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 local trade in the face of fierce competition from internet…

Description: seatbox for match anglers. Specifications: a drawer with dividers; a 20 mm storage tray; a double drawer with dividers; a deep base unit; facility to take a wheel kit;…

Description: ‘safe’ scissors for lure anglers. Specifications: sharp, stainless steel blades; built-in carabiner. My verdict: a handy accessory for roving lure anglers, these scissors can be attached to a waistcoat,…

Near to closing - Fishtec is big in online sales, mail order brochures, and a well stocked shop.

In a surprising move, Fishtec embarked upon a major ‘closing down’ sale, ready to cease its operations at some point early in 2020. The discounting blitz, via its base in…

Description: a side-tray for a seatbox. Specifications: measures 65 x 50 cm; fits all 30 and 36 cm legs; self-supporting; mesh base. My verdict: simple and effective. Having oversized leg…

Description: refined and tweaked carp rods. Specifications: 10 ft model has a 3 lb test curve; 12 ft version available in 2.75, 3, 3.25 and 3.5 lb test curves; 12…

Dick Tallents was the trade man behind the famous John Wilson rod, and many other big-selling fishing products.

Dick Tallents owned Masterline Tackle, the producer of iconic John Wilson rod, the Avon Quiver rod. It sold in its thousands back in the day. Cheltenham-based Dick joined the Gloucestershire…

Description: a crankbait. Specifications: 7 cm (7 g) and 10 cm (12 g) sizes; swimming depths of 0.6-1.2 m and 0.9 m-1.5 m; floating balsa body; strong copolymer outer; internal…