Plano Expands International Presence with Angling Spirit

PLANO, IL – Plano is pleased to announce its new partnership with one of fishing’s leading tournament and event organizers, Angling Spirit, and will be supporting all of their Classic events.

The arrangement will see Plano sponsor Angling Spirit’s World Carp Classic, World Carp Classic Junior Event, World Predator Classic (WPC), WPC Boat, WPC Kayak and WPC Street Fishing events.

Pete Angle – VP of Marketing for Plano’s parent company Plano Synergy, explained: “We’re delighted to be supporting the fine work of Angling Spirit and affiliating ourselves with the leading European-based angling tournaments and events.

“We see there is a great opportunity to engage the international fishing audience and participate in and support Angling Spirit events. There is also crossover for us to promote other brands within the Plano Synergy stable family, like Frabill, with this audience, which is an aspect that looks positive for us.”


Angling Spirit owner and founder Ross Honey added: “This is a significant milestone for Angling Spirit and the WCC and WPC and all their affiliated sub-events. Plano is one of the most well-known brands in fishing and I know from discussions with the Plano team, they will be fully utilizing our platform.

“Plano has serious plans to use our events to help consolidate and grow Plano and their other brands in Europe and the rest of the world. This sponsorship is a significant part of Plano’s global strategy, and we are delighted to be able to work with them to achieve their goals and promote angling in a positive way throughout the world.”

Plano will sponsor the Inaugural 2015 World Carp Classic Junior event on May 27-30, 2015, on Lake Katlov in the Czech Republic, followed by the World Predator Classic in Haringvilet, the Netherlands on June 24-27, 2015, and the 2015 World Carp Classic at Lac de Madine, France on September 19-26, 2015.