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Coronavirus: ASA urges US governors to keep fishing opportunities open

The trade body that represents recreational fishing in the US has written to the country’s 50 governors requesting that they keep angling opportunities and businesses open as much as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mike Leonard, Vice President of Government Affairs at the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), said: “In no way do we want to […]

Top bass fishing pro joins NPAA Board and pledges to help it grow

One of North America’s top bass fishing professionals and a leading figure in the industry has joined the Board of the National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA). Mike ‘Ike’ Iaconelli has joined the five elected Board members and an additional appointee that will work to create a strategy going forward for the association which represents over […]

Eagle Claw named as a favoured brand in two tackle categories in 2019

US sportfishing market research company, Southwick Associates, has published its annual report into what brands are favoured by anglers across the region. The company surveyed more than 9,000 fishermen throughout 2019 through its online AnglerSurvey to identify the top brands on the market. Eagle Claw had the most frequently purchased products in two categories – hooks […]

Coronavirus: PRADCO donates medical equipment to community

PRADCO Outdoor Brands, a leading US-based manufacturer and marketer of fishing and hunting brands and products, is dedicating resources to serve the medical communities in Alabama, Arkansas and Oklahoma with donations of much-needed medical equipment. At PRADCO Fishing, engineers have designed and formulated products that are currently being manufactured to give away to area hospitals, […]

Ockert MD says 2020 will be year of survival for many businesses

The head of a top European supplier of fishing tackle has called 2020 the year of survival for many businesses within the industry. As the Coronavirus continues to leave a deadly trail across the world, Jan Willenbruch, Managing Director of Germany-based Ockert, the supplier of line and rods for the fishing industry, has warned that […]

UK carp brands adapt logos in tribute to NHS workers

Top UK tackle brands, Korda and Guru, have adapted their logos in support of NHS workers during the Coronavirus crisis. A statement on the Tackle Guru and Korda Facebook pages says: “POWER TO NHS. We’re sending our love and support to all the NHS hero’s fighting against COVID-19… True super hero’s that put their own lives […]

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