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Angling Direct secures £5.5m funding following share placing

Angling Direct, one of Europe’s biggest fishing tackle retail chains, has secured £5.5m through a successful share placing. The company, which opened the doors at its 36 bricks-and-mortar stores to fishermen across England yesterday, will use the funding to help it through the COVID-19 crisis and to pay suppliers to secure products during what it […]

Stock options for Dick’s Sporting Goods head could be worth $31m

Edward Stack, the CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods who temporarily relinquished his $1.1m salary in March, has received stock options from the company that could be worth around $31m. The options were granted the day before Stack announced he would forgo his salary and when Dick’s shares were at their lowest level since the 2008-09 […]

Dixon switches to American Baitworks after 11 years at Strike King

Valerie Dixon has joined American Baitworks as Pro Staff Manager and Event Coordinator after 11 years with Strike King. She will also oversee media relations and press releases as well as planning and organising attendance at special events, including ICAST, the Bassmaster Classic and media conferences. The Mississippi company said Dixon’s appointment is another step […]

English rod licence sales surge more than 230%

Figures released this week show a huge surge in fishing licence sales in England after the Government lifted restrictions on outdoor activities. Between May 13th, when the restrictions were lifted, and June 9th, over 335,000 licences were sold compared to 142,000 from the start of the year to the end of March 2020, a rise […]

New report indicates true worth of US sea fishing

Sea angling is a massively greater economic force in the US than previous evaluations suggested, according to a report from the NOAA Fisheries. Figures for 2017 show angling trip expenditures totaled $10.5 billion, more than double the $4.4billion identified in the 2016 report. The huge increase is revealed in ‘2017 Economic Contribution of Marine Angler […]

TTW publisher closes fishing magazine and makes two editors redundant

The publisher of trade journal Tackle Trade World has closed another of its consumer fishing titles and made two editors redundant. David Hall Publishing (DHP), owned by UK-based My Time Media, has closed Pole Fishing magazine, which was launched in 1995, and dispensed with the services of its Editor of five months, Alex Clements. The […]

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