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Bass Pro to close Cabela’s distribution centre in Sidney

Bass Pro Shops has announced the closure of the distribution centre at Cabela’s former headquarters in Sidney, Nebraska, with the loss of 121 jobs. The Springfield, Missouri-based business, which took over its rival in a deal worth $5 billion in June 2017, has also axed the former Cabela’s returns centre in Oshkosh. A further 41 […]

Industry stalwart appointed head of UK trade association

John Loftus has become the new Chairman and CEO of the Angling Trades Association in the UK. Loftus, who has held senior positions with Daiwa, Shimano, Rapala and Maryuku – officially started his role on March 1 and attended his first Board meeting today. His brief is to drive membership of the association and to […]

VIDEO: New Raymarine Element Sonar/GPS

Knowledge is power—and the Element™ CHIRP sonar/GPS series from Raymarine gives you the power to make smarter decisions on the water. Built for anglers who want to stay ahead of the game, Element delivers the sharpest view of the underwater world with HyperVision™ 1.2-megahertz super high-resolution sonar technology. HyperVision technology takes DownVision, SideVision, and Raymarine […]

Top European predator experts strengthen DAM team

Two of the best-known predator fishermen in Europe have joined German-based tackle manufacturer, DAM. Uli Beyer and Bertus Rozemeijer, who have had a considerable influence on the predator scene, particularly in Germany and the Netherlands for decades, joined DAM, which is owned by the Svendsen Sport A/S Group, this month. “I am extremely pleased that […]

Former Bagley Bait owner dies at 82

Bill Stuart, a former owner of Bagley Bait, has died at his home in Bartow, Florida. He was 82. Stuart became President of Bagley in August 1988 and took over ownership of the company from founder, Jim Bagley, later that year. His tenure lasted until 1994. Stuart, who held a master’s degree from the prestigious […]

Plastica Panaro: EFTTEX is Europe’s premier fishing stage

A familiar face at EFTTEX since day one more than 30 years ago has been that of Plastica Panaro, the Italian manufacturer of plastic injection moulded fishing tackle boxes and waterproof cases. And the company’s President, Stefano Sirotti, says that it is without doubt the most important stage for the European fishing tackle industry and […]

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