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 The Tuesday Swim » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:06 pm

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London not Essex, but untouched for twenty years until three weeks ago!

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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by Leigh » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:17 pm

That's a great photo Nick, I'll buy a copy of Fallons for that article

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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by Fisherman1947 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:57 pm

The Tuesday Swim wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:06 pm
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London not Essex, but untouched for twenty years until three weeks ago!
Has it open as a tackle shop again I used to go in there in the 80s . Ron his name was you ask for a pint of maggots and got half a pint .
Old fishermen never die they only smell that way.

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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by The Tuesday Swim » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:09 pm

I'm afraid it closed down in the late nineties.

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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by GregF » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:22 pm

That's a superb cover shot, Nick. :Hat:

Back in Essex, I still have this reel bag from my old local shop, long gone now. The four-digit telephone number gives a clue to the era.

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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by Fisherman1947 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:49 pm

The Tuesday Swim wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:09 pm
I'm afraid it closed down in the late nineties.
That is a pity it had a carp in a case . Do you know what it has become . There are no tackle shops in my area anymore I have to go to dagenham or roman road bow or Kentish town .
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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by Leigh » 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.

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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by The Tuesday Swim » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:04 pm

Fisherman1947 wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:49 pm
The Tuesday Swim wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:09 pm
I'm afraid it closed down in the late nineties.
That is a pity it had a carp in a case . Do you know what it has become . There are no tackle shops in my area anymore I have to go to dagenham or roman road bow or Kentish town .
There is more to this story and more information comes in all the time, the cased fish I know about but didn't know it was a carp, we may have traced its whereabouts though. :eyebrow:

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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by GregF » 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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Re: Essex Tackle shop

Post by Ljm183 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:49 pm

The Tuesday Swim wrote:
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:06 pm
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London not Essex, but untouched for twenty years until three weeks ago!
Good to see the new owners have kept the shop name

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