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New Chinese tariffs a ‘disaster’ says ICAST exhibitor

A regular exhibitor at ICAST – the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show – has called President Donald Trump’s new 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese imports a ‘disaster’ for the American economy. Tim Boyle, President and CEO of Columbia Sportswear, has appealed to the Washington administration not to ‘tank ‘ a strong economy with […]

Pure Fishing brands partner with two-time Classic winner

Pure Fishing brands, Abu Garcia and Berkley, have partnered with two-time Bassmaster Classic winner, Jordan Lee, to create a series of signature baits, line and rod and reel combos. The Jordan Lee Champ Series, arriving in retail stores now, features three Berkley Powerbait soft baits, an Abu Garcia spinning and casting combo and a new […]

Shimano outlines plans as it embarks on recruitment drive

Shimano has announced the future of its fishing network with a strategy for growth and a broad recruitment plan. One of the world’s most prestigious tackle brands is extending the reach and scope of its operation in 2020, firstly to the France/Switzerland and Spain/Portugal regions, then following with the Nordics. A dedicated project team comprising […]

Fox joins forces with Lew’s to create powerful transatlantic tackle group

Fox International today announced that it is teaming up with Lew’s in the USA, with both businesses backed by a new long-term investor, BDT Capital Partners. The current Fox Management will continue to lead and drive the European business, led by CEO Paul Reeves. In a press release announcing the partnership, Fox said it is […]

Strike Pro to be distributed in Poland by Design Fishing

Renowned global lure manufacturer Evergrass International Company, of Taiwan, has signed a distribution agreement that will see its Strike Pro brand available in Poland. It has agreed a deal with Design Fishing, owner of the Dragon brand, that will see Strike Pro’s products available in the country from January next year. Both companies have enjoyed […]

Wiley X signs up 2019 World Predator Classic champions

The Wiley X Elite Fishing Team has been strengthened further by the signing of the 2019 World Predator Classic (WPC) winners, Radek Filip and Martin Stepka. The duo beat some of the best anglers in the world, including two-time WPC winner Luc Coppens and his new partner, Jeroen Eljissens, to win the event in the […]

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