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New Zealand rod maker appoints new US ambassador

New Zealand rod manufacturer CTS has strengthened its team in the US with the appointment of Drew Chicone as its ambassador for the region. “We are pleased to have Drew and his family join CTS,” said Stephen Pratt, a director of the company. “For almost 20 years we have exported our blanks and rods to […]

Top brands team up with new subscription box service

A new US-based company opened for business this month offering bass fishing baits to subscribers based on where they live and fish. MONSTERBASS, based in Los Angeles, California, says its aim is to build a bass fishing community around a mission to help anglers catch personal best bass, offering products from some of the top […]

Vexilar wins important victory in Deeper UAB legal battle

Marine electronics manufacturer Vexilar has won another important victory in its legal battle with Lithuanian rival, Deeper UAB. The Minneapolis-based company has won an important IPR judgement against Deeper which unsuccessfully challenged the validity of Vexilar’s patent on its wireless fish finders which used independent displays, such as smartphones and tablets. Merchant & Gould, a […]

Southwick: high school fishing is generating extra tackle sales

High school fishing clubs in the US are generating extra sales for tackle companies, according to a new report. It shows that in the 12 months after joining a fishing club, 23% of members spent more than $1,000 on tackle and equipment, while 7% spent between $700 and $1,000. Average spend in 2018 for club […]

RBFF appoints new member to Board of Directors

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the organisation driving participation in the US, has appointed Eric Sutton to its Board of Directors. Sutton is the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director and has more than 20 years experience in public land management in both the government and private sectors. “With it being […]

World Predator Champions join Wiley X Elite Fishing Team

The latest members of the exclusive Wiley X EMEA Elite Fishing Team are the 2018 World Predator Classic winners, Enrico Di Ventura and Frank Bussmeyer. The duo joined the star-studded line-up of top tournament anglers signed up to the premier protective eyewear brand following their hard-earned victory in the Netherlands last year. Team captain Di […]

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