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Home / Sporting Events / Fishing / Fate of Hessle Road’s Fishing Republic store changes in remarkable twist

Fate of Hessle Road’s Fishing Republic store changes in remarkable twist

A obvious fishing store in Hull threatened with closure after a sequence slumped into administration has been bought, saving jobs in a city.

Fishing Republic, formed in Strickland Street nearby Hessle Road, has 14 stores opposite a country, and employs 111 staff.

The angling emporium strike a headlines yesterday when it was announced it had collapsed into administration, though in a warn twist, a sale of Fishing Republic was reliable on Friday morning.

Business rescue and liberation dilettante Leonard Curtis was called in, in a bid to save a fishing name.

The business has now been bought by an unfriendly third party, that will safeguard all of a stores will sojourn open.

Hessle Road is one of Hull's many iconic streets

Hessle Road is one of Hull’s many iconic streets

Fishing Republic bonds a operation of apparatus for a sport, including a horde of big-name brands.

Crisis struck a sequence progressing this year, when vital investors pulled out of a business, withdrawal it scrambling to lift funds.

Before a collapse, Leonard Curtis had perceived early offers from parties meddlesome in appropriation Fishing Republic’s assets, though no refurbish was supposing on this front by Thursday.

It was reliable yesterday that a sequence had entered administration, that put a destiny of a Hessle Road area store in doubt.

Fishing Republic posted an annoying set of numbers during a finish of September, with halt pre-tax waste widening £2.5 million from £117,544, after income fell to £3.4 million from £4.1 million.

Watch: What happens when a business goes into administration?


The organisation pronounced during a time that sales “had been significantly influenced by clever opposition pressures.”

Its categorical opposition Angling Direct, that also trades on a Alternative Investments Market (AIM), has stretched aggressively this year, that has eaten into Fishing Republic’s marketplace share.

Fishing fans in Hull can now breathe a whine of service however, after it was reliable a sequence has been saved.

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