First Tackle Shop You Ever Used...

Do you know of a good traditional fishing tackle shop, past and present.
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Re: First Tackle Shop You Ever Used...

Post by Nigel Rainton » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:26 pm

Redfearn's in Hastings (Redfearns 8 Castle St Hastings Sussex). It was run by two elderly women, they may have been sisters. Very frightening ladies. They had Mk IV carp rods and Mitchell reels in the window. I spent more time looking in the shop window than I did inside the shop, they didn't like young lads.

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Re: First Tackle Shop You Ever Used...

Post by Black Prince » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:57 pm

Mine was a pet shop come tackle shop saw dust on the floor called Hartleys used to go there for maggots and the odd gold fish could never afford anything else but happy days wandering the canal that ran behind the shop and the legendary pike called big Bertha :fish: mike

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Re: First Tackle Shop You Ever Used...

Post by Mushy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:42 pm

SofaSurfer wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:26 pm
Redfearn's in Hastings (Redfearns 8 Castle St Hastings Sussex). It was run by two elderly women, they may have been sisters. Very frightening ladies. They had Mk IV carp rods and Mitchell reels in the window. I spent more time looking in the shop window than I did inside the shop, they didn't like young lads.
I was just about to say the same! Great shop, bought my first Mitchell 300, B&W Mk IV, remember rushing there one morning to buy some Avon Scales as I'd just caught a Carp worth weighing, happy days, not a care in the world!
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Re: First Tackle Shop You Ever Used...

Post by Capebreton » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:04 pm

A tackle shop in swindon. Cannot recall its name. A proper old fashioned shop

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Post by Capebreton » Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:05 pm

A tackle shop in swindon. Cannot recall its name. A proper old fashioned shop

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Re: First Tackle Shop You Ever Used...

Post by Paul D » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:05 pm

A little toy come tackle shop in sheerwater and of course my local Woolworths, I remember the lovely float's they sold in there Winfield packaging, really must try to hunt a couple out just for old times sake.
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Re: First Tackle Shop You Ever Used...

Post by Bob Brookes » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:19 pm

Bill (Knocker) Norris, Russell Terrace, Leamington Spa. It was in the cellar of the house that I was brought up in until I was 18 years old.
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Re: First Tackle Shop You Ever Used...

Post by Harry H » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:41 pm

McDowell's in Braintree, always enjoyed looking a the glass case full of floats.
For sea fishing it was Metcalfs at Walton on the Naze.
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Post by Reedling » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:51 pm

Ah, yes, aged about 9 for sea fishing, first place was Ron Edwards at Herne Bay for a few score of lug and a packet of Squid.

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Re: First Tackle Shop You Ever Used...

Post by Carp Artist » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:54 pm

Kirkmans in Crawley West Sussex. Now long gone.
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