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Spro Corporation moves US operations to new facility

The Spro Corporation has moved its operations base in Kennesaw, Georgia, to a new facility that is two and half times larger than its previous location. The move creates more room for inventory and will enable the company to grow its bait and hook lines, it says Spro, which is part of the Gamakatsu Group, […]

Fishing tackle sales across US rose by 12% in 2018

Consumer spending on fishing tackle in the US rose by 12% last year, according to a report released by angling research specialist, Southwick Associates. The growth was primarily led by an increase in spending on rods, reels and combos, which posted significant gains in both retail dollars and units sold. Overall units across the sport […]

Forristall takes over leadership reigns at St. Croix

Award-winning US rod manufacturer St. Croix has appointed industry veteran Scott Forristall as its new President and CEO. He has joined the iconic brand from R.L. Winston Rod Company and Bauer Reels, having previously worked with top outdoor companies that include Eagle Claw, Johnson Outdoors and Far Bank Enterprises, the owner of Redington, RIO Products […]

‘Major coup’ for fishing trade as F1 sponsor backs WPC

In what has been described as a ‘major coup’ for the angling industry, a company that sponsors the Haas Formula One motor racing team has partnered with the organiser of the World Predator Classic (WPC) and the new Angling Supercup in a multi-year global deal. The groundbreaking agreement between Rich Energy and Angling Spirit brings […]

Dealers urged to make time for ICAST – it’s too good to miss

Visiting ICAST is too good a chance to miss for Giles Murphy, owner and guide at Stuart Angler Bait and Tackle. Located a mile from the boats ramps of Sandsprit Park, the popular shop is little more than two hours’ drive away from the world’s biggest trade show in Orlando. “I have visited the show […]

Milestones for Pure Fishing and Wiley X at show awards

Four wins for a rejuvenated Pure Fishing and a third success in a row for protective eyewear brand, Wiley X, were two of the highlights of the EFTTEX Best New Products Awards last week. The world’s leading owner of fishing tackle brands saw wins in one rod and two reel categories for Abu Garcia and […]

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