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ASA President champions cause of tackle retailers at ICAST Online

American Sportfishing Association (ASA) President, Glenn Hughes, championed the cause of independent retailers when he spoke to what he described today as ‘the largest audience of sport fishing industry professionals ever assembled’ . Hughes dedicated much of his opening address at ICAST 2020 Online to retailers and their importance to the future of the industry. […]

ASA Chairman makes impassioned rallying call to industry

American Sportfishing Association (ASA) Board Chairman, Chris Megan, made an impassioned rallying call to the industry today when he opened the first ICAST Online. Speaking at the traditional Industry Breakfast, Megan called on the trade to embrace and encourage an estimated 8m returnees and newcomers to the sport. Megan, Publisher at On The Water Media, […]

Pure Fishing kicks off ICAST early with microsite launch

Pure Fishing got its ICAST 2020 programme off to an early start last week with the launch of a microsite for media and dealers to highlight new product launches. And in a first for the owner of some of the world’s most iconic brands, CEO, Harlan Kent, was joined by Pure Fishing US, President, Dave […]

Big 5 Sporting Goods releases results of COVID-19 affected Q2

Big 5 Sporting Goods, the US retail chain that includes fishing tackle among its wide offering, has released upbeat preliminary results for its second quarter, ended June 28. Same-store sales for the first half of the quarter, when COVID-19 forced a high number of store closures, dropped by 28.2% year-on-year. However, when stores reopened in […] appoints new Chief Marketing Officer, the marketplace where retailers can sell fishing, camping, shooting and hunting gear, has appointed Kristi Heuring as Chief Marketing Officer. Heuring, who has worked in marketing for 26 years, joins the business after senior roles with Aguila Ammunition and Aimpoint Inc. She will lead all marketing efforts for the Everest marketplace, including brand building, […]

Last chance for industry to have say on lead restrictions

The fishing tackle industry has a last chance to give its views to European legislators on how restrictions on the use of lead in tackle will affect their business. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) – the European Union body that manages and implements the organisation’s regulations – is currently investigating the need and potential scope of […]

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