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How funding has changed the game for Australian fishing camera developer

An Australian company has secured $356,500 funding to develop a dual lens fishing camera which it hopes will sell 2.8 million units worldwide over the next decade. Siren Cameras, based in Brisbane, has been successful in securing the funding from the Commonwealth of Australia, represented by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, and […]

Outdoor retailer set to raise $500m by going public

Academy Sports+Outdoors, the third biggest retailer in the USA’s sporting goods space after Dick’s Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shops, has filed to go public.  The Texas-based sporting goods and outdoor recreation business operates 259 stores across 16 US states and stocks fishing brands including Lew’s, Daiwa, Abu Garcia, Shimano, 13 Fishing, Penn, Fin-Nor and […]

Appointment provides insight into kayak company’s strategy

The hiring of a fishing development lead at Jackson Kayaks provides some insight into the US company’s future plans for the market. The new position has been filled by Jameson Redding, who has extensive experience in R&D feedback to manufacturers. He will coordinate consumer and team feedback with product design and control management. “Fishing will […]

Fishing Republic opens outlet in GO Outdoors megastore

Fishing Republic, the UK tackle chain acquired by JD Sports last year, has opened a new store that it hopes will get off to flying start as anglers flock back to the water following the COVID-19 lockdown. The store is part of a brand new, 24,000 square-foot GO Outdoors megastore in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. GO Outdoors, […]

Three reasons why US tackle retailers and consumers can be optimistic

Imports reached new highs in the US this summer and may have broken records as the country’s economy continues to reopen and retailers replenish their shelves. Much of the evidence for the recovery comes in the monthly Global Port Tracker report released this week by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates, consultants to […]

Svendsen Sport looking for Regional Sales Manager

Svendsen Sport, the Denmark-based supplier of fishing tackle, is looking for a Regional Sales Manager for the Scandinavian region. The company, which owns some of the best known brands in Europe, says that the successful applicant will lead and manage its teams in Denmark, Sweden and Norway and be responsible for setting the overall sales […]

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