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Fly fishing tackle maker Baetis embarks on export drive

Spain’s premier supplier of fly fishing tackle for over 20 years has embarked on a global export drive. Baetis, which manufactures more than 3,500 fly fishing products – ranging from rods and reels to accessories and fly tying materials – is broadening its horizons and looking for distributors from across the world, specifically targeting Europe, North […]

Bassmaster Classic 2019 recognised for economic impact

The 2019 Bassmaster Classic in Knoxville, Tennessee has won an award for its impact on the region’s economy.    The event was recognised as a Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism (mid-market division) by Sports Destination Management magazine. The awards honour organisations and local partners who ‘worked together to produce events that have made our […]

Angling Direct to establish European base next year

The UK’s biggest tackle retailer, Angling Direct, is planning to establish a European base by next summer. The move would reduce the company’s postage costs and speed up deliveries to its growing contingent of European customers. It is also considering the idea of new build stores in some of its strongest trading regions like the […]

Gerald Swindle swaps Triton for Phoenix Boats

Top B.A.S.S. and Major League Fishing (MLF) angler, Gerald Swindle, has agreed a deal with Phoenix Boats that will see him using its bass craft in competitions in 2020 and beyond. He has severed a more than 20-year association with Triton to join the Tennessee-based manufacturer. He said: “I won’t say it was an easy […]

Bobby Lane joins frogg toggs pro-staff team

U.S. rainwear and footwear brand, frogg toggs, has signed Major League Fishing’s Bobby Lane to its pro staff team. Florida native Lane is only one of two anglers to become MLF General Tire World Champion (in 2017) and a Bassmaster Elite Series winner, with five elite wins and almost $2 million in career winnings to […]

Valta spearheads Mustad’s push in Pacific Asia region

Mustad has recruited former Rapala VMC Corporation executive Aku Valta to head its newly reorganised sales and distribution operation in Asia. Valta, who spent nearly 20 years in senior management positions with the Finnish tackle giant, has been appointed General Manager of Mustad’s newly formed APAC (Pacific Asia) division, the result of the merger of […]

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