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With the UK voting to leave the European Union following the historic Referendum, what effect will ‘Brexit’ have on our trades?

The British people voted by a narrow majority – 51.9 per cent to 48.1 per cent – for the UK to begin extracting itself from the EU, a process expected to take around two years to complete.

Stock markets initially tumbled, sterling fell in value and many were decidedly nervous the morning after the vote on June 23rd but things have stabilised somewhat since then.

However, what does this historic decision mean for the shooting and fishing trades?

Certainly, those who buy and sell guns in the UK are unclear about what will happen next and what effect it will have on their business, long-term.

Edward King, managing director of ASI, which imports AYA and Rizzini guns, Crosman airguns and a number of other products from around the world, said: “The only certainty we have is that of the currency: sterling has lost value against a basket of currencies, notably the dollar and the euro.

“Effectively, this means that the products that we buy are more expensive and will consequently go up in price at ‘street level’. Of course, importers will have bought currency forward for a period of time and this will offset the loss of value, but the principle is there.

“The EC5 transfer document, which has worked quite well for both importers and exporters, is likely to change but what the new arrangements will be no-one knows. In the immediate, it seems to be a case of ‘business as usual’, albeit with rather more volatility in the value of the pound.”

Karl Waktare, who runs distributor GMK, part owned by the Italian Beretta Group, added: “The three biggest, non-controllable, factors affecting our business are legislation, the strength of the economy and the exchange rate.

“The first factor is hopefully not going to change and maybe we have taken a step to greater control of this where shooting is concerned. The second factor is a big unknown; the UK has certainly taken the risky option. The exchange rate is also likely to be volatile over the coming months, which makes planning very difficult.

“Had we voted to remain the pound would now be soaring and I am pretty sure the forecasts for growth would have been much more positive. However, we are where we are and need to make the most of our situation. The UK is still a great place to do business and we have one of the strongest economies in Europe – and the fifth biggest in the world.”

John Batley, director of the UK’s Gun Trade Association, said: “Firstly, we are now in a situation we have never faced before and are therefore completely in the dark as to how events will unfold.

“Secondly, and with reference to the EU Regulation on de-acts, the proposed new EU Firearms Directive and the UK Policing & Crime Bill, these issues are all directly linked to one another.

“If the pound falls against other currencies, exports will benefit but imports will suffer. Many of our civilian firearms and other goods come from the EU and these will be more expensive in the UK gun shops. If this is the future then our part in the UK economy may suffer as people may buy less.

“Equally important could be the lack of free trade in the EU and restrictions on the free movement of goods to and from the 27 remaining Member States. At present we have a simple import and export system between EU dealers and our RFDs, which is based on EU transfer arrangements. We have no idea how this may change when we are no longer in the EU.

“Having said all this, let us never forget that we are a resilient people and others in the EU will want/need to continue to buy from and sell to their long-standing partners in the UK.”

 

Fishing for a deal

For those in the tackle sector, many are rolling up their sleeves preparing to do battle…

Fly and fly fishing equipment supplier Dragon Tackle is one of those companies concerned at what happens next. It is a big exporter of flies and exhibits at the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition (EFTTEX) each year.

Boss Terry Clease told T&G: “I am totally against Brexit – this company has been trading all over the world since before we ever joined the European Union!

“Joining the EU in the first place made things much easier for us – in fact, I believe it was the best thing we ever did.

“Now, though, I think it will prove harder to export tackle – there will be more red tape and bureaucracy. We will get round all the it, of course, but it won’t be as smooth trading conditions as before.”

Terry also has experience of dealing with two current non-EU countries nearby, held up by the Leave campaign as ‘shining lights’ – Switzerland and Norway.

“Selling to both of these countries is problematic to say the least – there is certainly extra paperwork and everything is more expensive.

“Granted the drop in sterling has helped me at present with European sales but this won’t outweigh the difficulties if or when we finally leave. Indeed, if that day comes, I may need to look at relocating the business!”

On another tack, the Angling Trust, which handles the sport in England, has pledged to fight for the best deal for fishing.

Chief executive Mark Lloyd said the trust will:

* press for existing EU environmental legislation such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, Water Framework Directive and the Habitats Directive, all of which are written into UK law, to be maintained in full to protect fish and habitats.

* argue for sensible regulation of agriculture and for subsidies to be linked to the achievement of improved outcomes for the water environment.

* fight to ensure any arrangements for sea fisheries management benefit both fish stocks and recreational sea anglers.

* encourage individuals, clubs and fisheries to join the trust and Fish Legal to strengthen its number for campaigns ahead.

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Gerber has unveiled a special autumn/winter sell-in offer for retailers looking to stock its new Moment series knives. ... Read more

United against gun-ownership plans

United against gun-ownership plans

Proposals from the European Commission, which could see unjustified restrictions placed on lawful gun ownership, are bei... Read more

T&G Show keeps business on track

T&G Show keeps business on track

Strong orders for new product ensured that the 2013 Tackle & Guns Trade Show remained buoyant, with exhibitors repor... Read more

Tackle-shop debts continue to climb

Tackle-shop debts continue to climb

Troubled tackle shops owe hundreds of thousands of pounds in unpaid bills as they struggle to make ends meet. Some have... Read more

Burglers net £9k of tackle from shop

Burglers net £9k of tackle from shop

Famous Peterborough tackle shop Shelton's lost around £9,000 worth of kit after an early hours break-in in mid-September... Read more

New sales-force faces at Zebco Europe

New sales-force faces at Zebco Europe

Zebco Europe Ltd has taken on two new sales reps with immediate effect, as it looks to continue expanding. UK sales dir... Read more

Swarovski perfection meets tradition

Swarovski perfection meets tradition

Optics expert Swarovski has unveiled a complete range of high-quality and high-performance binoculars aimed squarely at ... Read more

Grub's for Christmas

Grub's for Christmas

Dealers are being urged to place orders for the range of Grub’s high-performance boots in time for Christmas. Whether l... Read more

Partridge continues British hook-making tradition

Partridge continues British hook-making …

Hook expert Partridge of Redditch, which returned to British hands in 2009, is to continue manufacturing in this country... Read more

BSA teams up with airgun training group

BSA teams up with airgun training group

British airgun manufacturer BSA Guns has joined forces with the Airgun Training and Education Organisation (ATEO) to off... Read more

Business is brisk as trade looks to Christmas

Business is brisk as trade looks to Chri…

The industry, across the board, is more buoyant now than it has been for a long time, with sales and orders up for many.... Read more

SMK loads up Beeman air rifle

SMK loads up Beeman air rifle

SMK has been eagerly awaiting the new Beeman RS2 air rifle for some time now… and it has finally arrived. Although it l... Read more

Turrall offers flies for coarse fish

Turrall offers flies for coarse fish

With the growth of fly fishing for coarse species, fly maker Turrall has come up with a range of products – and a new pa... Read more

Moonfleet brings on the brands

Moonfleet brings on the brands

Moonfleet Angling is unveiling two brands at the T&G Trade Show, which it believes dealers will be keen to get hold ... Read more

Fulling Mill to distribute Mustad fly hooks

Fulling Mill to distribute Mustad fly ho…

UK fly manufacturer Fulling Mill has won the rights to distribute fly hooks from leading Norwegian hook brand Mustad. F... Read more

Sporting Wholesale grows

Sporting Wholesale grows

Fishing and weaponry importer Sporting Wholesale continues with its expansion into shooting and weaponry supplies under... Read more

BSA looks forward with optics

BSA looks forward with optics

Things are looking good for BSA Optics, with launches of scopes and shooting accessories due for release at the Tackle &... Read more

Have-a-go angler numbers smash records

Have-a-go angler numbers smash records

The number of people trying angling during National Fishing Month (NFM) hit an all-time high of around 16,000.   NFM s... Read more

Solar launches direct-sales site

Solar launches direct-sales site

Bait and accessories giant Solar Tackle has launched a 24-7 web shop to ensure that its full range is available to angle... Read more

SMK to handle Remington brands after buyout

SMK to handle Remington brands after buy…

Sportsmarketing has followed up its acquisition by the US giant Remington Arms Company with a deal to distribute its por... Read more

Environment Agency offer unique opportunity.

Environment Agency offer unique opportun…

The Environment Agency is seeking a business partner for an exciting year long pilot project to increase online rod lice... Read more

Turkish brand finds distributor

Turkish brand finds distributor

Shooting-accessory supplier Wildhunter has added Turkish shotgun brand ATA Arms to its product portfolio for the UK. AT... Read more

Mullarkeys latest dealer to close

Mullarkeys latest dealer to close

Another well-known name in tackle retail – Mullarkeys – has closed the doors of its Burton upon Trent shop, Tackle &... Read more

Cannon primed for WB Clarke role

Cannon primed for WB Clarke role

Bradley Cannon has been appointed the sales agency for WB Clarke in the East and South East of England. The former sales... Read more

The Shooting Party turns to fishing

The Shooting Party turns to fishing

Gun and shooting accessory distributor The Shooting Party is entering the fly fishing market with a heritage brand. The... Read more

NiteSite helps disabled shots

NiteSite helps disabled shots

Night-vision newcomer NiteSite has been helping disabled shooters to enjoy their sport more, thanks to a generous donati... Read more

Duncan signs for BASC in the north

Duncan signs for BASC in the north

Duncan Thomas, a former wildlife crime liaison officer in a high-profile role with Lancashire Constabulary, has joined t... Read more

Leica’s flagship rangefinding binocular

Leica’s flagship rangefinding binocular

German optics expert Leica Camera, which has big growth plans for the UK, has unveiled its flagship Geovid HD-B rangefin... Read more

Loo-seat firm looks to bowl over trade

Loo-seat firm looks to bowl over trade

Your customers’ toilets will never be the same again with the arrival of Looprints, which makes high-quality illustrated... Read more

Premier role for pike angler

Premier role for pike angler

Premier Floats has taken on well-known and successful pike angler Nathan Edgell as a sponsored angler and pike consultan... Read more

Michael flies off to Orvis in USA

Michael flies off to Orvis in USA

Fly fishing and outdoor supplier and retailer Orvis has promoted its current UK managing director to a key role, based i... Read more

Waterline acquires cult clothing brand Diem

Waterline acquires cult clothing brand D…

Carp fashion clothing brand Diem has been acquired by one of the country’s biggest and oldest wholesalers, Waterline Ang... Read more

Who spends what on fishing and shooting

Who spends what on fishing and shooting

Shooters spend an average of more than £5,000 on their sport each year, while game fishermen hand over around £1,736.The... Read more

Blaser and Mauser go it alone in UK

Blaser and Mauser go it alone in UK

Premier German firearm manufacturers Blaser and Mauser are taking the distribution of their premium product lines into t... Read more

Sasame hooks and line set for UK growth

Sasame hooks and line set for UK growth

Neil Bryant, a former sea angling team World Champion with England and managing director of Blu-zone, has secured the so... Read more

New era for specialist Cox & Rawle

New era for specialist Cox & Rawle

Saltwater terminal tackle specialist Cox & Rawle has relaunched the brand in Ireland and revamped some of its rig ra... Read more

SMK expands its BB pistol range

SMK expands its BB pistol range

In the last few months, Sportsmarketing (SMK) has increased its 4.5mm BB CO2 air pistol offerings. Here are just a few t... Read more

Leeda changes sales strategy

Leeda changes sales strategy

Tackle giant Leeda, which includes the Wychwood and MAP brands, is switching its sales structure from reps to agents. J... Read more

£1 million prize fund for shooting contest

£1 million prize fund for shooting conte…

The Royal Berkshire Shooting School (RBSS) is launching a unique competition with £1 million worth of prizes up for grab... Read more

Helping the future of fishing

Helping the future of fishing

Tackle giant Preston Innovations’ I ♥ Fishing campaign introduced more than 30 new anglers to the sport at a special Hav... Read more

Casstrom makes light work of Fenix in UK

Casstrom makes light work of Fenix in UK

Knife and accessory specialist Casstrom has added flashlight brand Fenix to its portfolio. Fenix is a leading outdoor-s... Read more

MPs get their hands on fine guns

MPs get their hands on fine guns

MPs from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Shooting and Conservation have visited the Holland and Holland factory to... Read more

Mark the ‘Wright’ man for Vass

Mark the ‘Wright’ man for Vass

Specialist wader and rainwear manufacturer Vass has now appointed Mark Wright as part of its growing sales team. Mark h... Read more

Marine supplier expands outdoor presence

Marine supplier expands outdoor presence

Marine-footwear specialist Chatham has unveiled its second country-footwear collection, complementing its existing lines... Read more

Sun shines on Ronnie at business awards

Sun shines on Ronnie at business awards

Gun and outdoor dealer Ronnie Sunshines is celebrating being named best retailer in a local business awards event. The ... Read more

Pay up or stay in jail – Hyde told

Pay up or stay in jail – Hyde told

Arms dealer Gary Hyde, jailed for supplying guns to Nigeria without a licence, has been ordered to pay more than £782,00... Read more

Pure Fishing buys Hardy & Greys

Pure Fishing buys Hardy & Greys

After months of speculation, Pure Fishing has revealed it is buying Alnwick-based Hardy & Greys. The news of the de... Read more

Fladen Fishing agrees Swedish deal

Fladen Fishing agrees Swedish deal

The owners of tackle giant Fladen Fishing in the UK have sold a quarter of their stake to the company’s namesake in Swed... Read more

Give bugs the brush-off

Give bugs the brush-off

Technical-clothing giant Baleno is gearing up for the summer by reminding dealers of its garments made using BuzzX insec... Read more

See how Rothery works

See how Rothery works

The new-look website for trade supplier John Rothery Wholesale boasts a string of features – including the chance to see... Read more

Pure Fishing announces acquisition of Hardy & Greys

Pure Fishing announces acquisition of Ha…

Pure Fishing, Inc., a leading global provider of fishing tackle, today announced that it has acquired Hardy & Greys ... Read more

A Really Wild face for fieldsports?

A Really Wild face for fieldsports?

The search is on for the face – or rather faces – of fieldsports for 2013. Fieldsports magazine has joined forces with ... Read more

Vass backs dealers with open days

Vass backs dealers with open days

Wader and waterproof-clothing expert Vass UK is offering dealers extra service and support by promising to attend select... Read more

Belstane marketing changes

Belstane marketing changes

Tracey Morley Jewkes, the marketing and brand manager of Belstane, the distributor behind Muck Boots, has left the compa... Read more

Sun shines on the trade at last

Sun shines on the trade at last

The sunny weather at the start of June has warmed up the industry no end – with dealers, suppliers, fisheries and shooti... Read more

Countdown to National Fishing Month

Countdown to National Fishing Month

With less than a month to go, its full steam ahead for National Fishing Month (NFM) organised by the Angling Trades Asso... Read more

Prince wears Hardy cap

Prince wears Hardy cap

A FAMOUS Northumberland fishing tackle manufacturer has proof that its clothing is fit for a king – after it was donned... Read more

Leeda unveils brand manager

Leeda unveils brand manager

Leeda has announced that Stuart Beard is its newly appointed brand manager for the Leeda product range. Stuart, who has... Read more

Face To Face - Richard Ali, BASC chief executive

Face To Face - Richard Ali, BASC chief e…

Putting shooting back on the front foot   Shooting sports have been on the defensive for too long. Now it is time to c... Read more

BSA continues its strong growth

BSA continues its strong growth

Sales growth has never been stronger for BSA Guns (UK) with the company achieving great things, both internationally and... Read more

Shooting Show grows again

Shooting Show grows again

The organisers of the British Shooting Show in February are promising a string of improvements for 2014 to offer the bes... Read more

LYNX offers shops POS display

LYNX offers shops POS display

Innovative tackle maker LYNX Fishing has designed state-of-the-art point-of-sale displays complete with video screens fo... Read more

Measom Freer bottles up additions to range

Measom Freer bottles up additions to ran…

Specialist-packaging manufacturer Measom Freer has added the svelte new Charnwood bottle range to its stock of products.... Read more

Huntsman Classic gets free servicing

Huntsman Classic gets free servicing

Buy & register your new Huntsman Classic in April, May or June 2013 and receive a voucher for a free service worth £... Read more

Look after your catch with Dr Weils

Look after your catch with Dr Weils

Dr Weils, maker of a hand and surface sanitiser for people, has come up with a product aimed at protecting carp and spec... Read more

Reuben Heaton weighs in with more media

Reuben Heaton weighs in with more media

Weighing scales and tackle firm Reuben Heaton is embracing the internet and social media to raise awareness of its produ... Read more

Sports Direct buys the rest of Waterline

Sports Direct buys the rest of Waterline

Giant sporting-goods retailer Sports Direct has purchased the remaining 75 per cent of tackle wholesaler Waterline. The... Read more

Caledonian and Countryside Alliance pull together

Caledonian and Countryside Alliance pull…

The sole distributor of Caledonian Cartridges is offering a year’s free Countryside Alliance (CA) membership and insuran... Read more

Daystate helps dealers profit from demand

Daystate helps dealers profit from deman…

Top airgun maker Daystate is looking for discerning dealers to sell its high-end models – and make some profit into the ... Read more

ATA Arms looking to the future

ATA Arms looking to the future

Despite one of the most intriguing pasts in the shooting trade, ATA Arms is looking firmly to the future, with new guns ... Read more

Abbey continues as Alan Paine ambassador

Abbey continues as Alan Paine ambassador

British ladies clay-shooting professional Abbey Burton will continue to promote Alan Paine country clothing for another ... Read more

Tim signs for Zebco

Tim signs for Zebco

Zebco Europe has hired industry stalwart Tim Wildermoth as its new UK management consultant. Tim is a familiar face to ... Read more

Korum makes fishing easy again

Korum makes fishing easy again

Volume Two of Korum’s free Fishing Made Easy magazine has just been released to encourage more anglers. Packed full of ... Read more

A new phase for Richard Wheatley

A new phase for Richard Wheatley

The next chapter has been written in the 153-year history of the iconic Richard Wheatley company. US firm REC Component... Read more

Seeland scales up for southern sales

Seeland scales up for southern sales

Business is looking good for shooting clothing and accessory supplier Seeland, with an expanded showroom and sales team.... Read more

Diana airguns come ‘home’ to UK

Diana airguns come ‘home’ to UK

Iconic airgun brand Diana has returned to its one-time home in the UK, following changes in its distribution. The brand... Read more

Don't miss the buzz at the show

Don't miss the buzz at the show

Some of the biggest names in the business have already signed up for this year's Tackle & Guns Trade Show - before t... Read more

Clive returns to the trade

Clive returns to the trade

One of the trade’s best-known names, Clive Wheldon, is returning to the tackle industry after seven years pursuing other... Read more

Fly legend Steve Parton passes away

Fly legend Steve Parton passes away

Fly fishing legend and Total Flyfisher contributor Steve Parton has passed away suddenly, at the age of 64. Widely rega... Read more

Highlander widens appeal with German Sport Guns

Highlander widens appeal with German Spo…

Scottish camping and outdoor equipment supplier Highlander Outdoor has secured distribution in Germany.   Airsoft and ... Read more

WE Airsoft sets up European HQ in UK

WE Airsoft sets up European HQ in UK

WE Airsoft has unveiled a distribution branch in the UK to service the growing demand in the wider European market. The... Read more

Direct to UK for Optics specialist

Direct to UK for Optics specialist

High-end optics manufacturer Schmidt & Bender believes that going direct to UK retailers – as it did last year – was... Read more

All-rounder Ben joins Enterprise

All-rounder Ben joins Enterprise

All-round angler Ben Ward has joined a major line-up of talent as a consultant at Enterprise Tackle. The 17-year-old, w... Read more

Brocock offers laminated sporter

Brocock offers laminated sporter

Airgun manufacturer Brocock, in partnership with Minelli, has unveiled its latest Concept Super Six model with a deluxe ... Read more

North West Angling Centre is back

North West Angling Centre is back

The famous North West Angling Centre (NWAC) tackle store is making a comeback just a couple of months after boss David H... Read more

Famous pundit joins White Gold Challenge Grand Final

Famous pundit joins White Gold Challenge…

PLACE YOUR BETS! British betting legend, BBC racing pundit Gary Wiltshire aka ‘The Belly from the Telly’ will be taking... Read more

Lone Angler launches website

Lone Angler launches website

Lone Angler Ltd is pleased to announce the official launch of their new, comprehensive website, www.loneangler.co.uk, un... Read more

Tickets on sale for CLA Game Fair

Tickets on sale for CLA Game Fair

The box office has opened and the countdown begun for this year’s CLA Game Fair – the world’s largest countryside event ... Read more

J J Vickers goes into administration

J J Vickers goes into administration

Tackle & Guns understands that one of the best-known shooting suppliers, J J Vickers, has gone into administration. ... Read more

Charity Clay Shoot at West Wycombe Estate

Charity Clay Shoot at West Wycombe Estat…

The Eve Appeal charity is pleased to announce its third annual charity clay shoot, at the stunning 5,000 acre West Wycom... Read more

IWA 2013: a great success

IWA 2013: a great success

Fully booked exhibition hallsAppreciable growth in number of visitorsSuccessful specialist exhibition Enforce TacIWA &am... Read more

CLA is the game fair everyone should attend

CLA is the game fair everyone should att…

Plans are under way for the biggest game fair in the UK again this summer and organisers are expecting plenty of oversea... Read more

Consumer shows give trade a boost

Consumer shows give trade a boost

Two giant fishing and shooting consumer shows defied the economy to give the industry a much-needed shot in the arm. Th... Read more

Barbour announces plans for more jobs

Barbour announces plans for more jobs

A North East clothing manufacturer has announced plans to take on sixty workers, boosting employment in the area. The c... Read more

REC completes Richard Wheatley takeover

REC completes Richard Wheatley takeover

THE DEAL for American rod-component firm REC to take full ownership of historic British fly box brand Richard Wheatley ... Read more

NiteSite announces month-long sale of night vision units!

NiteSite announces month-long sale of ni…

Awarding-winning night vision brand NiteSite is holding a nationwide sale throughout March! Participating retailers wil... Read more

Last chance for say on Scottish airgun control

Last chance for say on Scottish airgun c…

It’s now or never for airgun dealers and suppliers north of the border to have their say on plans for airgun licensing. ... Read more

Andy gets some sunshine in his life

Andy gets some sunshine in his life

Retailer Ronnie Sunshines, which is looking to set up franchises around the country, has appointed a new retail coordina... Read more

Leeda gets new marketing man

Leeda gets new marketing man

John Taylor, the ex-Preston Innovations marketing man is back in the trade at Leeda as its marketing manager.John replac... Read more

David Nickerson passes away

David Nickerson passes away

It is with great sadness that T&G report the death of one time gun trade stalwart David Nickerson. David passed away... Read more

Brand building seminar

Brand building seminar

Find out how to stand out in crowded markets and keep customers coming back for more…   Brands are not just for consum... Read more

Pallatrax set to grow with new owner

Pallatrax set to grow with new owner

Innovative tackle firm Pallatrax, the name behind Stonze weights, is planning major expansion now it has a successful mu... Read more

 EFTTEX pre-register, hotel and airline discounts

EFTTEX pre-register, hotel and airline …

EFTTA are pleased to announce that pre-registration for EFTTEX visitors will go live on the EFTTA website at the beginni... Read more

LYNX beefs up ordering process

LYNX beefs up ordering process

Terminal-tackle innovator LYNX has set up a dedicated sales-administration service to support its sales-ordering process... Read more

Sports Direct Supports Angling Causes

Sports Direct Supports Angling Causes

Newcomer to the angling market, high street retailer Sports Direct, has committed support and pledged significant financ... Read more

BSA shows massive export growth

BSA shows massive export growth

Airgun manufacturer BSA continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, with last year seeing it post hugely impressive figures.... Read more

NiteSite unveils website and new spotter

NiteSite unveils website and new spotter

It’s been a busy time for night-vision supplier NiteSite, with the launch of its hand-held digital Spotter and a new web... Read more

RIP Terry Lampard

RIP Terry Lampard

Terry Lampard, the man hailed as one of the country’s finest specimen anglers, has passed away, after a brief illness. ... Read more

Gold shooter working with Holland & Holland

Gold shooter working with Holland & Holl…

British Olympic double trap gold medallist Peter Wilson has lent his support to Holland & Holland as a ‘Friend of th... Read more

BASC adds to firearms team

BASC adds to firearms team

Paul Dale, a former firearm-licensing manager for Staffordshire and West Midlands Police, has joined the British Associa... Read more

Angling News Week only 69p

Angling News Week only 69p

There has been loads happening in the world of angling this week. The cover story of this weeks Angling News Week re... Read more

Gardner unveils trade catalogue

Gardner unveils trade catalogue

Gardner Tackle has released its 2013 trade brochure, with a new clear, concise and user-friendly design. It coincides w... Read more

LYNX Fishing restructures for 2013 challenges

LYNX Fishing restructures for 2013 chall…

Tackle trade newcomer LYNX Fishing – the name behind knotless technology – has made some significant changes at the top ... Read more

Trade can help preserve angling history

Trade can help preserve angling history

An organisation dedicated to preserving the memories of top anglers and fishing history is looking for help from the ind... Read more

Angler and broadcaster receives MBE

Angler and broadcaster receives MBE

BBC Radio Lancashire presenter, angling author and Angling Trust ambassador Martin James has received his MBE at Bucking... Read more

Prince visits Harrison Rods

Prince visits Harrison Rods

The Prince of wales visited Liverpool on the 21st January 2013 to deliver a speech about attracting young people to indu... Read more

Jack Pyke drives forward

Jack Pyke drives forward

The team at shooting and outdoor supplier Jack Pyke has taken delivery of a brand-new company vehicle. However, its Toy... Read more

Big names sign up for ACF roles

Big names sign up for ACF roles

The biggest and best year in Advanced Carp Fishing’s (ACF) history is on the cards as three top names join the magazine’... Read more

Leeda looking for marketing manager

Leeda looking for marketing manager

Leeda is the UK's largest distributor of fishing tackle, supplying over 1500 Independent Retailers and International Di... Read more

Viking Arms to supply MoD

Viking Arms to supply MoD

BRITISH forces in Afghanistan will soon be carrying pistols supplied by a firm from the region after it secured a £9m co... Read more

Taska signs lake deal with soccer star

Taska signs lake deal with soccer star

Fast-growing carp brand Taska is now the main sponsor with up-and-coming French lake Lac de Premiere. The large French ... Read more

Ronnie Sunshines job opportunity

Top shooting and outdoor shop Ronnie Sunshines is offering someone a new position and career opportunity as a retail coo... Read more

Dates set for WSB Tackle trade show

Dates set for WSB Tackle trade show

The dates for the 2013 WSB Tackle trade show are 25th, 26th, & 27th February.Please contact Marcus Holloway on 01209... Read more

CLA Game Fair leading fight to reignite rural economy

CLA Game Fair leading fight to reignite …

CLA Game Fair director Andrew Crawford has called on rural Britain to turn out in force to support this year’s country s... Read more

NiteSite attracts record crowds

NiteSite attracts record crowds

This year’s NiteSite demo evenings at retail outlets attracted more shooters than ever before. The six demos gave shoot... Read more

In-store gun shop is UK first

In-store gun shop is UK first

Countrywide, a leading supplier of products and advice to the rural community, has joined forces with gun specialist Pa... Read more

End of the line for fish-hook maker

End of the line for fish-hook maker

The last fish-hook manufacturer in Redditch has finally ceased production, ending more than 200 years of production in t... Read more

Churchill hunts for retail manager

Churchill hunts for retail manager

With the expansion of E J Churchill’s shooting ground and country clothing shop, the firm is looking for a retail manage... Read more

Fulling Mill unveils John for Ireland

Fulling Mill unveils John for Ireland

John Buckley from Emerger Tackle has been appointed as the sales agent in the Republic of Ireland for Fulling Mill produ... Read more

ELEY opens test facility

ELEY opens test facility

Triple Olympic-medal winner Matt Emmons and 2012 gold-medal winner Jamie Gray performed the opening ceremony in front of... Read more

Classic Canes reassures market over ash trees

Classic Canes reassures market over ash …

Walking-stick manufacturer Classic Canes is reassuring dealers that it is business as usual despite fears over ash dieba... Read more

Baleno set for growth in UK

Baleno set for growth in UK

Shooting and country-clothing brand Baleno is set for rapid growth in the UK with the appointment of three well-known an... Read more

Gary Hyde jailed for 7 years

Gary Hyde jailed for 7 years

York gun dealer Gary Hyde has been jailed for seven years after being found guilty of shipping guns and ammunition witho... Read more

Dealers offered more fly-tying help

Dealers offered more fly-tying help

Developed by angling professionals, Semperfli fly-tying materials are now being offered to retailers across the UK.Initi... Read more

 Changes at Shimano Normark

Changes at Shimano Normark

WELL-KNOWN industry figure Pete Chandler is leaving Shimano Normark UK, as part of a redevelopment of its sales and mark... Read more

Cotswold country domain for sale

Cotswold country domain for sale

After 30 years running Cotswold Country Pursuits Bill Field has now retired but he hopes someone will be keen to carry o... Read more

BASC appoints new chief executive

BASC appoints new chief executive

A new chief executive has been appointed to lead the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Sho... Read more

Airgun and pellet offers from Daystate

Airgun and pellet offers from Daystate

Airgun manufacturer Daystate is not only raffling off a classic rifle but is giving dealers money off its Rangemaster pe... Read more

Changes at the top for York Guns

Changes at the top for York Guns

The shooting trade has been left shocked and surprised following the sudden departure of managing director Stuart Wilson... Read more

Hunter Boot appoints CEO

Hunter Boot appoints CEO

Top footwear brand Hunter Boot Ltd has appointed James Seuss as its new global president and chief executive officer. H... Read more

DHP moves to help Angling Projects

DHP moves to help Angling Projects

When Tackle & Guns’ parent company DHP moved offices recently, Les Webber’s Angling Projects charity was one of the ... Read more

International visitors head to Ireland

International visitors head to Ireland

Gun-trade representatives from around the world converged on Ireland’s Ardee Sports Company to discuss business. The fi... Read more

Magnus Gunnarsson joins Mustad

Magnus Gunnarsson joins Mustad

EXPERIENCED fishing trade figure Magnus Gunnarsson has left his post at Danish tackle firm Svendsen Sport to join up wi... Read more

Plea to uncover the value of sea fishing

Plea to uncover the value of sea fishing

Anglers are being urged to fill in a dedicated sea fishing survey designed to show both the value of the sector and the ... Read more

Huge turnout at Midland Game Fair

Huge turnout at Midland Game Fair

Sunshine and the prospect of a country event actually going ahead attracted huge crowds to Shropshire’s Weston Park... Read more

Barbour donates £500,000

Barbour donates £500,000

A SOUTH Tyneside clothing giant is supporting young musicians with a £500,000 donation. Dame Margaret Barbour, head of ... Read more

Showroom broadens product offering

Showroom broadens product offering

One of the most famous names in shooting, William Powell, is planning to expand its showroom to supply more products tha... Read more

Hunt is on for best-looking shop

Hunt is on for best-looking shop

The Alan Paine Country Collection is working hand in hand with Tackle & Guns to find the best-looking window di... Read more

Gary Hyde guilty of arms deal

Gary Hyde guilty of arms deal

Gary Hyde, the 43-year-old arms dealer from York, has been convicted of helping to organise a "huge" shipment of guns an... Read more

Robson Green to front Dunlop fishing range

Robson Green to front Dunlop fishing ran…

Dunlop, the leading international sport equipment and apparel brand, has today announced that Robson Green is to front i... Read more

Hardy & Greys put up for sale

Hardy & Greys put up for sale

Hardy & Greys seeks a new owner World-renowned fishing equipment manufacturer, Hardy & Greys, is seeking a new ... Read more

Trident suppressors go from strength to strength

Trident suppressors go from strength to …

Since the official launch last year, sales of Trident suppressors have gone from strength to strength with a 45 per cent... Read more

Lucky 13 for T&G show

Lucky 13 for T&G show

It may be in its 13th year but that figure is a lucky one as far as exhibitors and visitors to this year’s T&G Trade... Read more

A guaranteed source of frozen baits… and more

A guaranteed source of frozen baits… and…

Baitbox continues to grow its retail-trade supplies of frozen pike and sea bait but is also looking to expand its offeri... Read more

Sonik Sports joins with Loop

Sonik Sports joins with Loop

Loop Tackle Design AB has officially appointed Sonik Sports  as its exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland. Sonik... Read more

BSA Guns promises more features on Ultra gun

BSA Guns promises more features on Ultra…

A month ahead of its public launch, BSA Guns is releasing details of its new Ultra SE. Building upon the success of the... Read more

Vass beefs up range

Vass beefs up range

As part of wader expert Vass’ drive for continued improvements, it has given its heavy-duty waders an upgrade in the bo... Read more

 Big brands lead the way at show

Big brands lead the way at show

T&G Trade Show receives boost with huge signings. One of the biggest brands in our industries, 5.11 Tactical, is am... Read more

Specialist angler Ian Welch joins LYNX

Specialist angler Ian Welch joins LYNX

LYNX Fishing has added leading specialist angler Ian Welch to its team, who will help in its future marketing, promotion... Read more

(Muck) Boot on the other foot

(Muck) Boot on the other foot

Popular footwear brand Muck Boot has returned to previous UK and Ireland distributor Belstane. The move follows... Read more

Vickers plumps for experience

Vickers plumps for experience

A salesman with impressive knowledge and experience has joined UK distributor JJ Vickers & Sons. The supplier of Bu... Read more

Huge investment for Solar bait

Huge investment for Solar bait

The wheels are in motion at Kent-based Solar Tackle to turn one of carp fishing’s most well-respected brands into one of... Read more

Daiwa Sports’ presidential visit

Daiwa Sports’ presidential visit

The new president of international giant Globeride has visited the Scottish offices of Daiwa Sports as part of a Europea... Read more

Gun trade fights back over post-ban plan

Gun trade fights back over post-ban plan

The shooting industry has rallied to tackle Royal Mail plans to brand the transportation of guns and components. But th... Read more

Passing the buck

Passing the buck

Reuben Heaton has launched a new range of Bucktail spinners tied with recognised salmon-fly dressings. The lures are av... Read more

Load up the Gamebore website

Load up the Gamebore website

The new-look Gamebore website has everything cartridge buyers could need to find out about the brand and its products. ... Read more

Stick expert strides ahead at show

Stick expert strides ahead at show

Walking-stick specialist Classic Canes will introduce several new products when retailers visit it at the Tackle & G... Read more

Get ahead with Buff at T&G Show

Get ahead with Buff at T&G Show

Dealers visiting this year’s T&G Trade Show can get themselves a free sample of Buff headwear – simply by turning up... Read more

Eagle Claw launches new website

Eagle Claw launches new website

Colorado-based hook manufacturer Eagle Claw has launched a brand-new website to help dealers and anglers alike access pr... Read more

 Lady sea angler boost for Trabucco

Lady sea angler boost for Trabucco

Specialist distributor Belstane is now sponsoring England ladies sea fishing team member Rachael Jarman. The 36-year-ol... Read more

 Collaboration produces shotgun

Collaboration produces shotgun

An English-built over-and-under shotgun has been launched by gun maker Boxall and Edmiston in conjunction with shooting ... Read more

Matt gets an app

Matt gets an app

Fladen Fishing-backed Matt Hayes is launching a new angling app offering hints and tips to catch more fish. Matt Hayes ... Read more

Nash trade shows

Nash trade shows

Nash Tackle Group is holding its annual trade show from Monday 24th September to Tuesday 11th October. The show will be ... Read more

Air Arms launches clothing range

Air Arms launches clothing range

Airgun manufacturer Air Arms is continuing its rebranding and expansion with the introduction of a range of quality clot... Read more

GMK distributes famous knife brand

GMK distributes famous knife brand

Böker premium knives, made in the historic German ‘knife city’ of Solingen since 1869, are now available in the UK via G... Read more

Top Water has much to offer at show

Top Water has much to offer at show

Modern lure fishing distributor Top Water Lures has an exciting line-up for the 2012 T&G Show this weekend.As well a... Read more

Dynamite lights the fuse for dealers

Dynamite lights the fuse for dealers

A new 76-page catalogue, new products and a new pricing structure are all being promised by bait expert Dynamite over th... Read more

Irish distributor shades it with glasses deal

Irish distributor shades it with glasses…

Protective-eyewear specialist Wiley X has appointed Lakeland Shooting Centre as its distributor for the Irish hunting ma... Read more

Passing the buck

Passing the buck

Reuben Heaton has launched a new range of Bucktail spinners tied with recognised salmon-fly dressings. The lures are av... Read more

Cotswold releases bait range

Cotswold releases bait range

The product-development team at Cotswold Baits has been working hard to launch many products this summer. There are two... Read more

Shooting legacy promised after Olympic gold

Shooting legacy promised after Olympic g…

The future of shooting looks good as grounds brace themselves for an influx of newcomers following Peter Wilson’s Olympi... Read more

Oxford Gun Co celebrates 30 years

Oxford Gun Co celebrates 30 years

Some of the best-known names in the gun trade gathered to help the Oxford Gun Company mark its 30th birthday. Around 10... Read more

Burgled scouts helped by gun supplier

Burgled scouts helped by gun supplier

Distributor Edgar Brothers has stepped in to donate four new air rifles to a Manchester scout troop after their air-rifl... Read more

LYNX effect scoops double award at show

LYNX effect scoops double award at show

LYNX Fishing made a sensational entrance to the international fishing trade by picking up the top two awards at EFTTEX i... Read more

Fishing superstore promises new experiences

Fishing superstore promises new experien…

The opening of a new tackle outlet in Newbury has drawn support from top anglers, manufacturers and even the Angling Tru... Read more

Brollnets re-emerges and looks to dealers

Brollnets re-emerges and looks to dealer…

New-look brand set for return to UK market. After a two-year absence from the UK fishing-tackle market, the popular Bro... Read more

Have your say on angling

The Angling Trust, supported by the Environment Agency is running a survey of angling organisations to help inform a Nat... Read more

Bank manager learns Firebird target production

Bank manager learns Firebird target prod…

Barclays Bank manager Nick Dowling swapped his suit for a lab coat to help out one of his clients, Firebird Reactive Tar... Read more

Sign up NOW for the Gulp! Carp Army

Sign up NOW for the Gulp! Carp Army

Global bait giants Berkley have recently initiated a drive to promote their new Gulp! Carp bait range in the UK and... Read more

Tubertini (UK) backs England World Boat Team

Tubertini (UK) backs England World Boat …

The Angling Trust has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Italian tackle supplier Tubertini (UK) for the England W... Read more

MAP launches website for new season

MAP launches website for new season

Match-tackle brand MAP has unveiled its new-look website for the 2012/13 season. The site – at www.mapfishing.co.uk – h... Read more

Torch displays light up shops

Torch displays light up shops

Nextorch, the lighting and accessories supplier, is offering retailers a range of eight assorted wall and counter displa... Read more

Bonart unveils collection for kids and ladies

Bonart unveils collection for kids and l…

Country-clothing manufacturer Bonart has added a new range of classic country attire specifically designed for women and... Read more

Superstore promises new experiences

Superstore promises new experiences

The opening of a new tackle outlet in Newbury has drawn support from top anglers, manufacturers and even the Angling Tru... Read more

Brollnets re-emerges and looks to dealers

Brollnets re-emerges and looks to dealer…

After a two-year absence from the UK fishing-tackle market, the popular Brollnets brand is set to be relaunched. The br... Read more

Campaign grows to protect lead shot

Campaign grows to protect lead shot

The campaign to stop lead shot being banned is growing increasingly political as organisations ramp up the pressure. Th... Read more

Old Ghost finds new haunt in UK

Old Ghost finds new haunt in UK

One of the largest bait suppliers in the world – Old Ghost – is coming to the UK and will launch here at the Tackle &... Read more

Jon joins Solar

Jon joins Solar

Solar Tackle is looking to the future with new and larger premises, new equipment and new staff to drive the company for... Read more

Angling team signs biggest deal

Angling team signs biggest deal

Anglers fishing under the Halifax banner have triple cause for celebration after landing a five-figure sponsorship deal ... Read more

Edgar Brothers’ makeover from Alan Paine

Edgar Brothers’ makeover from Alan Paine…

Edgar Brothers’ Shooting Sports team has been given a makeover – gun-trade style – thanks to English clothing brand Alan... Read more

Trade set for game and fly festival

Interest is growing for the second Burton-on-Trent Game Fishing and Fly Tying Festival, taking place in October. Follow... Read more

Youth champion thankful for Vass support

Youth champion thankful for Vass support…

Backing from wader and waterproof-clothing expert Vass helped the England Youth shore fishing team handle all that the w... Read more

Edgar Brothers targets reloading market

Edgar Brothers targets reloading market …

Specialist reloading needs are to be catered for like never before, thanks to a retail initiative from Edgar Brothers. ... Read more

CLA Game Fair cancelled

CLA Game Fair cancelled

The CLA Game Fair has become the latest event to fall victim to the weather. Read more

Scierra reveals new website

Scierra reveals new website

Fly fishing brand Scierra has announced the launch of its new website, www.scierra.com. Besides providing an overview o... Read more

Suppliers warned over tackle-trade fraud…

Tackle suppliers are being warned to take extra care after a conman tried to trick companies out of a string of products... Read more

Minister backs shooting sports during ‘Week’

Minister backs shooting sports during ‘W…

Sport and Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson has lent his support to efforts to get more people shooting. The Jubilee wee... Read more

Agent plays for charity

Agent plays for charity

Well-known tackle agent Paul Dolman is encouraging the trade to see him in a different light – as he performs at a music... Read more

York Guns links with Randolph

York Guns links with Randolph

Shooting supplier York Guns has become a factory-appointed distributor of Randolph Engineering shooting glasses. The US... Read more

BASC’s new northern man

BASC’s new northern man

Alasdair Mitchell has taken over the role of regional director for the north of England for the British Association for ... Read more

USA brand to light up UK

USA brand to light up UK

One of America’s leading LED torch brands is set to brighten up the UK market this autumn with the launch of COAST. The... Read more

Clothing supplier celebrates award

Clothing supplier celebrates award

Danish hunting brand Harkila is celebrating in the UK once again after scooping another prestigious product award. The ... Read more

Des adds to his Preston role

Des adds to his Preston role

England international angler Des Shipp has joined tackle giant Preston Innovations as a full-time angling consultant. D... Read more

Country couture with kids’ tweed clothing

Country couture with kids’ tweed clothin…

A luxury children’s fashion line – Dido & Bendigo – has exploded onto the country-clothing scene. Using exclusive B... Read more

Media girl in the pink for charity

Media girl in the pink for charity

Team Wild Creative’s Selena Barr is taking part in an all-pink version of the Wacky Races to raise money for charity. S... Read more

 Dealers find easy way to get Fox in a box

Dealers find easy way to get Fox in a b…

Top supplier offers carriage-paid deal on best-selling accessories. Read more

Claire Zambuni launches luxury PR agency

Claire Zambuni launches luxury PR agency

Well-known country-sports personality and media columnist Claire Zambuni has launched a public-relations and marketing a... Read more

Lynx job boost

Lynx job boost

UK company Lynx has taken on 40 jobs in its manufacturing department. Read more

Breda links with Rothery

Breda links with Rothery

Italian shotgun manufacturer Breda is looking forward to growing its presence in the UK following a distribution deal wi... Read more

Packing problems for bait firms

Packing problems for bait firms

European Union rules on feed worry suppliers. Read more

CLA embraces social media

CLA embraces social media

Social media set to keep you in the CLA loop. Read more

Measom Freer goes Metric

Measom Freer goes Metric

Packaging specialist Measom Freer has added two more sizes to its popular Metric bottle range. Read more

Carp bugs find favour

Carp bugs find favour

Fulling Mill’s foray into the carp market with its specialist range of Carp Zigs is proving to be a big success. Read more

Zoli’s brand ambassador

Zoli’s brand ambassador

Champion clay shooter Becky Bream has joined Edgar Brothers as brand ambassador for luxury Italian shotgun manufacturer ... Read more

Thatchreed offers grand prize draw

Thatchreed offers grand prize draw

Win £1,000 worth of stock each week. Read more

Mustad names new CEO

Mustad names new CEO

Hook manufacturing giant Mustad has appointed a new CEO. Read more

BSA launches more models

BSA launches more models

BSA wastes no time in unveiling new models in its range. Read more

Is this the changing face of retailing?

Is this the changing face of retailing?

National chain stores are contemplating making serious inroads into our markets. Read more

Flying start for National Fishing Month

Flying start for National Fishing Month

With more than 100 events registered already, this year’s National Fishing Month (NFM) is on target to be the biggest an... Read more

Milo products offered direct to anglers

Milo products offered direct to anglers

Milo match fishing products are being sold directly to anglers, in a deal with specialist retailer Roger Surgay. Roger ... Read more

Plea for stolen guns

Plea for stolen guns

Champion shooter Ben Husthwaite is hoping that the trade can help him trace two of his most treasured firearms after he ... Read more

Brocock adds more guns to its portfolio

Brocock adds more guns to its portfolio

Airgun expert Brocock has agreed distribution of two new product lines – the Phoenix and Fast Fire 10 air rifles. Read more

Garbolino change means expansion in UK

Garbolino change means expansion in UK

New ownership pushes company into more markets. Read more

Shoot groups unite against EU lead-shot threat

Shoot groups unite against EU lead-shot …

Shooting organisations get together to tackle lead shot threat.   Read more

Air Arms man swaps supply for sales

Air Arms man swaps supply for sales

Anthony Reed joins Air Arms as sales and marketing manager. Read more

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