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Former ICAST Show Director joins AFFTA Board

Kenneth Andres, the former Show Director of ICAST, has joined the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) Board of Directors as an Ex-Officio member. Andres worked for the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) – owner of ICAST, the world’s largest tackle trade show – for nine years before resigning in August 2016 to pursue new interests. […]

New year date under discussion for postponed SAFTAD show

South Africa’s recreational fishing trade show – due to take place in August – has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At a meeting of the South African Fishing Tackle Agents and Distributors (SAFTAD) Board this week, it was decided that because of the uncertainties created by the lockdown in the country, the show should […]

Wæver leaves Wiley X EMEA after ten successful years

Thomas Wæver, the public face of protective eyewear manufacturer Wiley X EMEA, has left the company. In a little over a decade, Wæver helped establish the Danish-based business as a top brand across Europe with a strong distribution base within the EMEA region. He told Angling International: “It has been a privilege to work for a premier […]

Shimano Europe appoints new interim fishing division MD

Shimano Europe has announced significant changes at senior management level. Akira Koshimizu has been appointed as the interim Managing Director of Shimano Europe’s Fishing Tackle Division until the end of 2021. Akira has been Director of EU Fishing Tackle Business Development since October last year. He replaces Erik Naberman, who has been appointed as the […]

Bassmaster Classic generates $35.9m for host community

After setting records as one of the best-attended in history, the 2020 Bassmaster Classic has also beaten previous numbers for economic impact, generating a windfall of $35.9 million according to host community, Birmingham, Alabama. Long considered the most important event in sportfishing, the Bassmaster Classic also has established itself as a huge economic boon for host communities. […]

EFTTA joins ‘Water is Everybody’s Business’ campaign

EFTTA has joined forces with 20 major companies and organisations to launch the ‘Water is Everybody’s Business’ campaign. The objective of the initiative is to prevent the EU’s Water Framework Directive from being watered down. In a joint statement, the partners said: “We stand with the 375,000 European citizens who have urged the EU governments and […]

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