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Daniel Galhardo publishes book on tenkara fishing

Daniel Galhardo, the man who introduced the Japanese tenkara technique of fly fishing to the US, has now published a book on the subject. Galhardo, the founder of Tenkara USA, shares everything he has learned since discovering the style more than 10 years ago in what he describes as ‘a manifesto of fly fishing simplicity’. […]

Bass Pro names its Conservation Partner of the Year

The Bass Pro Conservation Partner of the Year award, whose previous winners include presidents George Bush and Jimmy Carter, has been bestowed upon Tennessee Wildlife Resources (TWRA) Executive Director, Ed Carter. The award was presented by Bass Pro founder and CEO, Johnny Morris, at the company’s annual Christmas lunch in Springfield, Missouri, attended by more […]

Angling Direct opens 10th store in 2019 to take total to 34

One of Europe’s fastest growing fishing tackle retail chains has opened its 10th store of the year, taking its number of outlets to 34. Angling Direct has stengthened its presence in the UK with the addition of a bricks and mortar store in Swinton, Greater Manchester. Darren Bailey, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We […]

‘Largest’ pure fishing show in US returns to Michigan

The Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit, billed as the largest pure fishing show in the US, returns to Michigan next month. The show is scheduled for the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, 25 miles north west of the centre of Detroit, from January 9th to 12th. More freshwater fishing licences are reportedly sold in metro Detroit than […]

Hughes praises US Secretary on Chesapeake Bay stance

The President of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has praised the US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, for his actions in supporting striped bass in Chesapeake Bay. Secretary Ross cracked down on overfishing in the Bay, finding the state of Virginia out of compliance after Omega Protein, a food ingredient supplier, willfully violated the fishing […]

Tackle retailers to sponsor England ladies’ carp team

A newly formed group representing independent UK fishing tackle retailers – set up to promote the sport and secure its long-term future – has announced its sponsorship of the England ladies’ carp team. The AIR Group, which was inaugurated in November and comprises ten of the country’s top independent angling stores, has added its weight to […]

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