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Supplier aims to breathe life into struggling UK sector

A major supplier of fly fishing tackle in the UK is hiring an army of ‘pro-influencers’ to revive a stagnant market and drive anglers to tackle shops. GUIDE Flyfishing, which represents some of the top selling international brands, has embarked on a strategy aimed at reaching every fly fisher in the UK through its Project […]

Outdoor Retailer announces cancellation of Winter Market

Outdoor Retailer (OR) has cancelled its Winter Market. The event, scheduled for November 5-7th this year, will now be merged with the Snow Show on January 29-31st next year at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Exhibitors and sponsors already contracted for the Winter Market will have space available at the Snow Show. Brands can […]

New fishing boat maker announces ambitious plans

A new fishing boat manufacturer has this week announced plans to invest $1.6m in establishing a factory in north-eastern Mississippi.  Avid Boats says the facility in Amory, around two hours south-east of Memphis, will employ 40 people by the end of the year, rising to 75.  The 80,000 square feet factory will make aluminium bass […]

Senior management figure leaves up-for-sale Frenzee

A senior management figure at Frenzee, the UK manufacturer of fishing tackle accessories, which was put up for sale earlier this year, is set to leave the company. Tim Wildermoth will relinquish his position of Sales and Marketing Manager at the end of this week. He told Angling International: “I have had a very enjoyable two […]

Ricky Teale joins Daiwa as European Project Manager

Ricky Teale, former Commercial Director at Zebco Europe and Fox International, will join Daiwa next week as European Project Manager. Taka Inagaki, the head of Daiwa Europe, said: “We are looking forward to working with Ricky and benefiting from his long experience of product development within Europe.” Teale added: “I am really happy to be […]

Shimano strengthens North American sales team

Shimano North American Fishing has strengthened its sales team at its headquarters in Ladson, South Carolina. It has hired Jim Lupinski as Senior Sales Manager, bringing with him a background in both hard and soft goods from the sporting products and outdoor industries. He was previously with The Life is Good Company, where he served […]

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