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Ockert MD says 2020 will be year of survival for many businesses

The head of a top European supplier of fishing tackle has called 2020 the year of survival for many businesses within the industry. As the Coronavirus continues to leave a deadly trail across the world, Jan Willenbruch, Managing Director of Germany-based Ockert, the supplier of line and rods for the fishing industry, has warned that […]

UK carp brands adapt logos in tribute to NHS workers

Top UK tackle brands, Korda and Guru, have adapted their logos in support of NHS workers during the Coronavirus crisis. A statement on the Tackle Guru and Korda Facebook pages says: “POWER TO NHS. We’re sending our love and support to all the NHS hero’s fighting against COVID-19… True super hero’s that put their own lives […]

Coronavirus: Bass Pro Shops seeks clarity on trading guidelines

Health authorities are threatening to bring in law enforcement if a Bass Pro Shops location in Independence, Kansas City, does not close during the Coronavirus pandemic.  According to the Kansas City Star website, Kayla Parker, of the Jackson County Health Department, said on Monday that the office had contacted the store to say it was […]

Coronavirus: Top European outdoor show cancelled

The OutDoor by ISPO 2020 show is among the latest European exhibitions to be struck off the calendar due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The show was due to take place from June 28 to July 1 in Munich – two weeks after EFTTEX, which at the time of writing was still scheduled to take place […]

New date announced for UK’s largest tackle show

The UK’s biggest tackle show has a new date. The Big One, at Farnborough, in Hampshire, which was cancelled in March due to Coronavirus, has been rescheduled for the weekend of October 24 and 25 this year. In a statement issued yesterday, the show’s organiser, Bauer Media, said: “We will continue to follow Government guidelines […]

Acquisitions help Sportsman’s Warehouse confound Wall Street

Strong performances from its eight newly acquired Field & Stream stores helped Sportsman’s Warehouse Holdings – a top US supplier of fishing tackle – beat Wall Street predictions to deliver a 6.4% increase in sales in its fourth quarter. The company posted net sales of $258.2m compared to $242.7m in the comparable period last year. “We […]

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