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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.

TTW Staff  |  Jul 05, 2021  |  0 comments
Anything Possible Brands, which has a string of tackle names under its belt, has appointed outdoor business expert John Weiss as its Chief Executive Officer. He will begin work on expanding the group, which includes Perfection Lures, youth fishing brand Kids Caster and spinning rod and reel name ProFISHiency.
John Hunter  |  May 20, 2021  |  0 comments
Retailers attending this July’s Australian Fishing Trade Show on the Gold Coast are being given a voucher for Aus$750 to buy tackle from exhibitors during the event.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 24, 2020  |  0 comments

Donald Cooke, the company with major fishing brands Rod Hutchinson & Bait-Tech within its portfolio, has been granted planning permission to expand its factory in Sheffield, England.
The new building will hold over 400 pallets for stocks of tackle and manufactured goods ready for sale and 60 tonnes of silo space for bulk ingredients. Construction was due to start in January.

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.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 11, 2020  |  0 comments
Ben Miller has been named director of sales and operations for VMC Inc, beginning on January 1st, 2021 reporting to VMC president, Cyrille Viellard, as successor to longstanding colleague Cyrille Mathieu.
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.
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  |  May 10, 2021  |  0 comments
Carey Graves has been promoted to president of American Daiwa, the company’s United States operation. Graves replaces Trevor Teragaki, who has been elevated to board chairman and also represents Daiwa USA as a board member for Globeride, Inc., Daiwa’s Japan-based parent company. The moves are expected to strengthen Daiwa’s increasingly strong position in the North and South American recreational fishing markets.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Nov 26, 2020  |  0 comments

A project to create the world’s largest gold and copper mine in Alaska but which would have destroyed important salmon breeding grounds looks set to fail.

The Pebble Mine plan, in Alaska’s famed Bristol Bay, has been denied a permit from the US’ Army Corps of Engineers after a decade of wrangling, with officials saying it would be “contrary to the public interest.”

TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Nov 01, 2020  |  0 comments
Top-quality, on-water eyewear brand Costa Sunglasses has unveiled a special line of frames – the Freedom Series – designed to highlight its partnership with US veteran outdoor experience initiative, Freedom Fighter Outdoors.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Apr 08, 2021  |  0 comments
The European Fishing Tackle Trade Association and its exhibition arm, EFTTEX, are to shut down in the UK and relocate to Belgium as a not-for-profit organisation.
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.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Sep 24, 2020  |  0 comments
The organisers of the EFTTEX tackle trade show, which was postponed back in June because of Covid-19, have been heartened by news that the venue in Prague has reopened and staged its first event in months.
John Hunter  |  Jun 03, 2021  |  0 comments
With no European trade shows this year and online ordering becoming more common, Hungarian tackle supplier Energofish has come up with an innovative solution to help distributors and dealers buy its baits more easily.