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International lure brands are taking centre-stage on Tacklestream

Lure brands more used to showing their products at EFTTEX and ICAST are instead taking centre-stage on Tacklestream, the digital platform that showcases new fishing tackle to global trade customers. “The message to the trade is now clear,” says Tacklestream’s Business Manager, John Watson. “For retailers looking for new lures, Tacklestream is fast becoming the […]

Pure Fishing head gives backing to responsible recreation initiative

The head of the world’s largest supplier of fishing tackle has pledged his support for a new US initiative designed to encourage individuals and families to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. Pure Fishing, owner of angling brands that includes PENN, Shakespeare, Abu Garcia and Berkley, is supporting #ResponsibleRecreation, which has been created by the Congressional Sportsmen […]

Plea of South African anglers falls on deaf ears

The head of the representative body of anglers across South Africa has expressed his disappointment at a lack of response from Government ministers to its plea to allow angling to resume during the COVID-19 crisis. The South African Consolidated Recreation Anglers Association (SACRAA) wrote to six senior politicians, including the head of the Department of […]

Third member of Perkins family named to lead Orvis

Orvis, the family-owned international outdoor retailer, has appointed a third member of the Perkins family to lead the company. Simon Perkins assumes full strategic and operational leadership of Orvis as President. Outgoing President and CEO, Bill McLaughlin, who has worked closely with Perkins on the executive team, will act as an advisor through the transition […]

Hungarian tackle supplier enhances green credentials

One of Hungary’s top suppliers of fishing tackle has embarked on a collaboration that will enhance its environmental credentials. Energofish has partnered with Czech Republic-based Egerfish on a project to introduce its own lead-free fishing weights for 2021 and to work with the company on developing other environmentally-friendly products as part of its Go Green […]

AFTCO ‘blown away’ by success of Buy 1 Give 1 Mask Programme

Award-winning US apparel supplier AFTCO has given away 70,000 masks as part of its Buy 1 Give 1 Mask Programme. The company says it has been ‘blown away’ by the success of the initiative which has seen it donate 20,000 fishing face masks and 50,000 disposable ones. It says: “We have learnt a lot through […]

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