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Finlandia-Uistin founder Hannu Kangas dies aged 79

Hannu Kangas, the founder and CEO of Finnish lure company, Finlandia-Uistin, has died at the age of 79. Hannu and his brother, Kalevi, started the company in 1963. They launched the famous Nils Master brand two years later and acquired the Swedish brand, Bete, in 1978. A devotee of pike fishing in all its forms, […]

KastKing makes first move into saltwater market

KastKing, the global online brand based in Long island, New York, has made its first move into the saltwater market. After developing its freshwater business over the last few years, the company has entered the sea sector with spinning and casting rods. “We have been patient and waited until we had a firm foundation in […]

Mayfly Outdoors promotes Baker to President and CEO

Mayfly Outdoors, the parent company of Abel Reels, Ross Reels and Airflo, has promoted Craig Baker to President and CEO.  SGB Update reports that Baker, Mayfly’s VP of Business Development since 2015, will assume the role effective immediately. Prior to Mayfly, Baker was the Category Manager of Polaris Industries’ RZR Accessories business. During his graduate […]

Abramis strengthens Mikado Germany team

Top Polish fishing tackle supplier Abramis – owner of the Mikado brand – has strengthened its German team with the appointment of a Sales and Marketing Manager for the region. René Belau, who previously worked for Svendsen Sport brand DAM for nearly six years, took up his new role on New Year’s Day. His main […]

Mainline Baits agrees South African distribution deal

The Kingfisher, a major distributor of tackle in South Africa, has added to its carp fishing offering with the addition of one of Europe’s major bait suppliers. The company, which already handles the sales of carp brands Delkim and Korda in the country, will now be responsible for distributing Mainline Baits. The Weekly Cast – a […]

Size doesn’t always matter says RODgeeks

Bigger is not necessarily better, according to the maker of a 42-inch fishing rod. RODgeeks, based in Latham, New York, insist its new RG-42 is no gimmick – and the company has the credentials to back its claim. Axiom North America, the parent company of RODgeeks, has a long-standing partnership with one of the world’s […]

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