Essex Tackle shop

Do you know of a good traditional fishing tackle shop, past and present.
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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by Tengisgol » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:12 am

Excuse my ignorance but it's opening again as a tackle shop (which sounds obvious from the picture). But I'm always wary on April Fool's day!
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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by Ljm183 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:26 pm

Tengisgol wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:12 am
Excuse my ignorance but it's opening again as a tackle shop (which sounds obvious from the picture). But I'm always wary on April Fool's day!
No not opening as a tackle shop, it,s now a residential property but the new owners kept the old shop name.

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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by The Tuesday Swim » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:58 pm

It's a bit of a shame as under the sign featured on the Fallon's Angler cover the owner discovered an even older sign, it was wonderful, they should have simply sealed it and kept it as is. Saying that the young couple who now own the property are very pleasant and kept the front as they understood its important to many locals.

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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by Ljm183 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:05 pm

Tengisgol wrote:
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:44 am
Roachtench wrote:
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Eddo Sports Services Ltd was at 136 North Street, Romford, telephone number 7061181
I could describe the inside of that shop to you as if we were standing inside it. Funny how you can remember these things from a long time ago yet I can't properly recall what I did yesterday! Do you have a reel bag with their details on Roachtench (I do!) or was that memorised?

I specifically remember going in and waggling a Shakespeare Match International travel rod, brown with white finish to the whippings! Didn't buy it though...
But do you remember the outside, and could the people in the photo be the owners or the staff. ??????????

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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by Leigh » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:22 pm

GregF wrote:
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:59 am
Leigh wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:59 pm
Greg was that the shop near the train station? I used to work on the industrial estate in Billericay.
It was, Leigh. Originally Ken Stubbs Tackle & Guns, taken over in the early-mid 1970s by Mike Norris who ran it up to the end of the 80s. It went through a succession of owners after him and eventually became pretty much a carp only sort of place. It was still a tackle shop up until about ten years ago but closed down when the last owner moved to France. A niece of a friend of mine took it over and turned it into a sandwich shop but it didn't work out. I'm not sure what's there now.

When were you working in Billericay and what company was it? Did you ever fish at Lake Meadows?
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I was a carpenter and joiner and dabbled in wood machinery for a short period for Crown Wood Products in Radford Cresent. This was around 1992/93.

I never fished Lake Meadows but did join Billericay and District Angling Club again for a limited period.

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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by GregF » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:19 am

Leigh, Lake meadows was gudgeon heaven in the late 70s and also the place I first saw a carp on the bank. Word went up that someone fishing by the sluice had caught a thirteen pounder and suddenly the poor bloke’s swim was invaded by scores of kids all jostling for a look at the ‘monster’. As we got older and into carp fishing, the place became a popular haunt for a number of my friends but it never appealed to me as a carp water.
You were working in Billericay around the time I left the area and hung up the rods for a few years.
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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by Stathamender » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:43 am

Ron Lingard's shop on St Botolph's in Colchester (near the Colchester Town station), which provided the wherewithal for my return to fishing in the early 70s after a time spent as Teenage Rebel of the Week. There were two other places in the centre of town in those days, Wass's on Short Wyre St, one of those places that sold tackle along with stuff for household pets, kids' toys and other bits and pieces (now a big tackle only shop out in Mark's Tey on the edge of town - useful if you're in the area) and another on the High Street either a department of or an implant in Williams and Griffin, Colchester's upmarket department store, which specialised in expensive game fishing kit. Ron was a noted matchman, back when this meant something, winning a section in the National at least once.
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