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Vexilar wins important victory in Deeper UAB legal battle

Marine electronics manufacturer Vexilar has won another important victory in its legal battle with Lithuanian rival, Deeper UAB. The Minneapolis-based company has won an important IPR judgement against Deeper which unsuccessfully challenged the validity of Vexilar’s patent on its wireless fish finders which used independent displays, such as smartphones and tablets. Merchant & Gould, a […]

Southwick: high school fishing is generating extra tackle sales

High school fishing clubs in the US are generating extra sales for tackle companies, according to a new report. It shows that in the 12 months after joining a fishing club, 23% of members spent more than $1,000 on tackle and equipment, while 7% spent between $700 and $1,000. Average spend in 2018 for club […]

RBFF appoints new member to Board of Directors

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the organisation driving participation in the US, has appointed Eric Sutton to its Board of Directors. Sutton is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director and has more than 20 years experience in public land management in both the government and private sectors. “With it being […]

World Predator Champions join Wiley X Elite Fishing Team

The latest members of the exclusive Wiley X EMEA Elite Fishing Team are the 2018 World Predator Classic winners, Enrico Di Ventura and Frank Bussmeyer. The duo joined the star-studded line-up of top tournament anglers signed up to the premier protective eyewear brand following their hard-earned victory in the Netherlands last year. Team captain Di […]

Gill North America partners with Canadian distributor

Gill North America, the brand that is making big strides in the fishing market, has appointed a distributor for Canada. The brand has partnered with Continental Sports Inc (CSI Canada) which will specialise in direct sales, marketing and inventory management. “CSI is a company that strives to be a supplier of choice by providing an […]

French retail giants unite to boost purchasing power

Two of the leading fishing tackle retail chains in France have signed a cooperation agreement that will increase their purchasing power. The heads of Europêche and Concept Pro Pêche, which represents 195 stores across the country, have written a letter to their suppliers informing them of the creation of an Economic Interest Group (EIG). As […]

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