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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:

Mitchell 324 with spare spool

Mitchell 324 with spare spool£ 20.00

Great little reel from the ever reliable Mitchell Garcia factory – complete with spare spool and in great condition with virtually no loss of finish. As always we will combine postage wherever possible – refunding any excess on receipt of your order.

Allcocks Aerial Match 4.5″

Allcocks Aerial Match 4.5″£ 75.00

“Endorsed by Billy Lane as ‘The finest trotting reel ever made.’ While the Standard Models of the Allcock AERIAL Reel have been widely acclaimed by the most discerning anglers it has been felt that a narrow drum fast-recovery version of this famous reel would offer many additional advantages. The new Allcock ‘Match Aerial’ will appeal […]

Allcocks Match Aerial 4.5″ in box

Allcocks Match Aerial 4.5″ in box£ 150.00

“Endorsed by Billy Lane as ‘The finest trotting reel ever made.’ While the Standard Models of the Allcock AERIAL Reel have been widely acclaimed by the most discerning anglers it has been felt that a narrow drum fast-recovery version of this famous reel would offer many additional advantages. The new Allcock ‘Match Aerial’ will appeal […]