gordillo – the face of fishing at Costa Sunglasses – has left the company. Angling International learned the news amid reports in the local Florida business press of swathing jobs cuts at the company following the merger of its parent, Essilor, with fellow sunglasses powerhouse, Luxottica. The deal brings a number of famous eyewear brands […]

Wiley X agrees multi-year sponsorship deal with FLW

FLW, the world’s largest tournament fishing organisation, has today announced a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Wiley X, the premium protective eyewear brand. “FLW members, anglers and fans are known as being extremely brand loyal, outdoor-focused consumers, and we are excited that Wiley X has joined our sponsorship line-up to provide these passionate and dedicated users […]

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