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Bassmaster Classic generates $35.9m for host community

After setting records as one of the best-attended in history, the 2020 Bassmaster Classic has also beaten previous numbers for economic impact, generating a windfall of $35.9 million according to host community, Birmingham, Alabama. Long considered the most important event in sportfishing, the Bassmaster Classic also has established itself as a huge economic boon for host communities. […]

EFTTA joins ‘Water is Everybody’s Business’ campaign

EFTTA has joined forces with 20 major companies and organisations to launch the ‘Water is Everybody’s Business’ campaign. The objective of the initiative is to prevent the EU’s Water Framework Directive from being watered down. In a joint statement, the partners said: “We stand with the 375,000 European citizens who have urged the EU governments and […]

New date among options being considered for EFTTEX

EFTTA has indicated that staging EFTTEX at a later date is among the options it is considering as it decides on the future of this year’s event. With the show in Prague – due to be held from June 11th to 13th – unable to be held in its present format due to restrictions imposed by the Czech […]

Tacklestream is ready when you are – start talking today

The team behind Tacklestream, the new online platform from Angling International, has a simple message to brands seeking to promote their new products to B2B customers. “We are ready when you are,” says International Sales Manager Rob Carter. “We know companies are still struggling with the problems of the lockdowns and may not be prioritising […]

AFTA calls on Australian state to immediately allow fishing

The representative body of the fishing tackle trade in Australia has called on the Victorian Government to immediately allow angling in the state. Bob Baldwin, the Chair of the Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA), said: “Victoria is out of step with the rest of Australia in being the only state to have banned recreational fishing and […]

JD Sports tightens belt to preserve capital through crisis

JD Sports Fashion, the owner of one of the UK’s top tackle suppliers, has announced a number of financial measures designed to preserve capital in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The owner of retail chains that include GO Outdoors has also postponed publishing its audited results from four to six months to allow it to […]

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