The 2020 Sakura catalogue, now in its fifteenth year, is now available.
Part of the Sert Fishing group of brands, Sakura was launched by Francis Coutou when he was President of the French tackle company, and it has continued to grow in popularity.
Highlights of the latest edition include the Ionizer, Tsubaki, Shükan and Mitsio rods. Customers can also discover Sakura’s new reels, including the Tsubaki 2507 FD and the Wombat 71 LJ.
In addition, the catalogue features the brand’s complete range of braids, with the arrival of the new 12-carrier version and new diameters in the 8-carrier offering.
Sakura is, of course, famous for its lures and all the latest creations, including the Gemibug, the Roll Swimmer, the Phoxy Minnow and Skoon Fat spoons, the Gobygo soft lures and the new soft swimbait, Shadura, can be found in the catalogue.
Those still waiting for their printed copy to arrive can view the digital version at www.sakura-fishing.com... Continue Reading
Former Harley-Davidson executive, Greg Falkner, is the new General Manager of Lowe Boats, part of the Brunswick group of boat brands.
He will have responsibility for growing the Lowe brand and managing its portfolio of products within the Aluminium Boat Group.
Falkner worked in a number of leadership positions at Harley-Davidson, most recently as head of the Parts and Accessories Product Portfolio, where he led the development and execution of consumer-driven growth plans for the $400 million business.
“Greg brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Brunswick and we are excited that he will be leading our Lowe Boat division,” said Jeff Behan, President, Aluminum Boat Group Commercial Operations.
“His strong experience in product and category management, along with his proven track record of working closely with the channel on consumer-led growth initiatives, positions him well for this role.”.. Continue Reading
The annual Progressive Cleveland Boat Show in Ohio, about to enter its 62ndyear, is being expanded to include a recreational fishing expo.
The show is being held in Cleveland’s I-X Centre – the ninth largest convention centre in the world – from January 16 to 20 and will feature the inaugural Fishing Expo.
The Lake Erie Marine Trades Association (LEMTA) has signed a multi-year agreement with the International Exposition Center to produce the Fishing Expo in conjunction with the boat show.
To meet the demands for both the increased boat show space and to accommodate the new fishing content, LEMTA is expanding the footprint for the combined event by more than 10,000 square feet.
“The northern Ohio region is rich in fishing opportunities, said the President of LEMTA, Michelle Burke. “But there currently isn’t a good fishing show in northern Ohio. Now there will be. It is fitting we rename the event, which will now be officially known as the Progressive Cleveland Boat Show and Fishing Expo.”
The Fishing Expo will include fishing tackle and related equipment, fishing charters and resorts catering for anglers. In addition, it will feature hands-on demonstrations, virtual sportfishing simulators, a fly-fishing lake and a line up of continuous seminars and clinics with angling pros atop a 5,000-gallon aquarium in the Buckeye Sports Fishing Theatre... Continue Reading
Dick Tallents, the former Presidentr of EFTTA, and Managing Director of UK-based Masterline Walker, has died.
Dick, who served on the EFTTA Board for 12 years, retired from the company in 2013. He was also an active member of the British Fishing Tackle Trade Association – the forerunner of today's Angling Trades Association (ATA).
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Lew’s Holdings Corporation, owner of the Lew’s Fishing, Strike King Lures and Hunters Specialties brands, has recruited Connie Parker from Pure Fishing to its Board of Directors.
Parker was Director of Stewardship and Corporate Sustainability for Pure Fishing and also serves on several national boards, including Ducks Unlimited.
“Connie’s profound impact on the advancement of conservation policy in the US, combined with her experience in the angling industry, will be invaluable to both our business and industry as we enter the next decade,” said Ken Eubanks, CEO of Lew’s Holdings Corporation.
Parker has also served as an advisory board member at the Union Sportsman’s Alliance (USA). Her appointment to the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Blue-Ribbon Panel has resulted in ongoing legislative public policy initiatives contributing to the success of conservation projects at both national and state level.
She is also a longstanding member of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Foundation (FFWF) and was recently recognised for her leadership and impact on Florida conservation through initiatives with youth and education.
“The success of Lew’s is directly linked to the success of conservation in our nation,” said Parker. “It consistently upholds the highest standards in the preservation of land and water.”.. Continue Reading
Pure Fishing, the world’s largest suppler of fishing tackle, has strengthened its dominant presence in the saltwater market with the acquisition of Fin-Nor and Van Staal from W.C. Bradley/Zebco Holdings.
Announced today, Pure Fishing says that the move will accelerate the group’s ongoing focus on driving growth in the fishing industry. Captain Craig Cantelmo, who headed up the Van Staal business for Zebco, will join Pure Fishing as part of the acquisition.
He will report to Dave Bulthuis, Pure Fishing’s newly appointed President of North America, who was the Director of Sales for Fin-Nor earlier in his career.
“The Fin-Nor and Van Staal brands are some of the most storied brands in the fishing industry,” said Harlan M. Kent, CEO of Pure Fishing. “We are excited to add them to our portfolio and are committed to maintaining their focus on the independent retail channel.
"Our Pure Fishing team looks forward to driving their growth and our overall saltwater business, which is anchored by the iconic PENN brand.”
Finn-Nor was founded in 1933 when Captain Tommy Gifford and Inventor, Frederick Martin Grieten, along with other Miami-based captains, created a prototype reel that caught a 527 lb bluefin tuna. The event carved out a unique position for the brand and Fin-Nor reels have racked up more than 900 international Game Fish Association (IGFA) records since.
Van Staal was created in..Continue Reading
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