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Legislation to safeguard lead in fishing tackle passed by US Senate

Legislation has been passed in the US that could safeguard the use of lead in fishing tackle. By a unanimous majority, the US Senate passed America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act which includes several ‘big wins’ for the recreational fishing industry, including the safeguarding of lead from ‘unwarranted’ federal regulations and bans. Mike Leonard, Vice President […]

Big Rock Sports parent buys Maurice Sporting Goods

The parent company of Big Rock Sports has signed a letter of intent to acquire one of its biggest rivals, Maurice Sporting Goods, one of North America’s largest distributors of fishing tackle. It is contemplated that Maurice Sporting Goods would operate as a stand-alone subsidiary of Peak Global Holdings and a sister company of Big […]

Canadian giant Gibbs Delta moves into Great Lakes

One of Canada’s largest fishing tackle suppliers – and owner of six brands – has moved into the Great Lakes region with a major acquisition. Gibbs Acquisition Co – also known as Gibbs Delta – has purchased Advanced Tackle, the Great Lakes-based owner of Michigan Stinger, a supplier of trolling spoons across the US.  “Through […]

AFTA launches Natural Disaster Appeal to help members

The Australian Fishing Tackle Trade Association (AFTA) has launched a Natural Disaster Appeal to support members who have been affected by the recent bushfires that have devastated parts of the country. It has established a Disaster Appeal Go Fund Me page to help businesses and local communities get back on their feet and has set […]

Thule Group acquires fly fishing rod vault maker Denver Outfitters

The Thule Group has announced the acquisition of Denver Outfitters, the leading player in roof rack-mounted fly fishing rod vaults in North America. The move broadens Thule’s expanding portfolio of products focused on an active lifestyle. It is a global leader in enabling consumers to transport their outdoor gear securely and safely. “The recreational fishing […]

TTI-Blakemore’s Wes Campbell dies at 65

Industry stalwart, Wes Campbell, President of the US-based TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group, has died from natural causes aged 65. “Our industry has lost an icon and leader,” said Ron Stallings, Director of Sales and Marketing for TTI-Blakemore. Born in Wiesbaden, Germany, in 1954, Campbell attended Troy State University on a golf scholarship and earned a business […]

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