Mouches de Charette, the largest fly fishing tackle manufacturer and supplier in France and owner of the JMC brand, has appointed Thibault Longis as Product and Marketing Manager.
Longis joins the company from retail chain, Pacific Pêche, where he has been Fly Fishing Manager since 2009.
He will be responsible for product, marketing and export management, working closely with Sales Director, Emmanuel Vialle, to drive the development of the company.
“With nearly 13 years of deep and versatile fly fishing industry background, we are confident Thibault is the perfect person to build the future of the company,” said Vialle.
Longis is an avid angler who enjoys catching trout and grayling in Europe, as well as fly fishing for bluefin tuna on the Atlantic coast and bass in his native Bordeaux area.
“It is a very exciting challenge to build on this company’s deep heritage and to focus on a modern approach to needs of anglers, from novices to experts,” he said.Continue Reading
Top UK imitation hookbait manufacturer, Enterprise Tackle, has announced groundbreaking plans to make all of its products biodegradeable.
The company has taken advantage of a new additive in plastic that makes its products break down within three years, compared to up to three centuries in normal plastic.
From early spring it will be offering biodegradable versions of its most popular baits, including the Popup Sweetcorn. Enterprise Tackle’s Chris Hornsby told Angling International that this was a groundbreaking development.
“I don’t know of any other manufacturer in the fishing tackle industry who is using biodegradable baits. Some use recycled plastic, but not biodegradable. The additive has not been around that long - it is a new technology.
“We feel that for Enterprise Tackle – the leader in imitation carp/coarse fishing baits –it was a no-brainer for us to go down this route as long as it did not affect the quality of the product in a negative way. Trials determined the baits looked and felt exactly the same as the original and catch results showed that their effectiveness was not altered in any way.”
Despite being more expensive to produce, Hornsby said that the added cost would not be passed onto consumers.
“We believe that the benefits to the environment and the positive message we will be sending out far outweighs any financial gain. For us, the best..Continue Reading
Two Cabela’s stores have been closed in the US and amalgamated with neighbouring Bass Pro Shops retail outlets.
A spokesman for Bass Pro Shops described the latest move as an opportunity to bring the brands together and better serve customers with a greater assortment of product, better value and local expertise in a single location. Bass Pro Shops bought its outdoor sporting goods rival, Cabela’s, for an estimated $5.5 billion in July 2017.
The development is the latest move in the ongoing transition of Bass Pro Shops’ acquisition and involves Cabela’s stores at Fort Oglethorpe, on the Georgia-Tennessee border, and Bristol, Virginia. Both locations were within a few miles of a Bass Pro Shops’ outlet.
Employees at both Cabela’s outlets have an oppportunity to transfer to the new location.
The Bass Pro Shops in those areas are currently being updated with expanded product offerings from Cabela’s and fitted with new exterior and interior signage that celebrates Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops and its Tracker bass boat brands... Continue Reading
Award-winning rod components manufacturer American Tackle has moved into its new headquarters in Florida.
The state-of-the-art facility in Oviedo is just down the road from its previous home and is four times larger.
The most striking feature of the 1,800sqft building is the interactive showroom that is located just inside the entrance and features the company’s portfolio of products.
Darrin Heim, co-owner of the business, told Angling International: “The location is outstanding and centrally located with easy access to the highways. Our new showrooms and our conference facilities allow simultaneous multiple customer product presentations.
“The whole building has been built for growth. The additional warehouse space and offices have allowed new hires and additional inventory to be added. Members of our team are very proud and invigorated by the facility’s design and attention to detail.
“We have had a steady stream of visitors from rod builders to anglers and customers stopping by to tour our facility.”
The company's new address is 2133 Component Loop, Suite 1031, Oviedo, Florida, 32765... Continue Reading
One of Australia’s leading suppliers of fishing tackle has pledged $250,000 to help deal with the aftermath of this summer’s devastating bush fires.
Super Retail Group, which owns the Boating Camping Fishing (BCF) chain of stores across the country, will donate the cash to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery programme. It has also offered paid leave to its permanent staff members who are active volunteer firefighters to help continue efforts to contain the fires.
Super Retail Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Heraghty, said: “With businesses in many of the fire-ravaged regions, we want to help our loyal customers, team members and their communities. These are our people and all of us at the company want to assist them in some way.
“The Red Cross programme directly supports impacted communities – helping the families staying at evacuation centres and recovery hubs and the people who have lost their homes and need emergency assistance in the form of cash grants. It is an amazing and inspiring organisation.
“We will never be able to match the generosity of spirit of the volunteer firefighters in our team, but we want to ensure they do not suffer financially for battling the fires on our behalf. They will have as much paid leave as they need all through the summer to continue fighting the fires.
“On behalf of the entire Super Retail Group..Continue Reading
Legislation has been passed in the US that could safeguard the use of lead in fishing tackle.
By a unanimous majority, the US Senate passed America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act which includes several ‘big wins’ for the recreational fishing industry, including the safeguarding of lead from ‘unwarranted’ federal regulations and bans.
Mike Leonard, Vice President of Government Affairs at the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the body which represents the sport in the US, said: “ The ACE Act supports a wide range of fish and wildlife conservation policies, including the National Fish Habitat Partnership authorisation as well as the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay restoration programmes.
“Enactment of this legislation would be a tremendous win for the recreational fishing community and we urge the House of Representatives to swiftly pass this broadly-supported legislation as it currently stands.”.. Continue Reading
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