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Richworth Baits founder Bob Baker dies

Bob Baker, a pioneer of carp bait manufacture in the UK, died last week after a long illness. Baker founded Richworth Baits, the first company in the world to produce ready-made freezer boilies in 1983, a development that triggered the installation of freezers in tackle shops around the country. Some of the most successful boilies […]

Orvis cancels Guide Rendezvous in response to Coronavirus

US fly fishing brand, Orvis, has cancelled its popular annual Orvis Guide Rendezvous (OGR) in response to escalating health fears following the outbreak of the Coronavirus in North America. The event, which Orvis has been hosting for 34 years, was due to take place from March 19 to 21, in Roanoke, Virginia, and is a […]

Webshop included in TUF-Line’s upgraded digital offering

O. Mustad & Son line brand, TUF-Line, has upgraded its website, which includes a shop where anglers can buy product, and introduced a new logo and a colour refresh for the brand. The Norwegian fishing products company bought TUF-Line from Western Filament last year and according to its Brand Manager, Jordan Davis, the group has […]

Crappie Expo to feature more than 100 specialist firms

More than 100 companies will be exhibiting at the Crappie Expo 2020 when it takes place in Branson, Missouri, later this year. The consumer show, run in conjunction with the Mr. Crappie Classic, was started last year and drew more than 45,000 people to Hot Springs, Arkansas. “The Crappie Expo is the largest consumer crappie […]

Former Maurice Sporting Goods VP joins St. Croix

Former Maurice Sporting Goods Vice President, Steve Self, is the new Director of Sales at St. Croix Rods. Self, who has also worked for South Bend Sporting Goods and Zebco Brands as National Sales Manager, will manage operations at the company’s factory store and customer centre and will create, coordinate and implement national sales plans. […]

Top brands attend Montluçon carp and catfish show

Carp brands from across Europe were represented at last weekend’s Montluçon Carp and Catfish Forum in central France. Held every two years, the two-day event is billed by the organiser as ‘undoubtedly’ the largest fair in the world for specific fishing sectors, attracting 20,100 visitors and 221 exhibitors the last time it was held in […]

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