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AFTA appoints Nicholas as Communications Manager

The Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA) has appointed a Communications Manager to help keep its membership informed. Heatha Nicholas, who started her career in the fishing tackle industry with Pure Fishing brand Shakespeare in the mid-90s and more recently sold advertising space on AFTR magazine, is looking forward to getting in touch with all of […]

Danes launch free tackle initiative to boost participation

A new initiative designed to provide free tackle to people who want to try fishing has been launched in Denmark. The three-year pilot project began this month and involves ten mobile tackle banks, or pop-up shops, around the country, managed by local fishing associations.  Fiskeekspressen, or Fishing Express, is the result of a collaboration between […]

President Trump recognises US reel maker at White House

A top fly reel maker has been recognised by Donald Trump in the White House for its commitment to producing product in the United States. Nautilus Reels attended the Spirit of America Showcase, an event that highlights industry-leading companies that manufacture domestically. In addition to designing and making its reels in Miami, aluminium and major […]

VanDam delivers series of Lew’s signature fishing rods

Lew’s Fishing has linked up with bass fishing’s most successful tournament angler, Kevin VanDam, to produce a series of signature fishing rods. VanDam, who includes four Bassmaster Classic wins in his formidable career, has worked with the South Carolina company on the development of a 23-rod KVD Series. Announced during ICAST 2020 Online week, the […]

Hobie launches three new fishing sunglasses at ICAST 2020 Online

Fishing kayak manufacturer, Hobie, has launched three new pairs of sunglasses and a new lens profile for anglers.  Each of the new frame styles, El Matador, Snook and Everglades, featured in last week’s ICAST 2020 Online New Product Showcase. The frames highlight the brand’s commitment to producing functional products with simplicity in mind, says Hobie. […]

ASA hails ‘resilience’ of industry following ICAST 2020 Online

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) hailed the resilience of the fishing tackle industry as the first virtual ICAST drew to a close today, revealing that tens of thousands of visitors engaged with the online show. For the first time ever, angling consumers also had the chance to participate in what remains the world’s biggest tackle […]

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