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Former Good Fishing TV host files for bankruptcy

Babe Winkelman, host of the nationally syndicated US show, Good Fishing, for 40 years, has filed for bankruptcy. According to court documents, Babe (Donald) Winkelman and his wife, Kristeen, owe money on mortgages for their properties, as well as taxes, balances on credit cards and other debts. The documents reveal that Babe Winkelman Productions grossed […]

Ranger Boats wins two top NMMA awards

Fishing boat maker, Ranger Boats, has received two prestigious awards from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The accolades came in the Fibreglass Bass Boats and Fibreglass Outboard Boats categories of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards. Ranger, part of the White River Marine Group, was recognised because of positive feedback from customers […]

Bassmaster Classic shatters venue attendance record

Last weekend’s Bassmaster Classic – staged in Alabama for the 13th time –  shattered the previous record attendance at the venue. B.A.S.S., the organiser of the event, has revealed that the total Classic Week attendance was 122,814, spread across events that included the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo in Birmingham, the daily take-offs on Lake Guntersville […]

Shimano braid brand PowerPro gets a makeover

Braid maker, PowerPro, is introducing a new logo, new packaging and an updated website over the next few months. “We challenged ourselves to change everything without changing a thing,” said the Shimano brand’s Product Manager, Tom Woldruff.  “This includes the use of the best Spectra fibres available through our long-time relationship with Honeywell Technologies and […]

Coronavirus: EFTTEX to go ahead in Prague as planned

The organiser of EFTTEX – Europe’s premier fishing tackle trade show – says that it will go ahead as planned in June. This is despite growing fears surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in an unprecedented number of fishing show cancellations already this year. EFTTA, the organiser of the show, which is due to […]

Former Zebco Brands chief appointed RBFF Chairman

Jeff Pontius, former President and CEO of Zebco Brands, has this week been appointed Board Chairman of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), the US body dedicated to increasing participation. Five other Board positions have also been announced, along with five new members. Pontius has been a member of the Board for ten years […]

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