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Pilgrimage to ICAST is buyer’s most important trip of the year

Fife, Washington could not be much further in the US from Florida, the world capital of recreational fishing. The locations are worlds apart, but once a year the Sunshine State becomes home from home for Gabe Miller, the Fishing and Marine Buyer for Farwest Sports, the two-store retailer with a growing e-commerce presence. Miller’s pilgrimage […]

KastKing links up with top online retailer to expand sales platform

Online tackle brand KastKing has expanded its sales platform to include Tackle Warehouse, one of the premier US sites for bass fishing gear. Consumers can expect to see the Long island, New York company’s products at Tackle Warehouse by the conclusion of the 2020 Bassmaster Classic, which takes place this weekend. “With the addition of […]

Free-spending UK fishermen flock to The Big One Show

On a weekend when flooding curtailed fishing in many areas of the country, anglers turned out in numbers at The Big One Show in the UK. Attendance at the consumer event is estimated to have been at least 40% higher than last year’s inaugural event at Stoneleigh in the Midlands. Angling International was at the […]

Coronavirus latest: Shimano pulls out of US shows as IWA OutdoorClassics sets new dates

Tackle giant Shimano has pulled out of three fishing events across the US this weekend as the Coronavirus pandemic spreads there. The news comes as the organiser of the IWA OutdoorClassics in Germany, one of the world’s largest trade shows of its kind, announced a new date after cancelling the March event last week. Shimano […]

Pescare show matches expectations despite Coronavirus

The organiser of Italy’s main fishing show, held at the end of last month, says that its expectations were matched. The annual Pescare Fishing, Boating and Outdoor Show, aims to bring together the major Italian manufacturers, retailers and associations, together with a sprinkling of international brands. The show, which encompasses all the various fishing disciplines, […]

Camping World pays price for ‘rightsizing’ company

Camping World, the US-based recreational vehicle (RV) retailer that took over former outdoor sports chain, Gander Mountain, in 2017, has reported a fourth quarter loss of $964.9m. The company incurred $35.7m impairement and restructuring costs related to its 2019 shift to ‘rightsize’ the company which involved the sale of more than 60 locations, primarily rebranded […]

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