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ICAST still a necessity for top retailer after 40 years

For more than 60 years, Crook & Crook has been a foremost retailer of fishing tackle and marine supplies in Miami, Florida, one of the world’s best-known fishing locations. And for 40 of those years Karl Crook has been at the helm of the company and a regular visitor to what is now the largest […]

EFTTA and EAA accuse European Parliament of favouring commercial fisheries

EFTTA and the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) have once again accused the European Parliament of discrimination in favour of the commercial fisheries sector following publication of the Parliament’s Western Mediterranean management plan. Last month EFTTA and EAA reacted angrily to the one-bass bag limit imposed in northern European waters, accusing the European Parliament of favouritism […]

Okuma acquires line specialist Soft Steel USA

Okuma has acquired Soft Steel USA, the specialist in Long Range monofilaments and fluorocarbons. Soft Steel, which was introduced into the US in 1992 by Tony Garza, will be added to the already expansive line of Long Range products offered by Okuma. John Bretza, Director of Product Development for Okuma, said his company would also […]

Paul Schluter to step down as CEO of St. Croix this year

Award-winning US rod manufacturer St. Croix has announced that its CEO, Paul Schluter, will be stepping down from the post this year. Although not retiring (he will remain on the Board of Directors), he is leaving his current role to allow the next CEO and management team to pursue the goals set by the company. […]

Simms ‘ups the ante’ with 2019 range of technical apparel

Simms Fishing Products says it has ‘upped the ante’ with its recently announced range of technical apparel for 2019. The Bozeman, Montana company’s new collection is inclusive of freshwater and saltwater anglers and extends across all categories. “The product team here is relentless,” says Simms CEO Casey Sheehan. “It continues to prove there is no […]

GO Outdoors completes acquisition of Fishing Republic

GO Outdoors, the subsidiary of JD Sports, has completed its acquisition of the UK’s second largest tackle retailer, which went into administration in December. It has bought Fishing Republic, securing the jobs of over 100 staff at its 14 stores across the region. Fishing Republic joins the stable of JD Sports outdoor activity brands which, […]

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