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Garmin co-founder Gary Burrell dies at age of 81

Gary Burrell, co-founder of Garmin, has died at the age of 81. The former aviation pioneer retired in 2002, but continued to serve as Garmin’s Co-Chairman until 2004. He helped create Garmin with Dr. Min Kao in 1989 with a mission to create products powered by the then emerging technology, GPS. Today, Garmin is a […]

EFTTA financial performance reflected in show choices

The significance of selecting future EFTTEX venues was underlined when EFTTA’s accounts for 2018 were revealed on Friday. The association reported a loss of €23,998 last year, when the show was held in Amsterdam, compared to a profit of €51,847 in 2017 when the venue was Budapest. Net income from EFTTEX in Amsterdam was €421,951compared […]

Five ‘key’ issues facing industry highlighted at EFTTA AGA

Jan Kappel, EFTTA’s Public Affairs Officer and lobbyist in Brussels, highlighted five key issues for the tackle industry when he presented at the association’s Annual General Assembly (AGA) in the Belgian capital on Friday. The use of lead weights/sinkers, single use plastics, new and revised EU legislation (sea fisheries), an electronic control scheme for recreational […]

Four elected to At-Large and regional seats on ASA Board

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has elected four new members to fill At-Large and regional seats on its Board of Directors. Charlie Davis, Category Director-Fishing at Plano Synergy and Bob Hunter, Vice President of Merchandising – Fish, Camp, Marine & Shooting Sports Divisions at Big Rock Sports, have taken up At-Large seats on the Board, […]

Decathlon reported to be eyeing New Zealand market

International big-box retailer, Decathlon, is set to shake up the market in New Zealand by opening a store in Auckland. The reported move is designed to test the local market before the French company – owner of the Caperlan fishing brand – opens additional outlets. Chris Wilkinson, Managing Director of Wellington-based First Retail Group, described […]

Pure Fishing wins four awards at EFTTEX products awards

Pure Fishing, the world’s biggest fishing tackle manufacturer, returned to top form with four first place awards at Europe’s premier trade show tonight. The company took four first prizes – including all three reel categories – at EFTTEX in Brussels. Cyberfishing Europe and Svendsen Sport brand, Savage Gear, shared the Innovation of the Year Award, […]

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