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Welsh tackle shops open today but Scotland has to wait

Tackle shops in Wales are back in business – with Scotland following suit from June 29th – as non-essential retailers are allowed to re-open. And if the response in England is anything to go by, the businesses are in for some hectic trading. English shops opened on June 15th and some owners have reported turnover […]

UK chain GO Outdoors on the brink of collapse

GO Outdoors, one of the biggest fishing tackle retailers in the UK, is reportedly on the brink of collapse. The JD Sports-owned outdoor chain of 67 stores lost £291.1 million in the six months to August 3 last year and on Friday filed legal notice of its intention to appoint administrators.  The Filing of Notice […]

Dick’s opens discount stores to clear unsold inventory

Dick’s Sporting Goods this week announced the opening of new ‘deep discount’ stores to help clear inventory that has gone unsold while it was closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The stores fall into two different categories – Overtime outlets selling product at up to 75% off and temporary Warehouses offering even deeper discounts. The first […]

Former Lund President Larry Lovold dies aged 76

Larry Lovold, the former President of leading fishing boat brand, Lund, died last week aged 76. Lovold started his career in the marine industry working part-time for Silverline Boats and went on to become sales representative in Ohio and then in his home state of Minnesota. He started with Lund Boats in 1977 as General […]

Presenting sponsor revealed for ICAST 2020 Online

The organisation that promotes fishing and boating in the USA will be the presenting sponsor of ICAST 2020 Online. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the trade body that represents the industry and organiser of the event, has announced a partnership with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Take Me Fishing initiative. “I want to […]

Eyewear brand demonstrates commitment to retailers

Online sales may be booming as a result of COVID-19, but leading eyewear brand, Smith, has this week announced a major investment in traditional retailers. The US company, a regular exhibitor at ICAST, has allocated $300,000 to the launch of its Committed to Retail sales incentive programme.. Describing the move as ‘an effort to revitalise […]

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