John Hunter

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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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