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Tackle Tactics pledges to keep Platypus in Australia

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Tackle Tactics MD Gareth Williams (left) welcomes Stewart McPherson of Platypus to the company.

Tackle Tactics has announced the acquisition of Platypus Fishing Lines and pledged to continue production of its products in Australia.

Platypus was started in Australia by George Ross, a Scottish rope maker, in 1898 and has thrived as it has been passed down the generations, with Stewart McPherson managing the business in recent years. He will continue as a consultant to ensure a seamless transition.

“We are excited about the acquisition, which includes good levels of current stock lines, raw materials and production equipment along with a selection of key team members who have decades of experience,” said Tackle Tactics Managing Director Gareth Williams.

“Platypus products have been proudly Australian-made and owned for over 120 years and it is our intention to carry on this tradition of manufacturing these quality products in Australia.”

Platypus joins the Tackle Tactics stable of brands that includes TT Lures, Z-Man, Okuma, Fish Inc., Pro-Cure and Bagley.

Distribution of Platypus products through Tackle Tactics will start at the beginning of next month.

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