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Welcome to our store!

Welcome to the home of quality vintage fishing tackle: tackle from the golden age of pleasure angling that still have much joy to give today! If sitting back under a willow, cane rod in hand and watching a beautiful handmade float sounds like the perfect afternoon to you then you are in the right place.

(If you were looking for a “guaranteed” carp bagging tactic for use on an overstocked stew-pond then you aren’t!)

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any queries or if you would like more pictures of a particular product etc. See our “Terms and Conditions” page for information regarding returns and shipping cost etc.

A word on our philosophy: we aim at The VFC to give reasonable prices – if you think a price is unreasonable then get in touch – you never know: you might convince us! In general though I think you will find our items priced considerably below other tackle dealers. To keep prices down we do all that we can – re-use packing materials, find the cheapest postage/ courier and keep overhauls of items to a minimum. We always check items for working condition, and repair any minor faults we find. items with major faults simply won’t be offered for sale (generally they are met with a shrug of the shoulders and tossed into the parts box!). We NEVER repaint items or touch up paint work on reels, and don’t cover rods in thick layers of varnish to disguise any imperfections: we believe that the battle scars that tackle has acquired become a part of it. That being said we do often offer items in unused condition, and of course these can attract premium prices as they appeal to collectors and will have cost us more to acquire.

New Products:

Early Chapmans 550 Carp rod 10′ – restored by Paul Cook

Early Chapmans 550 Carp rod 10′ – restored by Paul Cook£ 200.00 Sold Out

Chapmans rods have rightly got a bit of a reputation in recent years for the quality of their build. The 550 offered here is their 2 piece + detachable handle carp rod, 1.5lb test curve, with open bridge guides (agate lined tip and butt), brass push in ferrules and 28″ detachable cork handle. This is […]

Paul Cook roach float – approx. 6″

Paul Cook roach float – approx. 6″£ 17.50

One of Paul’s trademark yellow topped roach floats – cork body, dark green stem. Signed and dated. As always we will try and combine postage on items wherever possible – refunding any excess on receipt of your order.

Paul Cook – mottled reed float 2 approx. 11.75″

Paul Cook – mottled reed float 2 approx. 11.75″£ 18.00 Sold Out

Since Paul moved to Norfolk a few years ago he has been experimenting with Norfolk reed in his floats – judging by his latest output, on offer here, he’s mastered the material! The iridescent mottling with a “bleed” effect that he has achieved using his secret staining methods has a simply gorgeous depth of colour […]