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Ricky Teale joins Daiwa as European Project Manager

Ricky Teale, former Commercial Director at Zebco Europe and Fox International, will join Daiwa next week as European Project Manager. Taka Inagaki, the head of Daiwa Europe, said: “We are looking forward to working with Ricky and benefiting from his long experience of product development within Europe.” Teale added: “I am really happy to be […]

Shimano strengthens North American sales team

Shimano North American Fishing has strengthened its sales team at its headquarters in Ladson, South Carolina. It has hired Jim Lupinski as Senior Sales Manager, bringing with him a background in both hard and soft goods from the sporting products and outdoor industries. He was previously with The Life is Good Company, where he served […]

Fishing tackle to be subject to Chinese import tariffs

Fishing tackle, including some rods, reels and lures, will become subject to tariffs on Chinese imports into the US at the beginning of next month. The Trump administration has announced it is imposing a new two-stage 10% tax on $300 billion of goods, including angling gear, on Sunday (September 1) and that the remaining products […]

Super Retail Group reports decline in fishing tackle sales

Australia’s Super Retail Group reported a decline in sales of angling gear across its Boating Camping Fishing (BCF) stores in the year ended June 29, 2019. The group, which has 139 BCF outlets across the country, told investors at its year-end presentation that sales increased 3.3% across the division to $514.6m with growth across all […]

Dick’s Sporting Goods posts best figures for three years

Dick’s Sporting Goods, which has around 10% of the fishing retail market in the US, yesterday posted its best comparable figures since 2016. Same store sales were up 3.2% as second quarter net sales rose almost 3.8% to $2.3 billion. A 21% increase in digital sales represented 12% of total sales for the quarter. Operating […]

Magnificent seven for JM Gillies at Australian show

Here’s the JM Gillies sales team celebrating the company’s seven awards at the AFTA show for the various international brands they represent in the Australian market. The wins included two for Sage in the fly rod and fly reel categories and victory for RIO in the fly line category. MD Pat Levy told Angling International: […]

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