News

5

BC Crabs and Salmon.

Posted on April 6th, 2018

This week’s feature image, Ray Barker-smith with a nice catch of Dungeness Crab. WOW pass the garlic butter! Tracey John Hittel of Kitimat Lodge can get you out for these PLUS Salmon…in a very comfortable ocean boat.

Noel Gyger reports. Chance of showers with highs to +5 degrees Celsius. Steelhead are here. Skeena River is fishing fair for Steelhead.  Kalum River is fishing well for Steelhead. Kitimat River is fishing well for local Trout and Dolly Varden Char…and Steelhead have started to come in. Zymoetz (Copper) River is fishing fair for Steelhead. Ocean fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Prawn and Crab good out of the ports of Kitimat and Prince Rupert.

If you would like to book a river fishing guide or ocean charter for 2018-19 you can contact Noel at, www.noelgyger.ca .

2018 crabs
Posted in:   News | Comments Off Like me  Follow Me  
Subscribe youtube  Newsletter Subscriber  InstagramFollow in instagram
5

OMNR&F 15th Annual Kids Art Contest Winners.

Posted on March 14th, 2018

Congratulations to all the OMNR&F 15th Annual Kids Art Contest Winners. The featured image is the overall winner, Jory Seath with his “Bluegill”.

JenniferYang-4to6-MNRFcontest2018-websize

Grade 4 to 6 Winner

Jennifer Yang

Toronto ON

School:  Macklin Public School, 136 Ingleton Blvd, Scarborough ON

Image title:  Bluegill

NataliePak-7to9-MNRFcontest2018-websize

Grade 7 to 9

Natalie Pak

Toronto ON

School:  North Toronto Christian School, 255 Yorkland Blvd, Toronto ON

Image title: Muskellunge

Grade 10 to 12 and Overall Winner

Jory Seath

Toronto ON

School:  North Toronto Christian School, 255 Yorkland Blvd, Toronto ON

Image title:  Blue Gill

If you have a child that would like to participate in the 2018, 16th Annual OMNR&F Kids Art Contest check out the details at, https://www.ontario.ca/page/kids-fish-art-contest .

JorySeath-10to12-MNRFcontest2018-websize
Posted in:   News | Comments Off Like me  Follow Me  
Subscribe youtube  Newsletter Subscriber  InstagramFollow in instagram
5

Newell Brands reports declining sales at Pure Fishing

Posted on March 12th, 2018

Newell Brands reported declining sales at Pure Fishing in the last quarter of 2017. However, the performance of other companies within its Play division – notably Coleman, Contigo, Marmot and Team Sports – helped the sector deliver net sales of $563m compared to $529m, an increase of 6.6%.

Overall Newell Brands reported group net sales of $3.7 billion, a 9.5% decline on the previous comparable quarter in 2016. This was put down to a negative impact of the sale of companies deemed non-core to the business. “The fourth quarter results were in line with those announced earlier,” said Michael Polk, Newell Brands CEO. “The entire Board and management team recognise what needs to be done and we have taken decisive action to deliver the results and value our shareholders expect.”

In January the group announced a series of strategic initiatives to accelerate its ‘transformation plan’, including the option of selling off smaller businesses and focusing on nine core consumer divisions with approximately $11b in net sales.

For the full year, net sales increased by 11.1% to $14.7b from $13.3b. For the 2018, Newell is predicting net sales to be in the region of between $14.4b to $14.8b.

(Angling International – by Anthony)

New-Newell-logo
Posted in:   News | Comments Off Like me  Follow Me  
Subscribe youtube  Newsletter Subscriber  InstagramFollow in instagram
5

Rapala VMC brands 2017 ‘exceptional and challenging’

Posted on March 5th, 2018

Rapala VMC Corporation reported a 3% decrease in sales last year.

Rapala VMC Corporation branded 2017 as an ‘exceptional and challenging year’ as it reported a 3% decrease in sales for the period.

In its report to investors this morning, the group said its performance during the year was hindered by operational challenges at its Indonesian manufacturing facility, retail turmoil in North America, which saw two of its key customers enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and declining market conditions in Russia and France.

Jussi Ristimäki, President and CEO, added: “The ongoing structural changes in the US retail market had a negative impact on our sales and profitability as consumers are increasingly going online. We are responding to this by making more investments in our digital presence and by increased focus on customers operating online.”

The positive highlights for the group were good sales development in its carp business, sales of its Marttiini knives, alongside successful turnarounds in the Canadian and Southeast Asia markets.

Ristimäki added: “Execution of our strategy of improving profitability, lightening the balance sheet and improving operational performance is proceeding well. In July we made some changes to our management structure to speed up the process.

“One of the key priorities for 2018 is to generate a significant profitability improvement at our Indonesian lure factory. We will elaborate more on strategy and its execution in a capital markets day organised in May.”

The group reported net sales of €253.3m compared to €260.6m in 2016 and a comparable operating profit of 11.4m (2016: €18.8m).

(Angling International – posted by Anthony)

NEW-Rapala-VMC-logo
Posted in:   News | Comments Off Like me  Follow Me  
Subscribe youtube  Newsletter Subscriber  InstagramFollow in instagram
5

Raymarine drone strikes

Posted on March 4th, 2018

Raymarine broke new ground air last week at the Miami Boat Show by unveiling drone compatibility on Axiom MFDs. Right now, the party trick works with DJI Spark and Mavic drones—two of the most affordable and popular portable drones on the market.

The strike: At first glance, the move might solicit eye rolls…until you think about the potential applications of a 4K video drone like the Mavic Pro scouting shoals and flats for you. Plug in a few battery chargers to your boat, and you’ve got a James Bond-like spy machine capable of sniping fish out from miles away. The integration also ups the game for fishing videographers, who suddenly have an even more impressive answer to the windscreen-mounted GoPro.

2018-02-22 (2)
Posted in:   News | Comments Off Like me  Follow Me  
Subscribe youtube  Newsletter Subscriber  InstagramFollow in instagram
Page 1 of 393123...510...Last »