Tackle & Links


Trout Net Most people nowadays will search for major items of tackle by scanning through magazines such as Trout Fisherman or Trout and Salmon; or they google a word like "waders" and up pops a list of retailers who have these on offer. It is big business. There are so many good internet outlets now that it is difficult to recommend any ones in particular. You find your own favourites and tend to stick with them.

We will recommend two because these are local and, although they also have internet outlets for every kind of tackle, the big advantage they have is that you can actually call and see what you are buying in their well stocked shops. They are happy to let you actually test their rods by casting on the water. You can be confident with them that you are getting good advice and service.

The first and nearest to the Wirral is Meadow Fishery, Warrington Road, Mickle Trafford, Nr Chester. You will be well looked after there by John and Chris Percival and their staff. They also have a fishery on site.

In North Wales the best known tackle shop is Foxons. They are based beside the Elwy on the B5381 at Penrhewl, St. Asaph. Foxons also have a range of good quality second-hand rods.

If you don't tie your own flies and you need some quickly a very good local supplier by post is Selectafly.

It is also worth looking at our Fly of the Month page for ideas.

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