The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) presented the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Electrofishing Equipment and Safety Committee with a special recognition award at their annual meeting in Louisville this week. The ten-member team has updated and standardized electrofishing guidelines, which multiple states are adopting.
The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Fishing Hall of Fame honored its 2017 inductees at a ceremony held on October 28, 2017, the first event of its kind to be hosted at its all-new home within Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, located next to Bass Pro Shops National Headquarters in Springfield, Missouri.
EFTTEX, the European Fishing Tackle Trade Exposition, concluded on Sunday their 35th annual trade show in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with the announcements of the new product award winners. Best Fly Reel honors went to Hardy for the Ultralite ASR large arbor reel. Spiderwire Stealth Smooth was named top braid line. It marked two consecutive years for Spiderwire to take top honors in the category. The Best Clothing category was won by Hodgman's Vion H-Lock Wade Boots.