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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 […]

Coronavirus: Fishing suspended in Belgium and France

At a time when the health benefits of fishing are being underlined, the sport has been suspended in both Belgium and France as COVID-19 continues to spread across Europe. In a blow to the industry in the country, the Belgian Government’s National Security Council announced that angling has been put on hold until April 5 […]

Dick’s Sporting Goods to close all stores for two weeks

One of North America’s largest suppliers of fishing tackle has announced the closure of all its stores with immediate effect until April 2. Ed Stack, CEO of the retail store giant, Dick’s Sporting Goods, said that the move is in support of the nation’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. The closure also affects […]

Dyneema reduces environmental impact of fishing lines

DSM has announced new partnerships that will help reduce the environmental impact of its Dyneema fibres, used in some of the world’s top fishing lines. The Dutch company will collaborate on the project with SABIC, a global leader in the chemicals industry, and UPM Biofuels, a producer of sustainable raw materials. The move will see […]

2020 Sportfish is latest UK show to fall victim to COVID-19

The 2020 Sportfish Show has been cancelled. The UK game fishing company took the decision after monitoring Government and Public Health England guidelines In a statement issued this week, Sportfish said: “As developments have progressed, we have listened to the concerns of our anglers, customers, suppliers, partners, our staff, our wider friends and those in […]

Coronavirus: EFTTEX, ICAST and AFTA shows still going ahead as planned

Three of the world’s top fishing tackle trade shows have pledged that this year’s events will go ahead as planned, despite the Coronavirus pandemic. The organisers of the EFTTEX (Europe), ICAST (USA) and AFTA Show (Australia) have all reiterated that it will be business as usual for each show in 2020.  EFTTEX is due to […]

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