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Summit delegates told of five challenges facing US trade

Five challenges facing the recreational fishing industry were outlined at the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) Summit earlier this month. More than 220 fishing and boating industry and community leaders attended the trade’s premier networking and business management event – 40 for the first time – which was held just outside Stevenson, Washington.  During his opening […]

Fishpond acquisition to ‘stimulate new products’

Fishpond’s acquisition of fellow award-winning US brand Tacky Fly Fishing will stimulate a range of new products for next year, says the manufacturer of premium luggage and accessories. Fishpond, known for its eco-friendly products, will introduce recycled materials into nine new storage systems being included in its 2020 line-up, along with new colours, packaging and […]

EFTTA and EAA pressure halts ‘drastic’ cut to Baltic cod bag limit

Pressure from recreational fishing bodies in Europe has halted a ‘drastic’ cut to next year’s cod bag limit for the Western Baltic region. National angling organisations, the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and EFTTA argued strongly that a European Commission-recommended reduction of the seven cod per day bag limit to two next year would have a […]

‘Perfectly timed’ Weihai CGC Expo reaffirms its global appeal

The Weihai CGC Expo continues to grow as visitors and exhibitors alike flock to the heartland of the Chinese fishing tackle manufacturing industry. Over the last 12 years it has grown from a fledgling show in the shadow of its more illustrious bigger brother – China Fish – to become a successful event in its […]

UK retailer blames internet for demise after 40 years

One of the best known fishing tackle retailers in the East of England is to close after 40 years. Sheltons, a 7,000 square foot, family-run store in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, blames the impact of online shopping for its demise.  Owner Charles Shelton told the local newspaper: “The internet is killing the high street. More and more […]

Nussman and Dammrich receive top ASA honour

A former President and CEO of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) was one of two people to be recognised by the organisation with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Mike Nussman, and Thom Dammrich, President Emeritus of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) were honoured at this month’s ASA Summit.  Nussman, who retired from the ASA in […]

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