In the mid 1970s a Canadian entrepreneur recruited Chris Orssich to start Roxtons, a sporting agency. Based in Hungerford, above the shop of the same name which was also part of the business at the time, the company grew rapidly.
In 1991, Roxtons became the first company to offer Atlantic salmon fishing on the celebrated Varzuga River in Russia's Kola Peninsula. It also offered exclusive access to several of the world's premier shoots, at estates such as Drynachan and Newlands in Scotland, Stanage on the Welsh border, Miltons, and Prescombe in England as well as Fuensauco and La Nava in Spain. Roxtons has also been a key player in the development of some of the most exciting saltwater, bluewater and freshwater fisheries for decades.
Today, Roxtons continues to be at the forefront of sporting innovation, running the largest and oldest 'roving syndicate', an informal club which gives customers access to more than 20 partridge or pheasant days per season in locations around the world. It also recently pioneered salt water fishing in Cuba and has a fishing portfolio that spans the globe.