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Angling Direct reports 18% increase in half-year profits

The UK’s leading fishing tackle retailer has announced an 18% increase in profit for the first six months of the year. Reporting an unaudited profit of £8.5m compared to £7.2m in the previous comparable period last year, the group says that it has made ‘considerable’ progress during the period in all key areas of its […]

Big hitter from retail trade joins Angling Direct Board

The UK’s largest supplier of fishing tackle has added a big-hitter from the retail industry to its Board of Directors. The group, which currently has 30 stores across the region, has added Andy Torrance, formerly Chief Operating Officer at Holland & Barrett (2016 -2018) and Dunelm (1999 – 2015) to its Board as a Non-Executive […]

Fishing and boating industries urged to ‘reach out’

Frank Hugelmeyer, President of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), this week urged the fishing and boating industries to reach out to new audiences. Hugelmeyer was addressing the recreational boating industry for the first time at the International Boat Builders’ Exhibition and Conference Industry Breakfast in Tampa, Florida. Stressing the importance of reaching a new […]

Shimano reveals next phase in distribution overhaul

Shimano Europe has announced that its Nordic division will be directly handling its fishing sales and distribution in the region from October next year. The move is the latest stage in the restructuring of its network across Europe, following the ending of the 26-year partnership with the Rapala VMC Corporation which was announced earlier this […]

Millerods expands into production rods and eyes Europe

Australian custom rod builder, Millerods, has expanded its operation into production rods and has begun exporting to Europe.  And with Carl Jocumsen, a Millerods-sponsored angler, becoming the first Australian to ever claim a Bassmaster Elite title last weekend, the move could not have been better timed. Millerods, located in Ulladulla on the coast of NSW […]

John Watson joins Tacklestream as Business Manager

Tacklestream, the new digital platform from the makers of Angling International which connects tackle brands with retailers, has gained more traction this month with the addition of former Tackle Trade World Editor John Watson as its new Business Manager. Watson will be responsible for managing the accounts of those brands from across the world who will soon […]

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