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TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Apr 06, 2021  |  0 comments

A strong sales and marketing team has been unveiled by leading brand Westin to move it forwards in Germany.

Among those joining the company to help its growth are renowned predator expert, Dietmar Isaiasch, who becomes head of sales in Germany and Austria after a spell with Zebco Europe.

TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Mar 25, 2021  |  0 comments
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association has announced that the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show will return to the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 20th to 22nd, 2021.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Mar 15, 2021  |  0 comments
Pure Fishing, the world’s largest fishing tackle company, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Plano Synergy Holdings.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Mar 15, 2021  |  0 comments
A brand-new title and platform covering the camping and leisure vehicles industries – Camping Trade World – has seen its first magazine go live. A sister to Tackle Trade World and Gun Trade World, CTW is a multi-channel digital B2B platform for the sector.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Mar 01, 2021  |  0 comments
The European Fishing Tackle Trade Association board has unanimously deemed it necessary to cancel EFTTEX 2021 because of current circumstances surrounding the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Mar 01, 2021  |  0 comments
The UK’s fishing tackle industry body, the Angling Trades Association, is today writing to seven Government ministers and 62 MPs along with Environment Secretary George Eustice in an effort to make it easier for bait manufacturers to export their products to Europe.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Feb 17, 2021  |  0 comments
The American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA) has been left shocked following the resignation of Ben Bulis, its president for the past eight years.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Feb 17, 2021  |  0 comments
Rather Outdoors, the firm which owns Lew‘s, Fox International and Salmo, has confirmed to TTW that it has acquired the portfolio of Zebco brands, which includes Zebco, Preston Innovations and many more.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Feb 12, 2021  |  0 comments
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is developing a timetable to phase out lead in fishing weights as part of wider restrictions designed to reduce the risks of the material to people, wildlife and the environment.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Feb 09, 2021  |  0 comments
Zebco Europe, the major tackle supplier with exclusive brands Zebco, Rhino, Black Cat, Quantum, Magic Trout Browning and Radical, is looking for a country manager to handle its French operation.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Feb 02, 2021  |  0 comments
Kenyan fly-tying company Gone Fishing, like many in the industry, has gone through some major challenges in 2020 thanks to Covid-19 but it has now seen orders pick up and has just re-employed the staff it had to lay off at the start of the crisis.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Feb 01, 2021  |  0 comments
The international tackle trade has been saddened to learn of the passing of Pierangelo Zanetta, the one-time president of the European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) and a key player in Shimano Europe for many years.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Jan 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Welsh fly line and tackle manufacturer Airflo has boosted its environmental efforts by backing the UK Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme initiative

The firm, which was acquired by US-based Mayfly Group – which owns Ross and Abel Reels –in 2019, wants to encourage its customers to recycle old fly lines rather than add them to the increasing problem of landfill.

John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Rapala VMC Corporation has agreed a deal to acquire Okuma’s European and Russian trademarks and associated assets for around $8 million USD.

At the same time, the two businesses have reached a supply agreement for Rapala VMC to buy Okuma branded reels and rods from the company.

TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Jan 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Due to the currently still very tense situation of the pandemic which unfortunately does not permit any prospect of reasonable and secure planning of an event April, the organisers have decided to postpone the 16th Experience of World Fishing (EWF) event to October 23rd and 24th.

EWF is regarded as the largest fly-fishing show on the continent of Europe, attracting visitors from all over the world.

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