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US Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, has reversed a decision to allow mining for gold on the doorstep of the world famous Yellowstone National Park, following a campaign backed by the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFTTA). He signed an order to remove the mineral rights from two proposed mines, protecting the environment and economic health […]The post Zinke reverses gold mining go-ahead near Yellowstone National Park appeared first on Angling International.
Japanese bait manufacturer Marukyu has withdrawn its operations within the UK, blaming poor trading conditions, uncertainty caused by Brexit and turmoil within the angling trade in the region. Widely regarded as the world’s biggest supplier of bait, Marukyu, under then Chairman John Loftus, entered the UK in 2010 and in 2015 bought Chapel Baits to […]The post Marukyu Europe withdraws from UK market appeared first on Angling International.
The deployment of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) off the coast of Australia’s Northern Territory has been welcomed by the country’s tackle industry. The initiative is part of a $50 million investment in recreational fishing by the Territory’s Labor Government, intended to create jobs in the sector FADs attract small bait fish, which then attract bigger […]The post Trade welcomes deployment of fish attracting devices appeared first on Angling International.
Growing Swedish brand, Headbanger Lures, is continuing to expand its distribution across Europe and beyond. Following a successful meeting at this year’s EFTTEX trade show in Amsterdam, it has agreed a deal that will see its products distributed in Poland by Fishing Store, a retail outlet and online shop based in Sochaczew, a city in […]The post Fishing Store takes on Polish sales of Headbanger Lures appeared first on Angling International.
From the Robb Report, By Sheila Gibson Stoodley On August 30, 2018 Are you ready to trade in your yoga mat for a fishing rod and waders? Women are embracing the sport of fly-fishing like never before, and they’re doing … Continue reading →
Representatives of the outdoor sports industry have been lining up this week to express their opposition to proposed tariffs on Chinese-made goods. In Washington DC on Monday the United States Trade Representative (USTR) kicked off a week of public hearings on the latest products from China that could face $200 billion in tariffs. The worry […]The post Industry representatives line up to oppose new tariffs on Chinese goods appeared first on Angling International.
The Tackle & Guns Trade Show planned for this year has been cancelled. An email officially informing the trade was sent out today. Organiser Nick Marlow, owner of UK trade magazine Tackle & Guns, says that “it is with... ...…]The post 2018 T&G Show cancelled because of trade ‘apathy and lack of urgency’ appeared first on Angling International.
Tony Fordham, for more than 50 years a mainstay of the UK tackle trade and one of its foremost rod builders, died last week at the age of 87. Fordham started out in the trade in1954 and went on to become a rod designer and manufacturer at Davenport & Fordham in Fordingb... ... […]The post UK rod builder Tony Fordham dies at the age 87 appeared first on Angling International.
Ken High, the founder Dr Slick, the US-based manufacturer of fly fishing tools, has died at the age of 85 following a year-long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. A surgeon by trade, Dr High founded Dr Sick in 1987 because he was unhappy with the quality of clamps, nippers, scissors and other fly fishing and fly […]The post Dr Slick founder Dr Ken High dies at age of 85 appeared first on Angling International.
The Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA) has declared its annual show a ‘great success’ after 80 exhibitors and 400 retailers attended the latest event. However, the organisers say they are committed to making the trade show more ‘attractive and beneficial’in the future and plans could include a change of location and... ...The post Key changes could be in the pipeline for AFTA show appeared first on Angling International.