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Race: Pandemic will result in ‘fundamental’ industry changes

Andrew Race, Managing Director of scales supplier Reuben Heaton, predicts fundamental changes in the structure of the fishing tackle industry as a result of COVID-19. “It will have a huge impact on society and global markets and in some cases change them forever,” says the new Chairman of the UK’s Angling Trades Association (ATA). “Attitudes […]

IFTD postpones this year’s show amid COVID-19 concerns

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) has postponed this year’s IFTD show in Denver, Colorado. Its President, Ben Bulis, said in a statement that in view of the completely unpredictable path of the COVID-19 virus and length of the industry’s – and nation’s – social and economic recovery, it has elected to take decisive action […]

Coronavirus: Columbia extends store closures as head takes pay cut

The head of Columbia Sportswear and at least ten other top executives have taken voluntary pay cuts to help employees and the business through the Coronavirus crisis. The move coincides with the decision to extend the closure of all its North American stores until April 10th amid safety concerns surrounding the outbreak. It is being […]

Dometic wins prestigious Red Dot Award for CFX3 series

Dometic, the global supplier of coolers and freezers for the outdoor leisure sector, has won an award at one of the world’s most renowned design competitions. Its new generation portable fridge/freezer – the Dometic CFX3 series – has been given a Red Dot Award, the world’s largest competition of its kind that attracts more than 18,000 […]

Coronavirus: Angling Direct furloughs staff and halts investment plans

One of Europe’s fastest growing fishing tackle suppliers has furloughed its employees and put investment plans on hold during the COVID-19 crisis. In an update issued to investors, Angling Direct said it took the ‘difficult’ decision to use the reliefs extended by the UK Government, including furloughing its employees, to reduce cash outflows and provide […]

Coronavirus: DUO uses slowdown to reassess business

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged industries across the globe and taken them into unchartered waters. The fishing tackle trade has not been immune to the turmoil and to the crippling restrictions on business that have taken place. However, the enforced lull has produced some surprisingly positive results for more enlightened companies, including Japanese lure maker […]

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