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Canada’s sport fishing industry association has appointed a celebrated former Shimano advocate as its Director of Government Affairs. Phil Morlock, who recently retired from the Japanese-based tackle giant after 29-years as its Vice President of Government Affairs/Advocacy in North America, has been appointed Director of Government Affairs for the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association (CSIA) and […]The post Former Shimano exec takes major Canadian industry role appeared first on Angling International.
A major recreational fishing boat maker has been invited to The White House for the fourth annual Made in America celebration. President Donald Trump has invited 50 businesses from across the country to the event next month to showcase their products, including the Correct Craft companies, Parker Boats and Nautique Boat Company. Bill Yeargin, CEO […]The post Why fishing boat maker has been invited to The White House appeared first on Angling International.
Navico has recruited 30-year industry veteran, Sean Hatherley, for its top sales role for the Americas – Senior Vice President of Sales. Hatherley will oversee all retail, distribution, technical installer and boat builder sales channels in North, Central and South America. He has worked for Navico twice previously, as well as Nautec in the UK, […]The post Industry veteran assumes Navico’s top Americas sales role appeared first on Angling International.
Two of America’s top brands and enthusiastic supporters of high school fishing didn’t let the COVID-19 shutdown and restrictions on angling stop their commitment to encouraging participation. But they admit that ... ...ing Digital High School Fishing Tournament in March little did they know how it […]The post Lew’s and Strike King fill high school fishing void during pandemic appeared first on Angling International.
RIO Products, arguably the world’s best-known fly line brand, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with a tribute to founders, Jim and Kitty Vincent. The pioneering couple toured North America from Key West to British Columbia, fishing wherever they could and writing about their experiences. In the days before specialised tapers, Jim, a lifelong fly […]The post Award-winning fly brand in tribute to founders on 30th anniversary appeared first on Angling International.
Big 5 Sporting Goods – one of North America’s biggest suppliers of fishing tackle – has reported a 31.9% surge in same-store-sales in July. Reporting its COVID-19 affected second quarter performance this week, which saw sales decrease by 4.2% ... ...comparable period in 2019, Steven G. Miller, the company’s Chairman, President and CEO, told […]The post Big 5 Sporting Goods reports 31.9% surge in July sales appeared first on Angling International.
A top fly reel maker has been recognised by Donald Trump in the White House for its commitment to producing product in the United States. Nautilus Reels attended the Spirit of America Showcase, an event that highlights industry-leading companies that manufacture domestically. In addition to designing and making its reels in Miami, aluminium and major […]The post President Trump recognises US reel maker at White House appeared first on Angling International.
Theron Asbery has been named Marketing Director at American Tackle Company, the Florida-based fishing rod components manufacturer renowned across the world for its award-winning MicroWave Guide System Asbery was formerly with Yo-Zuri America, where he was Marketing Manager. Originally from Oklahoma, he is a successful tournament angler, having accomplished strong finishes in all the divisions […]The post American Tackle appoints successful tournament angler as Marketing Director appeared first on Angling International.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of North America’s leading suppliers of fishing tackle, saw its net sales slide as many of its stores were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Edward W. Stack, its Chairman and CEO, said that its strong liquidity position, with cash and cash equivalents of approximately $1.5 billion, and […]The post Sales slide but Dick’s Sporting Goods confident for future appeared first on Angling International.
Dick’s Sporting Goods has reopened its stores in 23 states across the US, utilising new social distancing guidelines and the retention of curbside pick-up. The Pennsylvania-based company. which has over 850 outlets across America, said in a statement: “As we reopen our doors in some areas of the country where local guidelines and public health […]The post Dick’s Sporting Goods reopens stores in 23 states appeared first on Angling International.