Coastal Angler & The Angler Magazine Insider Newsletter March 2024

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This year’s Miami International Boat Show was attended by corporate staff Ben Martin, Editor in Chief, National Advertising Sales Rep Charlie McCullough as well as numerous franchise owners. Technology was the “word of the day” at this years’ event with the ePropulsion 14-pound eLite electric motor winning the coveted Innovations Award. (You may notice their two-page spread in the May Video Magazine.)

Members of the Coastal Angler Magazine team were present at many industry functions and events during the show and also enjoyed Suzuki Marine’s hospitality at their MIBS party. For those of you who have never attended this four-day marine event, you will be absolutely flabbergasted by the massive number of boat, motors and marine accessories. The Miami Show kicks off the Boat Show circuit each year and is seen as “the place” where new products are introduced to the global marine market.

If you’ve never attended you owe it to yourself to experience this annual event next February.

Here are a few upcoming Boat Shows:

March 21-24: Palm Beach International Boat Show

April 5-7: Orlando Boat Show

April 19-21: Suncoast Boat Show, Sarasota, FL

April 26-28: Catawba Island Boat Show, Clinton, OH

June 21-23: Tampa Bay Boat Show by Tampa Bay Times

October 30-November 3: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Official Newsletter of Coastal Angler Magazine Franchising, Inc. MARCH 2024


Coastal Angler Magazine - Lowcountry Co-Publisher Brooks Finneseth definitely knows that the secret to effective advertising is not just making a great impression, but also making a lasting first impression. That’s just what he did by getting a custom wrap on his Jeep that’s sure to turn heads and get noticed. NowTHAT’S aWrap!


Corporate wants to hear from you! Share pictures of you and your team at boat shows, trade shows and tournaments, tell us your best selling tactics and tips, stories about your distribution, and whatever has been working for you. Send an email to and we’ll share them here.


We have several digital products available that can help offset your print costs in 2024.

How about an e-newsletter for your franchise area? Sending out an e-newsletter can help existing customers feel respected and stay in the loop, while also bringing in new prospects. And selling digital advertisements to be placed in it puts money in your pocket.

Also available are web banners, featured video spots, native content, social media postings, email blasts and more.

And don’t forget The Angler Video Magazine which is emailed to over 3 million licensed anglers throughout the month.

Many of our franchisees are already taking advantage of selling these digital products, bringing them new streams of revenue. Contact Webmaster Ryan Clapper at webmaster@ to learn how you can too.


JULY 16-19, 2024

ICAST, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, is the world’s largest trade show for sportfishing. Hosted annually at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, ICAST 2024 will bring together industry professionals and leading companies in the sportfishing industry. Exhibitors showcase their latest products and services, including the newest innovations in rods, reels, artificial lures fish finders and more. The convention attracts professionals from the sportfishing industry, such as retailers, wholesalers and media representatives.

More than just a trade show, ICAST also serves as a meeting place and exchange forum for all those passionate about sportfishing, and year after year has proven to be an invaluable resource for CAM and TAM franchisees to hold face-to-face meetings and make countless valuable business connections.

The event is organized by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the leading organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of sportfishing. To register for media credentials visit: https://www.


Mark Twain said it best when he said, “The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.”

St. Augustine Edition

Please join us in welcoming Capt. Eric and Gina Diesl, our new St. Augustine, FL Franchisee Co-Publishers.

The Diesls have lived in St. Augustine for 30 years and are originally from New York and New Jersey. Eric and Gina both grew up with fathers who would take them fishing every chance they had, creating memories for them that will last a lifetime. They have one son, Reece, who loves sports and the outdoors, just like his parents.

Capt. Eric has been a lifelong angler and outdoorsman. He has been a loyal reader of Coastal Angler for as long as he can remember. They own an outdoor charter business (Salt Run Outfitters) in St. Augustine which caters to private fishing and sightseeing charters for clients. Capt. Eric holds a USCG Master Captain 25 Ton license with an Assistance Towing Endorsement. He also has over 20 years experience as a Regional Sales Director, handling outside sales for an insurance distribution and marketing company throughout Florida and Texas. Capt. Eric is outgoing, results-driven, organized, and a self starter. And it shows…He has generated over $1 billion in sales!

Capt. Eric and Gina Diesl (with son, Reece)

St. Augustine Co-Publishers

Mrs. Gina Diesl is an educator. She has been a Principal at Island Prep School for 8 years and previously taught at Hartley Elementary School for 11 years, with a total of over 24 years in curriculum planning and administrative functions. She is active in the community. She has never met a stranger and she knows everyone in town. So much so, her husband lovingly refers to her as “the Mayor” from time to time.

Capt. Eric and Gina are looking forward to utilizing their people skills and sales experience to grow the business and create a legacy magazine in St. Augustine.

Welcome aboard Tangie Neff, partner in the Lake Istokpoga/Lake Okeechobee The Angler Magazine Edition. Tangie is originally from a small town on the Ohio River in Southeast Ohio (Aberdeen, Ohio). She is married to Captain Corky Neff, a retired Ohio River Towboat Captain. They have five children and three grandchildren. The Neffs moved to Sebring, Florida after Corky retired in 2017. Tangie is a former preschool teacher of 20 years. During the COVID shutdown, she started guiding with Corky. After the shutdown, she didn’t return to teaching, and fishing has become her main source of income—as well as her passion. Their guiding business is now known as Corky & Tangie’s Guided Fishing Tours in Sebring, Florida. Corky guides for bass and Tangie is a crappie and pan fishing guide. They love getting family and friends out on the water together for a fun day of fishing on beautiful Lake Istokpoga and other local lakes.

Tangie has been a longtime supporter of The Angler Magazine and Don Norton. Fishing is a big part of her life and she is thrilled to be an integral part of The Angler Magazine Lake Istokpoga/Lake Okeechobee Edition. Tangie looks forward to working with her partner, Don Norton, and others in The Angler and Coastal Angler family.

Welcome Tangie Neff to the Lake Istokpoga/ Lake Okeechobee, FL Edition! WELCOME ABOARD • EMOCLEW DRAOBA • WELCOME ABOARD 2024 Tangie Neff & Don “Red” Norton Lake Istokpoga/Lake Okeechobee Co-Publishers
Capt. Eric with a nice wahoo!


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