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Casey Shedd confirms AFTCO’s move into freshwater

AFTCO is making its first move into freshwater fishing on its 60th anniversary. The Californian company, owned and operated by three generations of the Shedd family and a huge brand in saltwater, is initially launching a range of bass fishing clothing. It has also announced the formation of the AFTCO Freshwater Pro Team that includes […]The post Casey Shedd confirms AFTCO’s move into freshwater appeared first on Angling International....

Abu Garcia joins Berkley as backer of Bassmaster Classic

Abu Garcia has joined its Pure Fishing stablemate, Berkley, as a premier sponsor of the Bassmaster Classic. Berkley is renewing its association with the organiser of the ‘Superbowl of bass fishing’, B.A.S.S., while Abu Garcia is joining the line-up of backers. “These two iconic brands are highly respected by more than 500,000 of our members […]The post Abu Garcia joins Berkley as backer of Bassmaster Classic appeared first on Angling International....

Fishing Republic begins search for new CEO

The acting CEO of fast-growing UK retailer Fishing Republic has left the company after completing a comprehensive appraisal of all its operations. Chris Griffin took over from CEO Stephen Gross amid a number of Board changes in November following a ‘significant deterioration’ in trading. During his short time with the north of England-based business he […]The post Fishing Republic begins search for new CEO appeared first on Angling International....

Rods lead the way for Wychwood at iceTackle* show

As the date draws near for iceTackle*, the trade show of UK manufacturer and distributor Leeda, more details have emerged on some of the new tackle that will be on view for the first time. Leeda’s Wychwood carp portfolio is set to change dramatically with the introduction of a new range of rods under the […]The post Rods lead the way for Wychwood at iceTackle* show appeared first on Angling International....

Tippets: Offshore Drilling Bad News for Anglers, Pebble Partnership Application, Climate Change and Dead Zones

The Trump administration has announced it will open most offshore waters for drilling and anglers should be concerned, writes Monte Burke. “It’s now time to sit up and pay attention now. Sign petitions. Call your local Congressmen and women. Stand … more →...

KastKing announces presence in fly fishing sector

KastKing is set to exhibit at the second of the series of Fly Fishing Shows across the US as it announces its presence in the sector. The company – part of the Poseidon group – launched what it describes as a completely new and affordable range of fly fishing products at the Denver show earlier […]The post KastKing announces presence in fly fishing sector appeared first on Angling International....

ICAST keeps your business top of the pile, says buyer

Since his first visit to ICAST in Las Vegas five years ago, Kevin Baxter has watched in awe at the seemingly never-ending line of innovative new products that have graced the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show. And the buyer for the Fishing Department at Kentucky Outdoors is adamant about the value of attending. “You […]The post ICAST keeps your business top of the pile, says buyer appeared first on Angling International....

Tax will hit recreational boat fishing industry says MMMA

Crucial legislation that would seriously impact on the recreational boat fishing industry in the US is being strongly opposed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The Trump administration may choose to impose import duty of up to 60% on Chinese aluminium, resulting in a huge price burden on manufacturers. The NMMA testified on behalf […]The post Tax will hit recreational boat fishing industry says MMMA appeared first on Angling International....

PRADCO Outdoor Brands adds Micah Frazier to pro staff

PRADCO Outdoor Brands has announced the signing of B.A.S.S. Elite Series angler, Micah Frazier, as the latest addition to its list of sponsored professional anglers. Frazier joins a team of successful tournament anglers, including Stetson Blaylock, Alton Jones, Alton Jones Jr. and Jason Christie. Frazier will represent tournament-tested War Eagle Custom Lures, YUM and Bandit […]The post PRADCO Outdoor Brands adds Micah Frazier to pro staff appeared first on Angling International....

Team Westin recruits two new European members

Danish fishing tackle manufacturer Westin has made two additions to its team in Europe. Dr Paul Garner, one of the UK’s leading lure anglers, and Andreas Zachbauer, one of Austria’s most active predator fishermen, have joined Team Westin. Garner is among the best known angling writers in the UK and was instrumental in bringing modern […]The post Team Westin recruits two new European members appeared first on Angling International....

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