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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 […]

Four members elected to ASA Board of Directors

Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) have been elected to fill At-Large and regional seats on the Board of Directors. Bruce Akin, CEO of B.A.S.S., has been re-elected to serve a second term in an At-Large seat, while Diane Bristol, Senior Director, Employee and Community Engagement, at Simms Fishing Products, will serve her […]

Confusion as fishing resumes across South Africa

All fishing in South Africa, with the exception of charter fishing, is now allowed, following a statement by the country’s Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF). The easing of restrictions comes as South Africa’s High Court declared the country’s COVID-19 lockdown measures as a violation of the constitution and therefore invalid. However, the relaxation […]

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