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Bass Pro and Cabela’s among most reputable US brands

For the second successive year, US fishing and hunting retail giants, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, have been ranked as two of the most reputable brands in North America for delivering customer service. Bass Pro moved up the list from 12th last year to rank number three – bettering household named that included Nike, The […]

Retailers vote for favourites at Big Rock Outdoor Expo

Retailers from across the US voted for their favourite products at the Big Rock Sports Outdoor Expo in Nashville last month. It was the fifth year of the Fishing Tackle Retailer magazine-sponsored New Prioduct Showcase. And leading the way was Lowrance which took the top award in the fishing categories – Overall Best New Fishing/Camping/Marine Product […]

Shimano appoints head of sales operations in both Spain and France

Shimano has announced further growth plans in Europe following its decision last year to take control of its own distribution networks in France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Andorra. The move is part of the company’s future strategy to increase focus on improving retail relationships. New sales and marketing managers are now in place for Spain […]

Carp Spirit pulls off major coup as Hughes joins the ranks

One of the best-known names in the world of carp fishing, Carp Team England manager, television presenter and angling ambassador, Rob Hughes, has joined Carp Spirit. Daryl Hodges, Head of Marketing at Normark UK, which distributes Carp Spirit and its sister brand Dynamite Baits, said: “Rob is a significant addition for Carp Spirit. We have […]

Russel to fill new ASA Member Relations Manager role

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) – the representative trade organisation for angling in the US – has appointed Rob Russel to the newly created position of Member Relations Manager. “Finding the right candidate for the new position was not easy,” said Blake Swango, Vice President for the Trade Show and Membership at the ASA. “The […]

UK retailer demonstrates its commitment to youth

The UK’s fastest growing and largest fishing tackle and equipment retailer has demonstrated its commitment to attract more young people into the sport. Last year Norfolk-based Angling Direct gave away 8,248 whip poles to children and teenagers under the age of 16. The fishing tackle retailer said: “Angling Direct is passionate about the future of […]

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