Owners Update

SpeedyBooker Acquires FishPal

14th July 2021 09:30

FishPal.com, the largest booking website for freshwater fishing globally, has become part of SpeedyBooker.

The deal will see FishPal.com transitioned to the SpeedyBooker platform, then embark on an ambitious growth plan. FishPal will join the growing network of SpeedyBooker websites, which include Britainsfinest.co.uk, Monasteries.com, UniversityRooms.com, HostelHunter.com, and BeachHuts.com, as well as a host of partner websites.

Mark Cockburn from FishPal said "SpeedyBooker is the ideal partner with their strong technology, and expertise in advanced multi-currency and multilingual booking systems. Its management team understands fishing and wants to invest in FishPal to continue its expansion of our domestic and international markets."

Charlie Ramsay, Founder and Chief Executive of SpeedyBooker said "FishPal is a great website with a loyal following. We see many opportunities to invest to further improve the website and systems, increase bookings, and expand its footprint both internationally and into other types of fishing. It will be upgraded yet retain all the features that customers know and love. I'm delighted that Mark Cockburn will continue to lead FishPal, and that his team are excited about their future."

Society has connected with the outdoors and nature during the Covid-19 pandemic. Fishing has seen people of all ages trying it for the first time and many reconnecting for its physical benefits and mental well-being. Over a million people go fishing in the UK each year. FishPal helps to increase participation in fishing, particularly amongst the under 25 age group, by making the sport more accessible through its easy to use website.


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Notes to editors:
•FishPal, established in 2003, is an award winning online booking and information website for game fishing enthusiasts, where they can also view catch and river level data. 800 fishing owners market and sell their fishing permits to over 400,000 global visitors per year. FishPal.com

•SpeedyBooker, established in 2007, is a private company based in the UK working with owners in 18 countries. It processes over 60,000 bookings per year on behalf of bed and breakfasts, hotels, hostels, university residences, apartments, holiday lets, beach huts and monasteries. SpeedyBooker's vision is to continue building a global network of niche accommodation and activity websites powered by its booking platform. SpeedyBooker.com