- Fishing tackle and equipment retailer Angling Direct said Tuesday it remained confident of meeting full year expectations as international sales nearly doubled.

For the period between 1 August 2018 and 30 November 2018, sales grew by 31.5% to £14.6m.

International were sales up 96.1% and 97.7% in November, supported by the launch of a new German language website, the company said.

The company generated record e-commerce Black Friday week performance, which ran from 19 to 26 November, with sales up 55.8% to £1.30m.

'The Company has taken great encouragement from the recent performance against the backdrop of a difficult retail trading environment. As the business launches its new international websites and continues to invest in its stores and overall customer experience, we believe that Angling Direct remains well placed to build on its market leading position,' said Angling Direct's Chief Executive Officer, Darren Bailey.

At 8:29am: [LON:ANG] Angling Direct Plc share price was +3p at 85p

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