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New appointment sparks Fishing Republic to target UK market leadership


Fishing Republic, the brand bought out of receivership by the JD Sports Group just under two years ago, is aiming to bounce back and become market leaders in the UK retail sector.

Predator angler Ant Glascoe Jr (pictured) has joined the company – part of JD Outdoors, which is expanding its team in Greater Manchester by hiring fishing specialists in a bid to achieve its aim. In its heyday Fishing Republic was listed on the London Stock Exchange and the biggest retailer of tackle in the UK.

During his time as an angler, Glascoe has become an all-round fishing personality. He said: “I am very excited to join the team – fishing is what I do. It’s my passion and that’s what I want to bring to Fishing Republic and its customers. I’ve received a warm welcome since I joined and I’m looking forward to supporting our wider efforts to become the UK’s biggest fishing retailer, through developing useful content to help inspire both beginner and seasoned anglers alike.” 

Fishing Buyer for JD Outdoors Richard Horton said: “We are pleased that such a respected member of the angling community has come on board and place real value on the years of angling experience that Ant can bring to his role with Fishing Republic.

“We understand that to really engage with our target market we need the support of team members like Ant to create content that meets their needs throughout the buyer journey and product lifecycle. I would like to personally wish him luck in his new role and look forward to working with him throughout his Fishing Republic career.”

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