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Fishing resumes as lockdown restrictions ease in Europe

The veil that has hung over the European fishing industry for the last two months showed signs of lifting this week with the easing of angling restrictions in Italy, Belgium and Slovenia and a proposal to do the same in Ireland. Fishing in Italy is again permissible, providing anglers conform to regional regulations, as phase […]

RBFF survey offers insights into what the pandemic will mean for the trade

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, the US body that drives participation in two of North America’s most popular outdoor pursuits, is providing weekly consumer insights to help its stakeholders navigate the multitude of challenges they are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Harris Poll COVID-19 Tracker has some useful information about safety, control and […]

Sales slide at Johnson as group warns of more COVID-19 pain

Stay-at-home orders across the US in light of the COVID-19 pandemic hit net sales in the second quarter at outdoor leisure products supplier Johnson Outdoors, and the group says it is braced for more pain in the next three months. The company saw an 8% decrease in sales across its four sectors, including a decline […]

Shimano America to bid farewell to veteran campaigner

Shimano North America Holding has announced the retirement of its environmental campaigner for over 29 years. Phil Morlock will retire at the end of June as Vice President of Government Affairs/Advocacy for the US and Canada. From the beginning of his near 30 years tenure at the group, he recognised the potential for corporate leadership […]

MLF Bass Pro Tour star signs for online fishing electronics retailer

One of North America’s top bass angling professionals has entered into a sponsorship agreement with an online fishing electronics retailer. MLF Bass Pro Tour tournament angler, Jason Christie, has signed up with ambitious, The Bass Tank, which says the signing signals its commitment to becoming a major player in the industry. Co-owner, John Soukop, said: […]

Appeal to governor to ‘save New Jersey charter boat industry’

The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) and the United Boatmen of New Jersey (UBNJ) have made an official appeal to the Governor of New Jersey to help save the state’s charter boat industry. The letter from Ray Bogan, General Counsel for both organisations, to Governor Phil Murphy asks for new measures to allow captains and crews […]

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