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ASA joins fight to halt Columbia River gillnetting plan

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has stepped into the fight to halt plans to reinstate non-tribal commercial gillnetting in a major US waterway that holds significant fish stocks, including 13 endangered species. The Board of Directors of the representative body for the recreational fishing industry has written a letter to Washington Governor, Jay Inslee, calling […]

CEO of former Pure Fishing owner to step down

The man who led the acquisition and sale of Pure Fishing owner, Jarden Holdings, is leaving the business. Newell Brands CEO and President, Michael Polk, endured an uneasy tenure following the $15 billion Jarden purchase, with shares shedding over 60% of their value since the takeover in late 2015. The deal put the world’s largest […]

Orvis UK joins fishing line recycling initiative

The UK arm of fly fishing clothing and tackle manufacturer and retail giant, Orvis, has joined the fight to safely recycle fishing line. The global brand has partnered with the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS) in the UK. Founded by the Local Independent Sea Anglers (LISA) in conjunction with the Global Ghost Gear Initiative […]

Tributes paid to Lowrance founder Darrell J. Lowrance

Tributes have been paid to Darrell J. Lowrance, founder of Lowrance Electronics, who died at the weekend at the age of 80. Responsible for many breakthroughs in marine electronics, including the first ever portable sonar fishfinder for the average angler – the Fish-Lo-K-Tor – he was President and CEO of Lowrance Electronics from 1964 to […]

Tackle Tactics pledges to keep Platypus in Australia

Tackle Tactics has announced the acquisition of Platypus Fishing Lines and pledged to continue production of its products in Australia. Platypus was started in Australia by George Ross, a Scottish rope maker, in 1898 and has thrived as it has been passed down the generations, with Stewart McPherson managing the business in recent years. He […]

ICAST is ‘single most important’ event to grow business

ICAST is the ‘single most important’ event to grow your business, says a man who has been on both sides of the industry fence. David Workman Jr., founder of Jacksonville, Florida-based Strike-Zone Fishing, has been attending the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show for as long as he can remember, both as a retailer and […]

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