After more than a decade writing for “The Daily News of the Fishing Industry,” Frank Sargeant moves on from his seat at the helm of The Fishing Wire to pursue new adventures and opportunities and makes way for Fishing Tackle Retailer’s very own Digital Editor, Toby Lapinski.

As noted in Frank’s final edition of The Fishing Wire, “I’ve enjoyed the ride. I’ve watched TFW grow from just a few corporate members to many dozens, while our daily readership has multiplied geometrically. And I’ve edited and published over 2,600 of these daily newsletters, including some 52,000 news items—never missing a deadline, I might add.”

Frank will be joining the team at BoatTest.com, the world’s largest video marine newsletter, getting back to the roots he put down for many years at Boating MagazineRudderSea and other boating publications.

While Frank has left some big shoes to fill, The Fishing Wire will be in good hands moving forward as the current Digital Editor of Fishing Tackle Retailer, Toby Lapinski, will be assuming his vacated duties and responsibilities. Toby Joined FTR back in April and has managed the website and Social Media platforms ever since. “I look forward to the exciting new challenges and opportunities that TFW presents for me and I hope to grow and expand its reach even further. Frank was the voice of the fishing industry for the past 10 years and anglers from all corners of the country, and from all different backgrounds and angling interests looked to him each day to find out what was going on locally, nationally and even globally in the world of fishing. He carries with him a lasting legacy that I can only hope to live up to for many years to come.”

The Fishing Wire is published five days per week, offering subscribers — industry leaders, news media, retailer and influencers — the latest news on the events, products and people that matter most in fishing. Its coverage has appeared in innumerable print, online and network outlets all across the country, including USA Today, the Los Angeles TimesBoston GlobeNew York Post, Fox News, CNN and ESPN.

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to sign up for The Fishing Wire today so that you don’t miss a single email. And if you have story, news item or press release that you’d like to share, be sure to send it over to Toby at [email protected].