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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 […]

Farlows and Sportfish launch new catalogue and videos

A new catalogue, new videos and a series of fly-tying tutorials are available from fishing and outdoor retailer, Farlows, and sister retailer and mail order company, Sportfish. The spring/summer Sportfish catalogue is packed with top brands and includes everything from technical clothing to hi-tech rods and reels, waders, luggage, nets, flies, fly lines and many […]

ASA cancels ICAST but reveals ‘digital’ show plans

ICAST – the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show – has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement issued yesterday by Glenn Hughes, President of  the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) – owner of the show – confirmed that the event in Orlando in July will not take place in a physical format, but revealed plans to introduce […]

Latest Czech lockdown rules leave EFTTEX searching for ‘workable solution’

Under the latest restrictions issued this week by the government of the Czech Republic, EFTTEX – Europe’s top fishing tackle trade event – will not be allowed to go ahead in its present form in Prague from June 11th to 13th. On Tuesday, the country’s Industry and Trade Minister, Karel Havlicek, outlined the government’s five-stage plan […]

Coronavirus: Long4Life execs take 30% pay cut

The owner of one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of fishing tackle has announced that its top executives are taking a 30% pay cut and that it is donating R1m in the fight against Coronavirus. Long4Life, which operates the Sportsmans Warehouse chain, has responded to the announcement by the country’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, this week […]

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