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PRADCO-Fishing head praises staff following strong sales week

The head of one of the world’s top lure manufacturers has praised his staff for their professionalism in a week that saw sales on a par with last year. At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is causing chaos within the industry, Bruce Stanton, Vice President and General Manager of PRADCO-Fishing, reported a ‘great’ order […]

Shimano looks beyond COVID-19 pandemic to centenary

Global tackle giant Shimano is looking beyond the COVID-19 pandemic by planning for its centenary next year. The Japan-based manufacturer is already trailing its plans for its 100th year which will include the launch of its Centennial website, which has already gone live with a ‘teaser’ site.  In a message on the teaser site, it […]

Coronavirus: Major UK tackle retailers close stores until further notice

Two of the UK’s major fishing tackle dealers have closed their doors in light of the government’s announcement regarding the shutting of all non-essential retail stores and restrictions on travel. Angling Direct, which trades from 34 outlets, and JD Sports, owner of GO Outdoors, announced their decisions to the London Stock Exchange. In its release, […]

Coronavirus: Pacific Pêche facing ‘huge financial difficulties’

Pacific Pêche, France’s major fishing tackle retail chain, has warned of ‘huge financial difficulties’ caused by the Coronavirus crisis. In a letter to its suppliers, the company’s Director of Purchasing and Supply, Laurent Vigier, said that the Coronavirus, which has closed its shops until at least April 15th, means that the company cannot meet its […]

Coronavirus: Top tackle manufacturer backs GIFAP petition

Delalande Peche, the leading French manufacturer of soft lures, jigheads and leads, has backed a petition launched by its trade body, GIFAP, imploring the country’s government for greater support during the COVID-19 crisis.  In a press release the company describes the recent ban on fishing across the country – implemented because of the Coronavirus pandemic […]

Canadian Tire promotes from within to appoint new President & CEO

Canadian Tire, one of the country’s leading suppliers of fishing tackle, has promoted from within to replace its retiring President & CEO. Greg Hicks, formerly President of Canadian Tire Retail, the group’s largest business representing over $9 billion in revenue, has replaced Stephen Wetmore, who has stepped down with immediate effect, after nine years in […]

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