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Thomas & Thomas celebrates half a century milestone

Thomas & Thomas is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – and to mark the occasion the company will be displaying a commemorative bamboo rod at the IFTD show in Denver in October. The rod will be available for consumer purchase shortly after the show, along with anniversary T-shirts, hats and other merchandise. T&T was […]

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft increase production capacity

Fishing boat brands, Bass Cat and Yar-Craft, have completed the construction of a facility that will increase production capacity by 40%. “The new building, plus additions to an existing one, will improve products and overall operations,” said Bass Cat and Yar-Craft President, Rick Pierce. “It will increase efficiency, give each brand dedicated production areas and […]

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, […]

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