> Karl’s Fishing & Outdoors…announced today the opening of its first brick-and-mortar store located at 1621 River Run, Fort Worth, TX.
> Located in WestBend, a 278,000 sq ft retail, office and dining destination in Fort Worth’s University District with trails leading to the Trinity River, Karl’s Fishing & Outdoors…combines retail with engaging hands-on experiences.
> …the store will host fishing lessons and meetups, including philanthropic events and entertainment. …features interactive, tech-enabled experiences that demonstrate how products are used to catch fish, such as interactive displays that let you touch and feel baits and see how they act underwater.
> “When we started Catch Co. 10 years ago, our goal was to help people discover quality products that would help them get outside and enjoy nature,” said [CEO and founder] Ross Gordon…. “Opening our first Karl’s Fishing & Outdoors store takes our mission to the next level….”
> Karl’s plans to roll out stores in other locations throughout the U.S., with its 2nd location at Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN slated for later this year.
9. Colombia banned catch-and-release fishing. 🤯
> “To get your mind around a decision this strange it helps to know the decision was not made by elected leaders in Colombia but by the Constitutional Court in that country, which is a rough equivalent of our Supreme Court.
> “The court took the step because catch and release fishing, like bull fighting, involves what it calls unnecessary cruelty to animals. The pain of hooking a fish is not justified, the judges opined, unless you are going to eat the critter.”
> Lawyers have already been quietly engaged to fight the decision, but insiders say nothing of consequence will be decided until after the upcoming presidential election….”
10. Did you see Episode 4 of our new “Top 5” video series?
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