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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:

Allcocks Record Breaker 10 1/2′

Allcocks Record Breaker 10 1/2′£ 175.00 Sold Out

“General purpose bottom rod for float fishing and light ledgering. 3 joint built cane, cork handle, full stand off intermediate rings, agatine lined butt and end rings; sliding winch fittings and butt cap; two tone red and green whippings; partitioned rod bag” (Allcocks Anglers Guide 1965). A great all round rod – the example here […]

Mitchell 306 in box with spare spool

Mitchell 306 in box with spare spool£ 45.00

This larger “big brother” of the beloved 300 was originally intended for saltwater fishing but has become popular with carp and pike fishermen too thanks to its larger spool size, higher retrieval rate and robust nature! The example offered here is in great condition, with virtually no paint loss (see photos) and comes in its […]

Abu Cardinal 66 with spare spool.

Abu Cardinal 66 with spare spool.£ 65.00

First made in Sweden in 1965, the Cardinal 66 is rightly acknowledged as a classic of the fixed spool reel ilk. With optional anti-reverse, folding handle and adjustable clutch, this is the classic green and cream version complete with model details side plate, maker’s side plate and original Abu sticker. Very little loss to finish […]