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EAA honours Jean-Claude Bel with honorary membership

Outgoing EFTTA CEO, Jean-Claude Bel, has been made an honorary member of the European Anglers Alliance (EAA), the organisation that fights for the rights of recreational fisherman across the region. Jean-Claude, who retires at the end of next month after more than 10 years with EFTTA, was recognised by the EAA at its 25th anniversary […]

Brunswick announces formation of Aluminium Boat Group

Fishing boat manufacturer, Brunswick, has announced the formation of the Aluminium Boat Group (ABG), a move designed to help the Illinois corporation fully leverage the scale of its multi-brand business. The new structure will also help drive operating margins and improve profitability, says the Illinois operation. ABG will comprise seven brands – Lund, Harris, Lowe, […]

Clam Outdoors moves into bass sector with acquisition

Clam Outdoors has acquired fellow Minnesota company, All-Terrain Tackle, in a move that will accelerate its strategic growth into the open water market. Clam’s main business has previously been in ice tackle, but the purchase of All-Terrain gives it an immediate presence in the lucrative bass sector. Located in Prior Lake, All-Terrain Tackle has been […]

Shimano suspends operations in South Carolina

Businesses across the US east coast – including tackle giant Shimano – are battening down the hatches in readiness for the onslaught from Hurricane Dorian.  Shimano has suspended operations at its North Charleston distribution centre and fishing division office, while fishing sunglasses manufacturer, Costa, has done likewise at its facility in Daytona Beach, Florida. “Safety […]

PRADCO Outdoor Brands acquires Gene Larew Lures

PRADCO Outdoor Brands, a world leader in fishing and hunting products, has acquired Gene Larew Lures, a Tulsa, Okla., company that manufactures and sells lures under its Gene Larew, Bobby Garland and Crappie Pro brands. “We’ve added two more legendary names – Larew and Garland – to our already historic line-up of fishing brands,” said […]

Cut-price UK retail chain enters fishing market

Cut-price UK retail chain, Poundland, has revealed plans to enter the fishing tackle market following the introduction of a bait range into selected stores. The company, renowned for offering its staple product range at just £1, has joined forces with match fishing expert, Steve Barraclough, to present a value range of baits priced from £1to […]

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