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Fishing division continues to shine for Johnson Outdoors

Sustained momentum in its fishing division, which includes Humminbird and Minn Kota, helped Johnson Outdoors – the global supplier of outdoor recreational products – deliver a 14% increase in sales for the fourth quarter of the year. During a traditionally slower period for the company, Johnson Outdoors reported an operating profit of $1.9m compared to […]

Rapala VMC appoints new head of European distribution

Rapala VMC Corporation has appointed Jean-Philippe Nicolle as a member of its Executive Committee and Executive Vice President, Head of European Distribution. Nicolle, who takes up the role from January 1st, 2020, is currently heading up the Group’s distribution business in central Europe. He has been with Rapala since 1997. The announcement was made yesterday […]

EFTTEX regular stresses importance of European showcase

EFTTEX regular SeaGuide has no doubt how important it is for the company to exhibit at the European showcase. “If you are trading in the Europe – as we are – it is crucial,” said Rick Hall, Global Sales Manager of the rod components supplier. “You have to be there. It is an unmissable event […]

Shimano appoints sales agency to cover western Canada

The Woodside Agency has been appointed to represent Shimano and its G. Loomis, Power Pro and Jackall brands in western Canada. The Woodside team is directed by Rob Dorcas, who began his career guiding Arctic expeditions in Canada and Europe and who now has 25 years’ sales experience behind him.  He has been back in […]

MEPs underline importance of RecFish Forum

Representatives of the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) and the UK’s Angling Trust attended the European Parliament in Strasbourg for the relaunch of the Forum on Recreational Fishing and the Aquatic Environment (RecFish Forum). The Trust’s Head of Marine, David Mitchell, met the new EU Commissioner and a number of MEPs from different parties, including Chris Davies, […]

Pure Fishing pioneer Berkley Bedell dies at 98

Berkley Bedell, one of the most famous figures in the history of the American sportfishing industry, died last week after suffering a stroke. He was 98. Bedell was born in Spirit Lake, Iowa, where he founded Berkley & Co., which later became part of the Pure Fishing group, the world’s biggest supplier of fishing tackle. […]

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