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John Hunter  |  May 17, 2021  |  0 comments
A range of online and offline opportunities are being launched for this year’s Taiwan international Fisheries & Seafood Show as organisers prepare to welcome the world this September.
John Hunter  |  Jul 22, 2021  |  0 comments
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation and the Level 3 epidemic alert in Taiwan, along with considerations for the health and safety of visitors and exhibitors, the Taiwan International Fisheries and Seafood Show 2021 (TIFSS 2021) has been postponed.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Aug 04, 2020  |  0 comments

With more people going fishing for the first time or returning to the sport after lockdown restrictions on angling were lifted in the UK, the Angling Trade Association’s (ATA) 2020 Take A Friend Fishing initiative is going from strength to strength.

TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Jul 17, 2020  |  0 comments
Tackle Trade World is sad to announce the passing of Len Borgström, the grandson of Abu Garcia founder Carl August Borgström, famed fishing reel pioneer and former company president, who died on July 15th at the age of 88.
TTW Staff  |  Feb 21, 2022  |  0 comments
The Worth Company, a family-owned and operated manufacturer specialising in fishing tackle components, has named Tim Worth as the corporation’s president.
TTW Staff  |  Mar 16, 2022  |  0 comments
An amazing custom rod build by Danny Thomson has scooped top spot in this year’s International Rod Building Challenge, organised by American Tackle Co. His design, inspired by his love of fishing and duck hunting, beat more than 80 other competitors’ blanks from across the world, making it the largest entry on record.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Jul 13, 2020  |  0 comments

The best-selling tackle brands in the USA last year have been revealed in an insightful report that has just been published. Big names like Shakespeare, Daiwa, Rapala, Berkley, Eagle Claw, Columbia and Plano were among those listed along with a couple of surprises in the survey of more than 9,000 anglers last year by specialist market research and economics firm Southwick Associates.

John Hunter  |  Jan 31, 2022  |  0 comments
Companies involved in sportfishing in Denmark have come together to found a national trade association to boost the industry. The Danish Angling Association includes founding members representing tackle manufacturers, wholesalers, tackle shops, fishing guides, tourism, NGOs and boat and put and take operators.
John Hunter  |  Jun 24, 2021  |  0 comments
Two major trade shows set for the coming months have been forced to cancel or postpone in the wake of increased Covid-19 cases.
John Hunter  |  Nov 16, 2021  |  0 comments

The death has been announced of probably the most famous editor in the history of UK trade magazine Tackle & Guns, Cyril Holbrook, writes John Mitchell.

He passed away on Thursday, November 11th, aged 86 years old. Cyril had survived three bouts of cancer but, as his son Paul, said: “You can’t be a winner all the time.”

TTW Staff  |  Jun 01, 2021  |  0 comments
A new name and enhanced support will fishing coaches across the UK to deliver an even better service and work more closely with the industry. The Angling Coaches Association (ACA), formerly the Professional Anglers Association, which was created in 1999, is now able to offer its member coaches even more advice and benefits than before.
John Hunter  |  Oct 15, 2021  |  0 comments
Predator angler Ant Glascoe Jr has joined UK tackle dealer chain Fishing Republic following the acquisition of the firm by the JD Sports Group. Fishing Republic became part of JD Outdoors in December 2019, and the UK’s biggest retail group for outdoors is expanding its team in Greater Manchester by hiring fishing specialists in a bid to become market leaders in the sector.
John Hunter  |  Aug 02, 2022  |  0 comments
National Fishing Month in the UK, which kicked off yesterday, will be the biggest and best ever with key organisations joining forces to make fishing part of every family’s to-do list this summer!
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 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.

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