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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 […]

Simms dedicates manufacturing resources in Coronavirus fight

Simms Fishing Products has joined the growing number of fishing companies dedicating their manufacturing resources and expertise to assist in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. The Montana manufacturer of waders and fishing apparel is making medical gowns to combat the current shortage. The gowns, made up of three layers of fabric and approved by […]

Coronavirus: Pure Fishing brands combine to inspire anglers

Four of fishing’s best-known brands have joined forces during the COVID-19 crisis to inspire anglers to stay connected with their love of the sport. Abu Garcia, PENN, Berkley and Ugly Stik – all owned by Pure Fishing – have launched the ‘Fish Through It’ campaign on their respective social media channels with entertaining and educational […]

Coronavirus: Outdoor Summer Market 2020 cancelled

The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2020 has become the latest major show of its kind to fall victim to the COVID-19 crisis. The event, which was due to take place in Denver, Colorado, between June 23 to 25, was cancelled yesterday. Announcing the decision, Marisa Nicholson, Senior Vice President and Show Director, said recent developments […]

ASA answers ICAST visitors’ questions and reiterates the show goes on

The organiser of the world’s largest fishing trade show has reiterated that the event will go ahead as planned. The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) says that ICAST will be open for business at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida, from July 14th to 17th and has moved to quell any fears that exhibitors and […]

Coronavirus: New Zealand goes into ‘total lockdown’

New Zealand has gone into ‘Level 4 Alert – Total Lockdown’ with severe restrictions on movement, assembly and business, with only central services opening their doors. Grant Dixon, Angling International‘s correspondent in the region, says that his country has not only closed its borders, but its coastline, lakes and rivers to anglers. “The vast majority […]

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