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Move to ban lead in fishing tackle in Minnesota defeated

A move to ban lead in fishing tackle in Minnesota has been rejected – at least for the time being. The proposal, reported on this website two days ago, came in the form of a petition from conservation groups urging the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to prohibit the use of lead in tackle […]

Brands benefit from huge exposure at World Carp Classic

Brands including Flambeau, Dometic, Lowrance, Dynamite Baits, Carp Spirit, Eagle Claw and Reuben Heaton were among sponsors and partners of the latest World Carp Classic that benefited from huge exposure online. Over the week-long tournament, social media and online streaming secured a global reach of millions that included over four million hits on the event […]

Stanley promises ‘creative ways’ to celebrate 40th

Stanley Jigs – maker of the lure that caught the biggest largemouth bass ever taken on an artificial bait in Texas – celebrates it 40th anniversary on December 9 this year. And the man who founded the company, five-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier and BASS Mega Bucks champion, Lonnie Stanley, is still at the helm. Stanley […]

Tributes to US fishing legend Jerry McKinnis

Tributes have been paid to fishing legend Jerry McKinnis, the former co-owner of B.A.S.S., who died this week at the age of 82. Along with Don Logan and Jim Copeland, he purchased B.A.S.S. from ESPN in 2010 and then sold controlling interest in the organisation to Anderson Media in 2017. He was also founder of […]

Conservation groups call for lead ban in Minnesota

Conservation groups are calling for a ban on lead in fishing tackle in Minnesota. A petition filed in September urges the U.S. state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to prohibit the use of lead in tackle on waters where loons are known to nest.  However, angling groups have protested strongly against the move, saying it […]

ASA testifies before U.S. House of Representatives

A representative of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Businesses about the economic impact of outdoor recreation. Frank-Paul King, President and CEO of Temple Fork Outfitters and ASA Government Affairs Committee member, pleaded the recreational fishing industry’s case for clean water. He said: “Without clean […]

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