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Former Cabela’s employees open new outdoor business

A group of former Cabela’s employees, including the son of a previous President, have opened a new outdoor business. Highby Outdoors, based in Cabela’s Sidney, Nebraska, home, launched an online retail store on Monday, stocking products for fishing, hunting, shooting, camping and optics. Its President is former Cabela’s employee, Matt Highby, son of Dennis Highby, […]

Tariffs could cost Johnson Outdoors up to $9m in 2019

Tariffs incurred from manufacturing in China could cost Johnson Outdoors up to $9m in the current financial year. David W. Johnson, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company, maker of the award–winning Humminbird, Minn-Kota and Old Town Canoes & Kayak fishing brands – told investors at its First Quarter results presentation that it is […]

ASA creates new role aim at recruiting more retailers

The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has created a new position aimed at recruiting more retailers to the organisation. The new role of Member Services Manager is being filled by Rob Keith and will focus on educating prospective members about the ASA, the benefits of membership, best practices on recruiting and retaining anglers and providing information […]

Funding secured for promotion of recreational fishing in England and Wales

The Angling Trust, the representative body for anglers in England and Wales, has secured new funding totaling more than £5.25m to promote recreational fishing. The Trust has renewed a four-year contract with the Environment Agency (EA) worth approximately £1.15m a year and has agreed a new £670,000 two-year contract with Sport England. In both cases […]

Ockert focuses on carp, rod and line brands at China Fish

German manufacturer, Ockert, will be putting the emphasis on its quality brands for the carp, line and rod markets at this month’s China Fish trade show. And for the first time, the company will be introducing its Sportex rod brand at the event in Beijing, displaying a number of new for 2019 models. Jan Willenbruch, […]

Business opportunities limitless for dealers at ICAST

A treasure chest of new business opportunities awaits dealers visiting ICAST every year. And it is that enticing prospect that should ensure attending the largest fishing tackle trade show in the world is a priority for all forward-thinking fishing tackle retailers across the whole of the U.S.A., according to Darrin Heim, co-owner of the award-winning […]

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