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Why Patrick Sébile volunteered for COVID-19 vaccine trial

Patrick Sébile, founder of A Band of Anglers and one of the best-known product developers in the industry, has talked openly about his decision to volunteer for COVID-19 vaccine testing. “I felt I should do this not only because of the burden COVID brings on people and the economy, but also because my son, Luke, […]

How Rapala is remodeling its global product development operation

Rapala’s President and CEO has explained the reasons behind his decision to completely remodel the company’s product development operation.  Nicolas Warchalowski, who was appointed in January this year, announced this week the creation of a new global role in the company, as well as a new appointment for Europe.  David Neill, President and Managing Director […]

Background gives indications as to priorities for new Mustad CEO

O. Mustad & Son’s third CEO from outside the industry in a decade does not take up his role until the beginning of next month, but there are already indications as to what his priorities may be. Kenni Riise (43) takes his place at the top of the world’s foremost hook maker with a background […]

GO Outdoors’ £20.4m restructuring will pay off says owner

Restructuring of GO Outdoors – one of the UK’s top suppliers of fishing tackle – cost more than £20m during the first half of this year, its owner, JD Sports, has revealed. The cost was a significant factor in a £37.2m loss for the group’s outdoor division in the 26 weeks to August 1st, compared […]

Retailers are the key to keeping newcomers fishing says industry leader

The head of one of Europe’s top fishing tackle suppliers has endorsed Angling International’s call on the industry to make the most of the surge in participation and has urged retailers to take a leading role.  In the Welcome column of the September issue Editor Anthony Hawkswell told readers that the trade has been given […]

How Australian state is spending $35m to grow participation to a million

Work is underway on two developments aimed at growing recreational fishing in Victoria, Australia. The projects are part of the State Government’s $35 million Target One Million plan to grow participation to a million this year and boost fish stocking to a record ten million in 2022. The Snobs Creek Hatchery facility, near Eldon, is […]

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