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Coronavirus: Top tackle manufacturer backs GIFAP petition

Delalande Peche, the leading French manufacturer of soft lures, jigheads and leads, has backed a petition launched by its trade body, GIFAP, imploring the country’s government for greater support during the COVID-19 crisis.  In a press release the company describes the recent ban on fishing across the country – implemented because of the Coronavirus pandemic […]

Canadian Tire promotes from within to appoint new President & CEO

Canadian Tire, one of the country’s leading suppliers of fishing tackle, has promoted from within to replace its retiring President & CEO. Greg Hicks, formerly President of Canadian Tire Retail, the group’s largest business representing over $9 billion in revenue, has replaced Stephen Wetmore, who has stepped down with immediate effect, after nine years in […]

Coronavirus: GIFAP launches petition imploring government for support

GIFAP, the representative body for the fishing tackle trade in France, has launched a petition imploring the government for greater support for the industry and asking that it declare a state of natural disaster for the beleaguered sector. In a message to the industry seeking support, GIFAP President Hugues Nello and Director General Stéphane Sence […]

Coronavirus: American Tackle open for business as usual

Rod components manufacturer, American Tackle, is the latest company within the recreational fishing industry to tell the trade that it’s business as usual for the company. In a release issued today, the Florida-based business said that its offices and warehouses remain open to take orders and ship as well as offer technical support and customer […]

Coronavirus: Power Pole open for business despite operational changes

LL Marine, the owner of Power Pole, the award-winning US-based maker of boat anchors and ancillaries, has closed headquarters to visitors and altered its operating procedures in light of the COVID-19 crisis. It says that due to the ongoing public health threat, its Tampa, Florida, headquarters will no longer be open to the public, including […]

Coronavirus: Australian tackle trade show cancelled

Australia’s fishing tackle trade show – due to take place on the country’s Gold Coast from July 9th to 11th – has been cancelled. A statement from the Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA) said: “As we are all hearing, the ongoing COVID-19 developments around the world are continuing to change and shape the way businesses […]

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