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Dick’s Sporting Goods to close all stores for two weeks

One of North America’s largest suppliers of fishing tackle has announced the closure of all its stores with immediate effect until April 2. Ed Stack, CEO of the retail store giant, Dick’s Sporting Goods, said that the move is in support of the nation’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. The closure also affects […]

Dyneema reduces environmental impact of fishing lines

DSM has announced new partnerships that will help reduce the environmental impact of its Dyneema fibres, used in some of the world’s top fishing lines. The Dutch company will collaborate on the project with SABIC, a global leader in the chemicals industry, and UPM Biofuels, a producer of sustainable raw materials. The move will see […]

2020 Sportfish is latest UK show to fall victim to COVID-19

The 2020 Sportfish Show has been cancelled. The UK game fishing company took the decision after monitoring Government and Public Health England guidelines In a statement issued this week, Sportfish said: “As developments have progressed, we have listened to the concerns of our anglers, customers, suppliers, partners, our staff, our wider friends and those in […]

Coronavirus: EFTTEX, ICAST and AFTA shows still going ahead as planned

Three of the world’s top fishing tackle trade shows have pledged that this year’s events will go ahead as planned, despite the Coronavirus pandemic. The organisers of the EFTTEX (Europe), ICAST (USA) and AFTA Show (Australia) have all reiterated that it will be business as usual for each show in 2020.  EFTTEX is due to […]

Coronavirus: Share your workplace experiences with us

What are you doing during the Coronavirus crisis? Are you working from home, the only person in the warehouse or taking time out to go fishing? We want to know. These are seriously difficult times for the industry, but we at Angling International want to share how businesses and individuals are adapting. Show us where […]

Coronavirus: Lockdowns in Europe are a further blow to retailers

With many countries in Europe in complete lockdown, fishing tackle retailers across the region – already under intense pressure from online competition – are facing a battle for survival. Bricks and mortar tackle stores across Italy, Spain and France are all currently closed and only businesses with an online presence in those countries are able to […]

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