Paddle sports continue uptick in watersports participation

The annual Watersports Participation Survey has shown watersports participation is still rising after a pandemic boom saw UK participation rise dramatically The increase in people participating in watersports in the UK during the Covid 19 pandemic – when restrictions on international travel reduced overseas holiday options – continued to build in 2022 despite those restrictions […]

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Cheeky Schoolie Tournament Big Win for Conservation

The 12th annual Cheeky Schoolie Tournament presented by Simms raised $30,756 for conservation. Courtesy Cheeky Fishing On Saturday, May 21, the 12th annual Cheeky Schoolie Tournament presented by Simms, took place on Cape Cod. A pair of anglers combined to catch, photograph, and release 119.5 inches of striped bass to clinch the title, but the […]

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NMMA announces 2022 CSI dealer awards

The NMMA has announced boat dealer recipients of the 2022 Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards. The 2022 CSI Awards honor 1,017 boat dealers for customer satisfaction excellence in sales and 884 boat dealers for excellence in continued service. NMMA uses dealer satisfaction data collected through the Marine Industry CSI program to recognize boat […]

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How to launch a boat from a trailer

Keen to take the stress out of slipway work? Boating instructor Jon Mendez shares his essential guide on how to launch a boat from a trailer… For many of us, our introduction to boating would have been a small trailer-launched boat that we towed to the water whenever we fancied getting afloat. If it was […]

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Building Oyster Reefs in Florida’s Panhandle

Anglers such as Sam Ravenal have already noticed redfish near the Pensacola East Bay oyster habitat restoration sites Sam Ravenal Disaster struck the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, with enormous consequences. As a result of errors caused by shortcuts, miscalculations and questionable procedures, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, located 41 miles off the […]

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Johnson Outdoors recognized by Newsweek and Statista

Johnson Outdoors Inc. has been recognized as one of The Most Trustworthy Companies in America 2023 by Newsweek and research partner, Statista, in the Consumer Goods category. The annual ranking, now in its second year, recognizes companies that have established a culture of transparency and ethical practices, with scoring based on customer trust, investor trust, and employee trust. […]

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New Boat Trader survey reports on Millennial boater upgrades

Two in five (40%) of millennials that purchased their boat during the pandemic boating boom reported intent to upgrade their vessel, according to a recent private seller survey conducted by Boat Trader, America’s largest boating marketplace. The study performed on the marketplace’s For Sale By Owner (FSBO) platform found that out of all the private […]

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Getting Your Kids To Enjoy Kayak Bass Fishing 

Getting Your Kids To Enjoy Kayak Bass Fishing Kayak bass fishing is booming in the US as a survey reveals that over 38 million people went on kayak fishing trips in 2019, and this number has been steadily increasing every year. Since kayak bass fishing is a low maintenance hobby and only needs a minimal initial investment, […]

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Mission Point Resort Kicks Off Season with Fresh Look

PHOTO COURTESY OF MISSION POINT RESORT Mackinac Island’s award-winning, family owned and operated Mission Point Resort will start its 2023 season on April 28 with a brand new renovation and new programming to offer guests an incredible experience. The renovation features a fresh design of the impressive vaulted log beam lobby as well as the […]

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IPHC Seeks Longline Vessels for Fishery-Independent Setline Survey

Image: International Pacific Halibut Commission. The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) is accepting applications from charter longline vessels through May 21 for its Fishery-Independent Setline Survey (FISS) in FISS Charter Region Yakutat, to collect standardized data for use in the Pacific halibut stock assessment. Information gathered from the 36 planned stations will also be used […]

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