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Bassmaster Classic shatters venue attendance record

Last weekend’s Bassmaster Classic – staged in Alabama for the 13th time –  shattered the previous record attendance at the venue. B.A.S.S., the organiser of the event, has revealed that the total Classic Week attendance was 122,814, spread across events that included the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo in Birmingham, the daily take-offs on Lake Guntersville […]

Shimano braid brand PowerPro gets a makeover

Braid maker, PowerPro, is introducing a new logo, new packaging and an updated website over the next few months. “We challenged ourselves to change everything without changing a thing,” said the Shimano brand’s Product Manager, Tom Woldruff.  “This includes the use of the best Spectra fibres available through our long-time relationship with Honeywell Technologies and […]

Coronavirus: EFTTEX to go ahead in Prague as planned

The organiser of EFTTEX – Europe’s premier fishing tackle trade show – says that it will go ahead as planned in June. This is despite growing fears surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in an unprecedented number of fishing show cancellations already this year. EFTTA, the organiser of the show, which is due to […]

Former Zebco Brands chief appointed RBFF Chairman

Jeff Pontius, former President and CEO of Zebco Brands, has this week been appointed Board Chairman of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the US body dedicated to increasing participation. Five other Board positions have also been announced, along with five new members. Pontius has been a member of the Board for ten years […]

Coronavirus: ASA moves quickly to state that ICAST will go ahead

The organiser of ICAST – the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show – has moved quickly to resassure exhibitors and dealers that this year’s event will go ahead as planned despite growing fears surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. Glenn Hughes, President of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) – owner of the show – said that the […]

Austrian Fishing Show latest to fall victim to Coronavirus

Austria’s biggest recreational fishing show is the latest casualty of the Coronavirus epidemic. Eventjet, the organiser of the Austrian Fishing Show has pulled the plug on the 2020 show, which was due to take place on March 21 and 22. In a statement, Eventjet said: “Due to current developments in connection with the Covid-19 crisis, […]

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