Ireland’s annual Angling Expo – the country’s largest fishing tackle exhibition – takes place at the National Show Centre, in Swords, Co. Dublin, on February 15 and 16.
The event, which is inclusive of game, sea and coarse fishing, has been running for more than 20 years and organisers, Mara Media, say it will be bigger and better than ever.
With more than 80 exhibitors, the Expo is a chance for visitors to see first-hand the latest rods, reels, boats, clothing, bait and accessories and to learn new techniques.
Guest speakers will include ‘Hooked on Fishing’ presenter, Paul Young, along with Advanced Professional Game Angling Instructors (APGAI) Master and angling writer, Paul Proctor, who developed the NX1 single-handed rods for Mackenzie Fly Fishing and who will be demonstrating models during the show.
Other featured guests include Hywel Morgan, Paul Young, Ken Whelan, Glenda Powell, Jim Clohessy and Scott Mackenzie, while fly-tyers George Burdess, Wolly Ireland, Aidan Curran and Frank Moores will also be at the show.
Further information is available at www.irelandanglingexpo.ie/timetable-events/.. Continue Reading
The return of Brandon Palaniuk and Brent Ehrler to Simms Fishing Products further underlines the Bozeman, Montana, company’s commitment to bass fishing.
Simms, the manufacturer of waders, outerwear and footwear, was long known as a fly fishing company, but in recent years it has extended the brand into bass – America’s most popular type of fishing.
This latest move is further evidence of its strategy to partner with top professionals who understand the sector. Two of the best-known figures in the bass fishing industry, Palaniuk and Ehrler, will represent Simms at the very top of the sport.
Palaniuk has qualified for nine Bassmaster Classics and is a former winner of the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship, with career winnings of almost $1.2 million. His move to the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2020 means he’ll be joining forces with Simms Elite Series pro, Seth Felder.
Ehrler, a Forrest Wood Cup winner, has appeared in the Classic four times and earned more than $500,000. He finished third overall in the 2019 Bass Pro Tour. Both anglers will represent Simms at the 50th Bassmaster Classic in March... Continue Reading
Decathlon, the world’s biggest sporting goods retailer and owner of the Caperlan fishing brand, insists that almost $20 million in losses will not change its expansion plans in Australia.
The retail heavyweight, which opened its first store in 2017 in Sydney and has since opened four more – three in Melbourne – says it has plans for as many as 35 outlets.
But the latest accounts revealed a net loss of $10.8 million in 2018, following a net loss of $8.77 million the previous year, reports the Sun Herald website.
However, despite a difficult trading environment, Decathlon’s sales leapt from $3.6 million to $17.3 million over the same period. And Decathlon Australia boss, Olivier Robinet, says the company remains fully committed to its strategy.
“Australians love Decathlon,” he told Business Daily. “We are delivering high quality, smart products at extremely affordable prices. Both our in-store and online sales are performing well. We have many more stores planned across the country.”
Decathlon’s continued commitment to muscling its way into the Australian market is not good news for the Super Retail Group, whose brands include BCF (Boating, Camping and Fishing), which has an estimated 30% of the Australian fishing retail market.
According to the latest accounts, Decathlon Australia has a ‘war chest’ approaching $50 million and its French parent company has provided a $19.2 million loan.
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Wiley X, winner of the last three best polarised eyewear awards at EFTTEX, has just released its 2020 catalogue, which includes details of its major launch of the year – the groundbreaking CAPTIVATE™colour-enhancing lens technology.
The lens is the result of four years of development and delivers what the US-based company describes as the 'most complete lens on the market'. Thomas Wæver, Wiley X EMEA Outdoor Director, explained: "The technology behind it is multi-faceted. The human eye blurs blue, green, and red wavelengths where they merge. CAPTIVATE™ lenses eliminate this blur, providing a much clearer and crisper experience, which then heightens colours.
"During 2019 we have had CAPTIVATE tested by the best of the best as we worked closely with world champions from the Wiley X Elite Fishing Team. The overwhelming feedback we received is testimony to the fact that Wiley X has once again created a new level in what is possible in polarised eyewear. I look forward to bringing it to market next month."
Luc Coppens, Wiley X Elite Team member added: "I have been wearing the company's polarised eyewear for years and I have always been more than happy with the quality and overall performance. its polarised sunglasses are extremely comfortable to wear and I hardly feel I have them on.
"With the all new CAPTIVATE™ lens technology Wiley X has taken polarised lenses to a whole new level. I see fish following my..Continue Reading
Popular British saltwater species like cod could be wiped out as a result of climate change, according to a new study by marine scientists.
The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership, which authored the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) study, reports that increasingly warm and acidic oceans are inhospitable for the cold-water fish on which fishermen rely.
It says that by 2050 there will be major changes in the distribution of species in the North Sea and that fish from warmer climes are already populating our oceans.
The findings, revealed in The Daily Telegraph, are unwelcome news for both the recreational angling industry and commercial sector, both already handicapped by catch restrictions and declining stocks.
The northern hake, a warm water species, has recolonised the northern North Sea after being absent for decades. Scientists have also noted the decline of some cold-water species.
Cod is at risk because Atlantic cod larvae may suffer higher mortality rates due to ocean acidification. And sandeels, a staple food that many species such as cod rely upon, are appearing later in the year as warming delays reproductive development.
Fish are also likely to become smaller as they have to travel further for their prey in warmer waters, thus expending more energy, says the report.
In addition, warming and associated oxygen solubility also appear to be affecting growth rates..Continue Reading
Shimano’s SKIXX musky rods will debut at the Chicagoland Fishing Expo in Schaumburg, Illinois, on January 23 - 26, when musky expert ,Jim Saric, will explain the benefits of the new range.
The seven-rod series of casting models uses a combination of Spiral X and Hi-Power blank construction technology, first proven in Shimano’s saltwater rods.
The powerful, but lightweight structure reduces rod twist to increase casting distance with less effort and eliminates lateral vibration during the cast to improve accuracy, says Shimano Americas.
The 8ft heavy and extra power models are one piece, while the 8ft 6in heavy and extra heavy power, and 9ft medium heavy and extra heavy power rods feature a two-piece handle. The longest rod, a 9ft 6in version, has a telescopic handle.
“The added bonus with the longer rods is they are easier to transport and store,” says Saric, who played a key role in developing the new rods and will be in the Shimano booth at various times during the Chicagoland show.
All the SKIXX rods feature Fuji Alconite guides and premium cork fore and rear grips. With the exception of the 9ft 6in version, which carries a Fuji reel seat, the rods are fitted with Shimano’s C14+ reel seats.Continue Reading
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