Zebco Brands Acquires United Kingdom Fishing Brand Preston Innovations

Press Release / October 2014

Columbus, Ga. – Effective Tuesday, September 30, 2014, Telford, England-based fishing brand, Preston Innovations, was acquired by Zebco Brands of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Terms of the sale were not released.

Preston Innovations is the UK’s leading match fishing brand as well as having a growing presence in the coarse, carp and bait segments of the market with its brands Korum, Avid Carp and Sonubaits.  The Preston Innovations business is growing rapidly due to strong growth in Europe.

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The Zebco 33 is better than ever, and now it's got a family of its own.

News / June 2014

Here’s a sampling of the praise the all-new Zebco® 33® has received from outdoor writers across the country.

North American Fisherman

“…the Zebco reel that Mr. Hull invented is as much a part of fishing as DiMaggio was baseball. In 2014, the Zebco 33 proudly celebrates its 60th birthday with improved looks and feel, and no sacrifice to its legendary simple function and everyday reliability.”

Louisiana Sportsman

“On the outside, the new Zebco 33 features an industrial-grade brushed stainless steel cover, but internally it features a few tweaks that cement its reputation for legendary reliability…

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