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Bigger fishing arena and more exhibitors attract crowds at FeHoVa

Exhibitors from 15 countries attended last weekend’s FeHoVa fishing and hunting show, the largest event of its kind in eastern Europe. More than 300 companies exhibited at the event in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, including tackle giants Daiwa, Shimano, Rapala and Svendsen Sport carp brand, Prologic. Closer to home, Hungarian companies at the event […]

Angling Direct expects to report loss of up to £500,000

The UK’s largest fishing tackle retailer, which replaced its CEO last week, has announced that it expects a loss ‘of not more than’ £500,000 before tax for the year ended January 31st, 2020. Angling Direct said that a disappointing post-Christmas trading period, which was hit by flooding in many regions of the UK, impacted on […]

AFTCO strengthens in freshwater and takes swipe at private equity groups

US apparel brand AFTCO has strengthened its presence in the freshwater market while at the same time taking a swipe at the growing involvement of private equity firms in the industry. In a statement announcing the company’s increased focus on the bass, crappie and walleye sectors, AFTCO President Casey Shedd said: “The past few years […]

Rapala reveals 2019 results and appointment of CEO

Tackle giant Rapala VMC Corporation used the day it announced a 5% increase in sales for 2019 to reveal the identity of its new President and CEO. The Finnish company has followed a recent trend of recruiting from outside the industry with the appointment of Nicolas Warchalowski to replace acting CEO Louis d’Alançon, who took […]

Fishing & Travel magazine targets US with new Editor

Fishing & Travel, the magazine for the globetrotting angler, is looking to its latest appointment to spearhead a subscription push in the United States. It has announced that Doug Olander, the Editor-in-Chief of Sport Fishing magazine in the US for over a quarter of a century before its closure, has joined as Editor. Welcoming Olander […]

ICAST opens up ‘awesome’ new world of opportunity

A chance to attend the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show opened an ‘awesome’ new world of opportunity for kayak angling specialist Charlotte Gayle Smallwood. Charlotte attended ICAST with GLL Marine and GLL Outdoors, based on West Point Lake near LaGrange, Ga. GLL offers a wide range of fishing products and kayaks in its retail […]

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