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Former EFTTA President and Masterline Walker MD dies

Dick Tallents, the former Presidentr of EFTTA, and Managing Director of UK-based Masterline Walker, has died. Dick, who served on the EFTTA Board for 12 years, retired from the company in 2013. He was also an active member of the British Fishing Tackle Trade Association – the forerunner of today’s Angling Trades Association (ATA). More […]

Former Pure Fishing director joins Lew’s Holdings Board

Lew’s Holdings Corporation, owner of the Lew’s Fishing, Strike King Lures and Hunters Specialties brands, has recruited Connie Parker from Pure Fishing to its Board of Directors. Parker was Director of Stewardship and Corporate Sustainability for Pure Fishing and also serves on several national boards, including Ducks Unlimited.  “Connie’s profound impact on the advancement of […]

Pure Fishing acquires Fin-Nor and Van Staal from Zebco

Pure Fishing, the world’s largest suppler of fishing tackle, has strengthened its dominant presence in the saltwater market with the acquisition of Fin-Nor and Van Staal from W.C. Bradley/Zebco Holdings. Pure Fishing says that the move will accelerate the group’s ongoing focus on driving growth in the fishing industry. Captain Craig Cantelmo, who headed up […]

Baetis introduces new reel for dry fly and nymph fishing

New from top Spanish fly fishing tackle equipment manufacturer. Baetis, is the Nymph Matic 2.0 Ring reel. The company, which is looking for distributors for its products across the world, says that the semi-automatic reel boasts ceramic guides to cater for very thin lines. This helps abrasion resistance and prevents spool tangles. It also includes […]

UK tackle wholesaler lends its support to line recycling scheme

A UK-based line recycling scheme has received a boost in the form of sponsorship backing from a major long-established independent tackle wholesaler. The Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS) has received support from WSB Tackle, which supplies a wide range of sea, coarse and game gear to outlets around the country.  Mario Massimino, General Manager […]

RBFF research identifies multiculturals as 60 in 60 targets

The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the organisation driving participation in the US, has released new research on multicultural audiences and their relationships with fishing and boating. The research identifies nuances between various audience groups and includes recommendations on how to better reach them. It also contains information on how and where to reach […]

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