EFTTA announces first major new member since relocation

The European Fishing Tackle Trade Association (EFTTA) has released details of its first major new member since the recent relocation of its headquarters from the UK to Brussels.

Visdeal, a leading European fishing tackle e-commerce company based in the Netherlands, has signed up to become an active member, with managing director Willem Bontrup also joining the EFTTA board.

Willem said: “For several years, I have followed the important work that EFTTA has been doing and, with the recent changes, I feel it is the right time for Visdeal to become an active member.

“The tackle trade industry and recreational angling need all the support they can get, as there are many threats from all sides. I encourage all retailers and brands to join and ensure a bright future for the sport and business. It is a great honour to join the main EFTTA board and I look forward to contributing with the years of experience that I have in the trade.”

EFTTA has relocated to Brussels to enhance its lobbying capabilities and strengthen its voice on behalf of the European fishing tackle industry. With this in mind, the organisation is working hard to increase membership to fund this essential work. Visdeal’s membership is seen as a positive step forward and sets an example for other companies in the industry to follow.

EFTTA vice-president Ross Honey added: “We are delighted to welcome Visdeal as the first new member since our move to Brussels.

“Willem is well-known and respected in the industry and we are thrilled to have him join our board. With the exciting dynamic plans we have for EFTTA going forward, Willem will be a tremendous addition and help us achieve our goals.”