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Veteran Bruce Holt to retire after 34 years at G. Loomis

Bruce Holt, a man credited with playing a key role in the rise of G. Loomis in becoming one of the world’s most highly respected performance rod makers, has announced his decision to retire at the end of the year. He will bring the curtain down on a 34-year-career with the Shimano brand, which has […]

EU Ministers meet to discuss fairer deal for bass anglers

A fairer deal for bass anglers is high on the agenda at a meeting of EU Ministers in Brussels today and tomorrow. The EU Commission has already recommended that this year’s ruling be rolled-over into 2020, meaning anglers would remain limited to one fish per day from April 1 to October 31. But members of […]

Key personnel changes at Simms Fishing Products

There have been two key personnel changes at Simms Fishing Products. Coming in is Strick Walker, who has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer, while going the other way is Rich Hohne, who is leaving the Bozeman, Montana, company after more than ten years. Beginning in early 2020, Walker will lead all marketing initiatives for the […]

Industry tributes to former EFTTA President Dick Tallents

The death of Dick Tallents, the former Managing Director of UK company Masterline Walker and a previous President of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA), has drawn tributes from the industry. Tallents made his first appearance in the industry at the age of 17 when he was pictured on the front cover of the […]

UK bait manufacturers announce merger agreement

Two of the UK’s best-known bait suppliers have merged in a deal that they say will see the businesses grow distribution across the country and in Europe. Bait-Tech and Donald Cooke – both long-established family-owned businesses – have announced a partnership which they believe will lead to ‘big things’. Donald Cooke’s Managing Director, Andrew Cooke, […]

Baetis launches Bolsa de Transporte all-purpose bag

Leading Spanish fly fishing tackle manufacturer, Baetis, has developed an all purpose bag – the Bolsa de Transporte  –  which has been designed to carry everything the angler needs for a day on the water. Made of a waterproof PVC fabric, it can accommodate waders, boots and other articles of apparel and equipment. The large […]

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