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Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) have been elected to fill seats on its Board of Directors. At-Large seats have gone to: Dave Pfeiffer, President, Shimano North America Fishing, a former Chairman of the Board; Dale Barnes, Division Manager, Marketing, Yamaha Motor Corporation, Marine Group, a new Board member. Regional seats went to: […]The post ASA elects four Board members for 2018 appeared first on Angling International.
Svendsen Sport brand, Savage Gear, is set to open a sales office in America following the amicable termination of its distribution agreement in the region with Okuma. A joint statement from Svendsen Sport and Okuma said that move has been prompted by strong growth in sales of Okuma rods and reels and a decision by the […]The post Savage Gear to set up own distribution network in U.S. appeared first on Angling International.
Scandinavian fishing tackle manufacturer, Westin, has strengthened its team in North America with the appointment of one of Florida’s best known fishing guides and tournament anglers. Captain ... ...profile in the region. “We are excited to […]The post Team Westin appoints new team member in North America appeared first on Angling International.
Jeff Pontius, President and CEO of Zebco Brands, will retire next month after 20 years with the global fishing tackle manufacturer. He will be replaced by Steve Smits, President of Zebco North America. The changes were announced this morning in an internal memo to staff by Mark Olivié, President and CEO of Zebco Brands’ parent […]The post Zebco Brands announces retirement of Jeff Pontius appeared first on Angling International.
Fishing sales at Shimano for the first quarter of the year rose by 13.2% compared to the same period in 2017, thanks to ‘robust’ sales in Japan and improved performances in Europe, North America and Asia. Overall, the Japanese bicycle components and fishing tackle manufacturer saw its net sales rise to 85,236 million yen – […]The post Shimano starts year with 13% hike in fishing tackle sales appeared first on Angling International.
The 2017 NECC was the first ever carp conference in North America and it proved to be a huge success with attendees coming from more than 14 US States & even Canada! Read more →The post 2018 Northeast Carp Conference appeared first on On The Water.
Experienced European product manager Robert Valkeneer has taken on a new role at DAM, the Svendsen Sport brand. Formerly with Pure Fishing, Valkeneer joined DAM in 2016 as Product Manager with special... ... for Quick reels and has now been promoted to the role of Head of Product Development at the German company. He is […]The post Appointments at DAM, Thomas & Thomas, Fulling Mill and Shimano North America appeared first on Angling International.
Dates for next year’s series of Fly Fishing Show events across North America have been published. The announcement comes hot on the heels of the 2018 series of events which the organiser says has been its most successful. It finished earlier this month at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Previous or potential exhibitors seeking advance registration or to […]The post Dates for 2019 US Fly Fishing Shows released appeared first on Angling International.
Many of you know, and maybe some don’t, but Craig and I spent the last 8 weeks in South America (Peru + Ecuador), and then in Andros Island for bonefish. We apologize for the lack of blog posts recently (I’m talking to you, Dennis!), but this is a task that is best performed on a..... Read MoreThe post Return to the north appeared first on GREAT DIVIDE OUTFITTERS.
One of Canada’s top fishing tackle manufacturers has said that the country’s ailing industry – in decline since 2015 – may be beginning to stabilise. A turbulent economic environment across North America, fuelled by fierce market competition and changing consumer buying habits, has resulted in retail outlets in Canada closing, including LeBaron’s four stores in […]The post Industry leader: Canada emerging from sales doldrums appeared first on Angling International.