Government and bank cash helps Angling Direct during crisis

27 Apr

BRITAIN’S largest tackle shop chain has taken a £2.5million short-term bank loan to help it survive.

Angling Direct how they are tackling the impact of coronavirus, as tackle shops everywhere await news of when they can reopen.
Angling Direct how they are tackling the impact of coronavirus, as tackle shops everywhere await news of when they can reopen.

Angling Direct has also put most of its staff on the government furlough scheme, which allows them to claim 80 …Continue reading »

Tackle shops unite to create fresh AIR fishing group

27 Jan

TEN of the country’s top fishing shops have come together to form the Association of Independent Retailers that could take on the dominance of Angling Direct.

The Tackle Box in Kent is one of the well-respected stores in the new AIR fishing trade group.
The Tackle Box in Kent is one of the well-respected stores in the new AIR fishing trade group.

The AIR fishing trade group –  the Association of Independent Retailers – intends to promote the sport and collectively support …Continue reading »

Fishing tackle shop tries new ‘old-school’ move to boost interest

27 Jan

ONE of England’s oldest angling traders is coming up with ‘old-school’ initiatives to attract customers.

Fishing tackle shop problems are being tackled by Robertson’s. If shops near you are being pro-active in any special ways, email details to us.

The long-established fishing tackle shop Robertson’s, in Dagenham, Essex, is introducing several schemes to start the new decade. It hopes …Continue reading »

Fishtec closes down

13 Jan

THE UK’s ‘biggest’ mail order fishing tackle retailer is to cease trading.

Near to closing - Fishtec was big in online sales, via mail order brochures, and also had a well stocked shop.
Near to closing – Fishtec was big in online sales, via mail order brochures, and also had a well stocked shop.

In a surprising move, Fishtec embarked upon a closing down sale ready to close at some point in January 2020. …Continue reading »

Carp fishing giants Erics Angling Centre’s after-life revealed

12 Nov

AFTER weeks of speculation, it was confirmed what is happening to one of the biggest traders in the UK carp fishing tackle scene.

Sam Anderson, seen at a tackle show, has explained his plans after selling Erics Angling Centre to giant chain, Angling Direct.
Sam Anderson, seen at a tackle show, has explained his plans after selling Erics Angling Centre to giant chain, Angling Direct.

Erics Angling Centre was bought by Angling Direct for a cool £1.1 million. Now Erics Angling founder Sam Anderson plans …Continue reading »