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Coronavirus fails to dampen mood at Osaka fishing show

The Coronavirus cast a shadow on the business day of the Osaka fishing show in Japan, with a number choosing not to make the trip. However, the health crisis, which emanated from neighbouring China, had no effect on the energy levels of the event with some of the world’s major manufacturers, including Shimano, Gamakatsu and […]

Top Japanese hard lure brand available in parts of UK

Japanese hard lure brand IMA has appointed Tacklewave as its distributor for England, Scotland and Wales. Tacklewave, based in Weymouth, Dorset, already imports fresh and saltwater rods, plus other accessories, from another Japanese company, Major Craft. The company was founded in 2010 by Mike Fulmer, an angler with more than 40 years’ experience in both […]

T-H Marine makes eighth and most expensive acquisition in a decade

T-H Marine Supplies, the US based supplier of boat parts and accessories, has made its eighth – and most expensive – acquisition in a decade. It has added First Source, the marine accessory division of Maurice Sporting Goods, one of the largest distributors of fishing tackle in the US, and indicated that there will be more […]

Hadden returns to paddlesports sector with Esquif Canoes

One of the best known names in North America’s paddlesports industry, David Hadden, has returned to the sector with ambitious Canadian canoe maker Esquif. A fixture in the sector for more than 20 years, Hadden has joined the Quebec-based company in the newly-created role of Director of Business Development. Hadden is excited to return to […]

China Fish postponed as industry counts cost of the Coronavirus

The fishing tackle industry is beginning to count the cost of the Coronavirus that originated in the Wuhan region of China and has spread across the world. The first major industry casualties were the Beijing-based China Fish trade show, which was cancelled on the eve of its 30th anniversary, and the neighbouring Bihai (China) Spring […]

ICAST is perfect launchpad says owner of Angling International

The team from Angling International will be making its annual pilgrimage to Orlando this July for the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. The company’s co-owner, Rob Carter is an avid fan of ICAST. He said: “All jobs have their perks and without doubt, one of the great privileges of serving the angling trade with our magazine […]

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