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Appeal to governor to ‘save New Jersey charter boat industry’

The Recreational Fishing Alliance (RFA) and the United Boatmen of New Jersey (UBNJ) have made an official appeal to the Governor of New Jersey to help save the state’s charter boat industry. The letter from Ray Bogan, General Counsel for both organisations, to Governor Phil Murphy asks for new measures to allow captains and crews […]

Chartplotters and sonars drive Garmin’s 22% marine growth

Garmin has reported a 22% year-on-year revenue increase from its marine segment for the first financial quarter, with growth driven by its chartplotters and sonars.  Gross and operating margins grew 58% and 25% respectively, while operating income increased by 58%. Highlights for the quarter, which ended March 28, included Garmin-sponsored anglers taking the top three […]

Former ICAST Show Director joins AFFTA Board

Kenneth Andres, the former Show Director of ICAST, has joined the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) Board of Directors as an Ex-Officio member. Andres worked for the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) – owner of ICAST, the world’s largest tackle trade show – for nine years before resigning in August 2016 to pursue new interests. […]

New year date under discussion for postponed SAFTAD show

South Africa’s recreational fishing trade show – due to take place in August – has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At a meeting of the South African Fishing Tackle Agents and Distributors (SAFTAD) Board this week, it was decided that because of the uncertainties created by the lockdown in the country, the show should […]

Wæver leaves Wiley X EMEA after ten successful years

Thomas Wæver, the public face of protective eyewear manufacturer Wiley X EMEA, has left the company. In a little over a decade, Wæver helped establish the Danish-based business as a top brand across Europe with a strong distribution base within the EMEA region. He told Angling International: “It has been a privilege to work for a premier […]

Shimano Europe appoints new interim fishing division MD

Shimano Europe has announced significant changes at senior management level. Akira Koshimizu has been appointed as the interim Managing Director of Shimano Europe’s Fishing Tackle Division until the end of 2021. Akira has been Director of EU Fishing Tackle Business Development since October last year. He replaces Erik Naberman, who has been appointed as the […]

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