SB, the Cornish wholesaler and supplier, is closing its doors after 27 years in business. The company will cease trading at the end of January 2018. The company cites market conditions and current poor exchange rates as the cause. “We have sadly decided that we must wind-up the company over the next few months,” says WSB boss, Marcus Holloway. “It is certainly sad to see the end of a business which has been trading since the early 70’s and which we purchased 15 years ago. Most of you will know our general manager, Mario Massimino, who has been working for the company for 27 years and in the tackle trade for 32 years. Many of your orders will also have been

BASC members to get free entry to Game Fair for three years


ASC members will receive complimentary entry to The Game Fair for each of the next three years. Following the success of this year’s event, when 28,000 BASC members attended Hatfi eld House (total attendance 116,000), a similar arrangement will provide members with complimentary admission and reduced admission for their guests until 2020.

WSB closes its doors

processed by Nikki Massimino and the warehouse team. The last 15 years has seen huge changes in both our company and the fi shing tackle industry as a whole and we have many customers, suppliers and friends within the industry who have shared this journey with us.” The company is now selling its existing inventory at heavily discounted prices. “We are continuing with our special offers of 40 per cent off all WSB Tackle products and 25 per cent off all non-WSB Tackle products until this time and whilst stocks last,” adds Marcus. T&G understands that exceptions to these are WSB’s PVA products, which are now discounted to half price, and Triplefi sh Monofi lament which

a pro-forma basis and payment must be received prior to dispatch of goods. Marcus continues: “Finally, we would like to thank you all very much for your custom in the past, and wish you the very best for the future.” The manufacturing of Ansum Floats and Capti-Baits are currently up for sale and any enquiries regarding these can be directed to Marcus.

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Stokoe joins

Quality & performance since 1857

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has now come back into stock and is discounted by 40% on all bulk and wrist spools and 25% on Triplefi sh Fluorocarbon. All orders are now on


ames Stokoe joins Sportfi sh as brand ambassador. Farlows

Group Managing Director, Robin Philpott, said: “We are delighted to have secured James’s services and his contribution and commitment to the Sportfi sh

Reading Show earlier this year was outstanding. James is a hugely talented and entertaining angler and one who portrays our sport to best effect at all levels. I’m sure he will be a very positive addition to our wider team.”

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