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Camping World to close up to 37 Gander Outdoors stores

The company that acquired 69 former Gander Mountain outdoor fishing, hunting and camping retail stores is set to close up to 37 following a decision to return to its core business. Camping World, the largest retailer of recreational vehicles (RVs) in the US, is moving away from its strategy of acquiring outdoor retail stores to […]

Angling Direct opens 30th store and reports record August

Leading UK tackle chain, Angling Direct, has opened its 30th store and announced an ‘exceptional’ summer trading period. The east of England-based business opened the doors of its new outlet in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, on Saturday and today reported 13% like-for-like sales growth in-store and 26.7% online over the period, with August being a record month […]

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 […]

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