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Coronavirus: NMMA takes Northwest Sportshow digital

The cancellation of its show due to take place this week because of the Coronavirus pandemic has not deterred the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) from putting on an event for its customers. It has replaced the Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow, which is sponsored by the likes of Rapala, Berkley, Northland Tackle and Lindy, with […]

Coronavirus: White River Marine Group lays off around 350 workers

The White River Marine Group (WRMG), the world’a largest manufacturer of fishing and recreational boats by volume, is laying off around 350 employees as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group, owned by Bass Pro Shops founder, Johnny Morris, builds brands that include Tracker, Ranger, Triton, Sun Tracker, Regency, Tahoe and Mako. The lay-offs […]

Reuben Heaton’s Andrew Race is new ATA Chairman

Andrew Race, Managing Director of scales manufacturer Reuben Heaton, is the new Chairman of the UK’s Angling Trades Association (ATA). He succeeds former chairman John Loftus who has stepped down from the post following illness in his family. Race, a long-serving member of the ATA Board, has been in the tackle trade since 1989, when […]

RBFF’s Piacenza named outstanding young leader

Rachel Piacenza, Marketing Director for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), has been named in the Boating Industry magazine’s annual ‘40 under 40’ list of outstanding young leaders. The high achievers are chosen from more than 200 nominations from all sectors of the marine industry, based on achievements to date and their potential for […]

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 […]

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