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Garmin and Lowrance enter trolling motor market

Within days of each other, marine electronics manufacturers Garmin and Lowrance both entered into the freshwater trolling motor market. Both motors will be on display at this year's International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST) in Orlando, Fla., July 10-12. Garmin Force Trolling Motor Garmin announced its new Force trolling motor, which offers a brushless motor, allowing the motor to ...

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Marine dealers positive on 60th ICAST

Marine equipment manufacturers who exhibited at the 60th annual ICAST were generally pleased with their results at the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show, held last week at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The 2017 show opened to heavy crowds of dealers and tackle industry professionals from 73 different countries. Exhibition space at the show sold out in ...

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Body Glove International introduces angler ISUP in 2018

Body Glove International announced the introduction in 2018 of the Mariner, a new fishing specific inflatable standup paddleboard catering to both casual fishing enthusiasts and hardcore anglers. Designed by paddling champion, avid fisherman and Body Glove Ambassador Luke Hopkins, this board is built it be a paddling platform for the active angler. Key features include: Multiple attachment points in convenient ...

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NMMA, ICAST collaboration lauded as win-win

New Marine Accessories Pavilion at world’s largest fishing show lauded by aftermarket accessory manufacturers A new collaboration between the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the American Sportfishing Association to host the first-ever Marine Accessories Pavilion at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades trade show had met with overwhelming support from exhibitors. The new-for-2016 Marine Accessories Pavilion presented a wide ...

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46 million people went fishing in 2015

Fishing remains among the most popular outdoor activities for adults, according to the 2016 Special Report on Fishing released today by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the Outdoor Foundation at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades Show (ICAST) in Orlando. The report reveals that more than 2.5 million people had their very first fishing experience in ...

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RBFF and the Boy Scouts of America partner to improve fishing experiences

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) President and CEO Frank Peterson and BSA’s Fishing Committee Chairman Ben Jelsema signed a partnership agreement at the recent ICAST trade show to support Boy Scout fishing through its BSA Certified Angling Instructor program. The BSA Certified Angling Instructor program transforms BSA fishing advocates into more effective trained instructors across the ...

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Record ICAST show bodes well for marine industry

A record turnout at the 2015 ICAST show, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from July 15 to 17, bodes well for the marine industry, according to manufacturers exhibiting at the event. More than 12,000 dealers, retailers, reps and distributors had pre-registered for the world’s largest fishing tackle trade show, the highest attendance ever in the event’s ...

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New report shows U.S. fishing participation rate holding steady

Forty-six million Americans, or 15.8 percent of the U.S. population ages six and older, participated in fishing last year according to the 2015 Special Report on Fishing released today by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades show (ICAST) in Orlando, Fla. Produced in partnership with the Outdoor Foundation, the report details ...

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