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Four members elected to ASA Board of Directors

Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) have been elected to fill At-Large and regional seats on the Board of Directors. Bruce Akin, CEO of B.A.S.S., has been re-elected to serve a second term in an At-Large seat, while Diane Bristol, Senior Director, Employee and Community Engagement, at Simms Fishing Products, will serve her […]

Confusion as fishing resumes across South Africa

All fishing in South Africa, with the exception of charter fishing, is now allowed, following a statement by the country’s Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF). The easing of restrictions comes as South Africa’s High Court declared the country’s COVID-19 lockdown measures as a violation of the constitution and therefore invalid. However, the relaxation […]

Industry fears consequences of sea fishing lock-out

Recreational sea anglers could be locked out of some of the best fishing grounds in England if the Government implements the recommendations in a new report. The Benyon Review of Highly Protected Marine Areas, published this week, identifies 46 sites in a network that would exclude anglers from 10% of English seas. If approved, the […]

ASA seeking to expand red snapper fishing schedule

Anglers will have four days to fish for red snapper in the South Atlantic next month. The NOAA Fisheries in the US has announced that fishermen will be allowed to retain one fish a day during fishing on July 10th, 11th, 12th and 17th. Kellie Ralston, Southeast Fisheries Policy Director for the American Sportfishing Association […]

ASA head talks of ‘rollercoaster’ year as he unveils plans for ICAST Online

The head of the body that represents the fishing tackle industry in the US has talked of a rollercoaster year for trade. In a video to promote ICAST 2020 Online, the industry’s virtual trade show, Glenn Hughes, President of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), underlined the organisation’s mission to look after the interests of the […]

Retailer to raise £5.5m to help it through COVID-19 crisis

One of Europe’s largest retail chains is to raise £5.5 million in a share placing to boost its balance sheet to help it through the COVID-19 pandemic. Angling Direct, which has 36 stores across England that are due to open again on Monday following an easing of the lockdown rules, says that the funds will […]

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