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ASA President tells Washington: fishing tackle must be exempt from tariffs

The leader of the body that represents recreational fishing in the United States has called on the Donald Trump administration to exclude angling equipment from the next round of proposed tariffs on Chinese imports. Glenn Hughes, President of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), along with many members of the organisation, made the case before the […]

Angling Direct CEO confirms store number 28 in the UK

The UK’s biggest and fastest growing retail chain has added the 28th store to its portfolio. Angling Direct opened its doors for business on Saturday in the Nottinghamshire town of Sutton in Ashfield, staffed by five full-time and three part-time employees. The group’s Chief Executive Officer, Darren Bailey, said: “While parts of the retail sector […]

Thomas & Thomas celebrates half a century milestone

Thomas & Thomas is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – and to mark the occasion the company will be displaying a commemorative bamboo rod at the IFTD show in Denver in October. The rod will be available for consumer purchase shortly after the show, along with anniversary T-shirts, hats and other merchandise. T&T was […]

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft increase production capacity

Fishing boat brands, Bass Cat and Yar-Craft, have completed the construction of a facility that will increase production capacity by 40%. “The new building, plus additions to an existing one, will improve products and overall operations,” said Bass Cat and Yar-Craft President, Rick Pierce. “It will increase efficiency, give each brand dedicated production areas and […]

Garmin co-founder Gary Burrell dies at age of 81

Gary Burrell, co-founder of Garmin, has died at the age of 81. The former aviation pioneer retired in 2002, but continued to serve as Garmin’s Co-Chairman until 2004. He helped create Garmin with Dr. Min Kao in 1989 with a mission to create products powered by the then emerging technology, GPS. Today, Garmin is a […]

EFTTA financial performance reflected in show choices

The significance of selecting future EFTTEX venues was underlined when EFTTA’s accounts for 2018 were revealed on Friday. The association reported a loss of €23,998 last year, when the show was held in Amsterdam, compared to a profit of €51,847 in 2017 when the venue was Budapest. Net income from EFTTEX in Amsterdam was €421,951compared […]

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