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Reuben Heaton’s Andrew Race is new ATA Chairman

Andrew Race, Managing Director of scales manufacturer Reuben Heaton, is the new Chairman of the UK’s Angling Trades Association (ATA). He succeeds former chairman John Loftus who has stepped down from the post following illness in his family. Race, a long-serving member of the ATA Board, has been in the tackle trade since 1989, when […]

RBFF’s Piacenza named outstanding young leader

Rachel Piacenza, Marketing Director for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), has been named in the Boating Industry magazine’s annual ‘40 under 40’ list of outstanding young leaders. The high achievers are chosen from more than 200 nominations from all sectors of the marine industry, based on achievements to date and their potential for […]

PRADCO-Fishing head praises staff following strong sales week

The head of one of the world’s top lure manufacturers has praised his staff for their professionalism in a week that saw sales on a par with last year. At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is causing chaos within the industry, Bruce Stanton, Vice President and General Manager of PRADCO-Fishing, reported a ‘great’ order […]

Shimano looks beyond COVID-19 pandemic to centenary

Global tackle giant Shimano is looking beyond the COVID-19 pandemic by planning for its centenary next year. The Japan-based manufacturer is already trailing its plans for its 100th year which will include the launch of its Centennial website, which has already gone live with a ‘teaser’ site.  In a message on the teaser site, it […]

Coronavirus: Major UK tackle retailers close stores until further notice

Two of the UK’s major fishing tackle dealers have closed their doors in light of the government’s announcement regarding the shutting of all non-essential retail stores and restrictions on travel. Angling Direct, which trades from 34 outlets, and JD Sports, owner of GO Outdoors, announced their decisions to the London Stock Exchange. In its release, […]

Coronavirus: Pacific Pêche facing ‘huge financial difficulties’

Pacific Pêche, France’s major fishing tackle retail chain, has warned of ‘huge financial difficulties’ caused by the Coronavirus crisis. In a letter to its suppliers, the company’s Director of Purchasing and Supply, Laurent Vigier, said that the Coronavirus, which has closed its shops until at least April 15th, means that the company cannot meet its […]

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