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Bass Pro Shops ‘legend’ Charlie Campbell dies, 87

Charlie Campbell, who helped designed the Bass Tracker Boat, has died. He was 87. A great fishermen as well as a noted ambassador for fishing, Campbell won 67 tournaments, field tested many products for Bass Pro Shops and represented the company at national seminars. He joined Bass Pro Shops in 1977 and was a lifelong […]

Florida Keys charter industry in ‘danger of collapsing’

Charter boat skippers in one of the world’s most popular fishing destinations have been left ‘dead in the water’ in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The effects of the virus on peak season months in the Florida Keys have seen business grind to a halt and irreplaceable seasonal earnings dry up. Captain Kit Carson […]

Bass Pro Shops acts to absorb Coronavirus costs

Senior management at Bass Pro Shops have taken a 20% pay cut as the company, which also owns Cabela’s, absorbs the costs of the Coronavirus pandemic. It has also been reported that managers at its stores and distribution centres and other salaried members of staff will have their remuneration reduced by seven to 15%. Wages […]

Academy Sports + Outdoors furloughs ‘substantial’ number of employees

Academy Sports + Outdoors has temporarily furloughed a ‘substantial’ number of its employees at its corporate headquarters and distribution centre in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The move follows its decision to do the same to some of its store personnel. The company said in a statement that while most of its retail outlets, distribution […]

Organisation sells rod licences while telling anglers not to go fishing

Rods licences are still being sold in the UK, despite the fact that the organisation selling them is telling people not to go fishing during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Environment Agency (EA), which sells the £30 (two-rod) and £45 (three-rod) licences, is not currently offering refunds or an extension to the time period for which […]

Business back on track for Vietnam OEM despite lockdown

Like many countries in the world, Vietnam is currently in lockdown, with only essential services remaining open. But Geoson International, an OEM fishing tackle manufacturer with factories in Long An, outside Ho Chi Minh City, has managed to continue working throughout the crisis, apart from a forced 10-day government closure after the Lunar New Year […]

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