Ever since Fish & Fly magazine announced it was ending publication in June (see “Fish & Fly Magazine Ceases Publication“), the owners of the magazine, Turnstile Publishing, hoped it would be picked up by another publisher and revived. Yesterday it was announced that the U.K.’s Fish & Fly Ltd., which publishes the online site FishandFly.com, acquired the rights and title of the U.S. magazine and will resume publication with the January 2009 issue.
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UK Web Publisher Fish & Fly Ltd Hooks Up with USA-Based Fish & Fly Magazine
West Sussex, UK – In a match made in fly-fishing heaven, Fish & Fly Ltd, owners of the popular UK-based online magazine www.fishandfly.com , have acquired the rights and title of its print namesake in the USA, the award-winning Fish & Fly Magazine, from Turnstile Publishing Company of Orlando, Florida.
Clayton Morris, President of Turnstile Publishing, announced the development by stating, “We are delighted to see the USA and UK Fish & Fly brands joining forces because it is clear from our negotiations that the new owners have the passion and enthusiasm to build on achievements to date and are ready to create a truly global brand.”
Richard Hewitt, Chairman of EFFTA member Fish & Fly Ltd., added: “We have long admired Fish & Fly Magazine and the work of Founding Editor and Publisher, Tom Pero, and his talented colleagues. It is a beautiful, top-quality publication featuring adventure fly fishing for genuine enthusiasts like us. Acquiring this award-winning title is a dream come true and will accelerate our plans to build Fish & Fly into a worldwide fly-fishing brand. We are confident that the addition of this superb magazine to our successful Web sites and forums will bring big benefits to our online fly-fishing communities, subscribers and trade partners.”
The next issue of Fish & Fly Magazine will be published in January 2009.
Contact: Richard Hewitt