• Ice-fishing proves profitable for market leader

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    A Minnesota anglnig products company that sells most of its output in a two-month window is about to double the size of its offices, because business is booming. Clam Corporation, of Medina, has been doing so well from ice-fishing accessories that it is about to move to new premises in Rogers with 150,000 sq ft of space. The largest US maker of portable ice-fishing shelters, apparel and accessories, Clam employs more than 50 permanent and temporary employees between October and December, as well as working with more than 50 ice-fishing pros. More than two-thirds of its sales are related to winter angling and its annual sales have consistently grown 10-15 % in recent years. Full story here.

     

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    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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