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COVID-19 puts top UK fishing magazine under threat

Sea Angler magazine, launched 48 years ago in the UK, is among ten print titles being sold, merged, closed or moved to digital-only format by European publishing giant Bauer Media.  The company says the titles will not be sustainable when the COVID-19 crisis is over. Affected employees have entered a 30-day consultation period, reports the […]

Former Rapala Vice President joins Northland Tackle

Greg Wollner, long-serving Rapala Vice President and former American Sportfishing Association (ASA) Board Chairman, has been appointed CEO of Northland Tackle.  His responsibilities will include introducing new products to the brand and a focus on customer service. Wollner has been in the industry for more than 25 years at Galyan’s Trading Company and at Rapala. […]

Dennett Outdoor appointed exclusive Shimano UK agent

Dennett Outdoor has been appointed the exclusive agent for Shimano UK in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The Co. Tyrone wholesaler has taken on responsibility for the sales and marketing of all Shimano fishing products in those regions.  An announcement today from Shimano said the Irish company would be ‘working closely’ with […]

New Jersey charter fishing gets go-ahead as COVID-19 restrictions ease

The potentially devastating closure of charter boat fishing in New Jersey has been lifted, triggering the restart of an industry worth $2.4 billion annually to the region. State Governor Phil Murphy has announced that boats can begin operating in a sector that has been idle for half of the striped bass season and the beginning […]

EFTTEX 2021 reduced to two-day event

EFTTA has cut the duration of next year’s EFTTEX trade show in the Czech Republic. The event, normally a three-day affair, will now take place on only two – Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5, – at the PVA Expo, Prague, the venue for this year’s doomed event. Saturday is traditionally the worst attended day […]

Century Boats announces acquisition of Vanquish

Less than a month after being bought itself, major US fishing boat manufacturer, Century Boats, has announced an acquisition. It has purchased Vanquish Boats less than a month after the announcement that its parent company, Allcraft Marine, had been taken over by private equity group, Sorfam Capital.  Lloyd R. ‘Skip’ Sorenson, CEO of Century Boats, […]

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