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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.

TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Jan 19, 2021  |  0 comments
Svendsen Sport is once again strengthening its marketing team and this time the Copenhagen-based company is looking for a full-time marketer and content creator to grow the Savage Gear brand in Sweden.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Jan 13, 2021  |  0 comments
Tackle dealers in England, currently unable to open their doors to customers because of a third national lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19 can offer Click & Collect services instead.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 24, 2020  |  0 comments

The private company behind Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and White River Marine Group has grown its retail portfolio further with the purchase of Sportsman’s Warehouse.

It means the Great American Outdoors Group will add the retail giant’s 112 stores to its 169 outlets under the Bass Pro and Cabela’s brands.

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: Dec 16, 2020  |  0 comments
Rod maker G Loomis has enhanced its commitment to get its customers back on the water fast, with an improved warranty program and an easy-to-use Xpeditor Service for rods replacement.
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.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 03, 2020  |  0 comments
One of the fastest growing recreational fishing brands in the USA, 13 Fishing, has started to fill retail stores, tackle bags, rod holders and the hands of anglers around the world as Rapala VMC Corporation begins its rollout of the Florida-based brand globally.
TTW Staff  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Dec 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Danish based Fairpoint A/S, owner of the trade’s fastest growing brands Westin and Kinetic Fishing, has unveiled its latest resource for UK and Irish retailers.

The showroom, based in Dublin, will offer UK and Irish retailers the opportunity to see all products, either by traditionally visiting the showroom or via its new virtual service.

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.”

John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Nov 09, 2020  |  0 comments
Theis Gronemann (left) has swapped fast cars for fishing tackle as he joins the team at Danish-based Svendsen Sport as international brand manager.
John Hunter  |  Apr 27, 2021  |  First Published: Nov 04, 2020  |  0 comments
Westin Fishing’s long-term sales representative Daniel Nilsson has become its marketing and content specialist on the water, effectively making him Europe’s first full-time professional predator angler.

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