Fishing Republic, the giant UK tackle chain, saved by Go Outdoors

18 Jan

FISHING REPUBLIC, the ailing retail tackle firm, has been saved from closure by Go Outdoors, the holding company of giant high street sports chain JD Sports.

Fishing Republic made waves when it joined the London Stock Exchange... but hit the rocks late last year.
Fishing Republic made waves when it joined the London Stock Exchange… but hit the rocks late last year.

Fishing Republic is understood to have outbid interested other noted large tackle companies, by guaranteeing the continuation of all existing …Continue reading »

Fishing tackle trade performance revealed – and it’s worth £548.7 million a year

26 Nov

THE Angling Trades Association has published its bi-annual survey report on the state of the UK tackle trade – and business is only slightly down.

The fishing tackle trade in the UK is flat - but the number of shop workers continues to decline.
The fishing tackle trade in the UK is flat – but the number of shop workers continues to decline.

The value of the fishing tackle trade is estimated at £548.7 million, down from £570 million in 2015 but sill above …Continue reading »

Fishing Republic reveals state of angling trade in 2017

13 Oct

THE UK’s first ever publicly quoted tackle retailer, Fishing Republic, has published its results for the first half of this financial year and they present a healthy picture of continued growth and expansion.

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Fishing Republic predict they will have to have specialised tackle shops in the future and move away from general mixed …Continue reading »