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Former Pure Fishing stalwart turns to rock ‘n roll

Former industry veteran, Clay Norris, formerly with the Cortland Line Company and Pure Fishing, has been appointed Executive Director of the Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association (IRRMA). Norris spent 15 years at Pure Fishing, where he held the position of Senior Global Product Manager for almost a decade. He moved to the Cortland Line […]

Sporting goods and online drives record sales for Briscoe Group

New Zealand’s largest retailer of fishing tackle has reported a 5.84% increase in sales from its sporting goods division for the financial year ended January 26th, 2020. The Briscoe Group reported sales across the company of $209.7m – up 1.84% – in Q4, and £653m – an increase of 3.34%  – for the year. Its online […]

New CEO at Angling Direct as Darren Bailey steps down

Angling Direct, the largest specialist fishing tackle and equipment retailer in the UK, has this morning announced that after 17 years of leading the business, Darren Bailey has decided to step down from his role as CEO with immediate effect. He will remain on the Board as a Non-Executive Director. Andy Torrance, who joined the […]

John Are Lindstad to leave O. Mustad & Son

Norwegian tackle giant, O Mustad & Son, is to part company with its CEO, John Are Lindstad. A statement issued by the Board of Directors this morning confirmed the termination of Lindstad’s contract after nearly three years with the company. He will leave his position on February 21 when Chairman of the Board, Ulf Bjerkness, […]

Coronavirus fails to dampen mood at Osaka fishing show

The Coronavirus cast a shadow on the business day of the Osaka fishing show in Japan, with a number choosing not to make the trip. However, the health crisis, which emanated from neighbouring China, had no effect on the energy levels of the event with some of the world’s major manufacturers, including Shimano, Gamakatsu and […]

Top Japanese hard lure brand available in parts of UK

Japanese hard lure brand IMA has appointed Tacklewave as its distributor for England, Scotland and Wales. Tacklewave, based in Weymouth, Dorset, already imports fresh and saltwater rods, plus other accessories, from another Japanese company, Major Craft. The company was founded in 2010 by Mike Fulmer, an angler with more than 40 years’ experience in both […]

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