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AFFTA fundraiser for Bristol Bay raises over $100,000

An event spearheaded by the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) to raise funds in the fight to stop the controversial Pebble Mine development in Alaska has realised more than $100,000. The cash was raised during ‘The Day for Bristol Bay’ event in August which was organised by AFFTA. It encouraged all those involved in […]

Pure Fishing man crowned World Fly Fishing champion

Howard Croston, Hardy product guru and manager and captain of the England fly fishing team, led from the front in the 39th FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships by winning the individual competition. Croston, who is Global Brand Business Manager at the UK-based Pure Fishing brand, won team gold in the 2009 championship and was fourth […]

New US legislation could protect lead in fishing tackle

New legislation passed by a US Senate committee has delivered several wins for the recreational fishing industry, including the backing for lead in fishing tackle. America’s Conservation Enhancement Act (ACE), which  is supported by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the country’s representative body for the industry, and many other outdoor and fisheries conservation organisations, was […]

Abramis unveils new product showroom at media breakfast

Top Polish fishing tackle supplier Abramis, owner of the Mikado brand, unveiled its new product showroom at a special media breakfast held at its headquarters in Lomianki, on the outskirts of Warsaw, earlier this month. Hosted by its owners, Board President Wojciech Kurowicki and Vice President Andrzej Maślak, representatives of the Polish and international press […]

Bass bag limits for 2020 agreed by EU Commission

EFTTA’s man in Brussels has welcomed the bass bag limits imposed on recreational fisherman for 2020. Following a two-day EU Council Fisheries meeting, it was decided that anglers and spearfishers in the northern region will be allowed to keep two fish a day during an extended nine-month season, an increase of one bass over seven […]

Pallatrax secures ‘significant investment’ for growth

Pallatrax International, the manufacturer of eco-friendly fishing products, has attracted ‘significant investment’ from outside the industry. Three non-executive directors will be central to a new strategy that will take products directly to retail markets for the first time, drive growth in international sales and accelerate new product development. A comprehensive relaunch of the business, which […]

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