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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 SuperB in box

Allcocks SuperB in box£ 42.00

With its black painted finish and early knurled cap form this reel was introduced in 1939 as a 3:1 gear ratio threadline casting reel with slipping clutch, automatic pick-up and oscillating line drum. This post-war version of the reel is in great condition – retaining the vast majority of its finish, the line guard has […]

Grice and Young Jecta MkIII

Grice and Young Jecta MkIII£ 35.00

4.5″ pressed metal centrepin reel from this often under-rated British maker – great for margin carp fishing or float fishing for tench perhaps. With strong optional check this reel is in good mechanical order – the original centre boss is un-cracked (a common G&Y fault) and it retains 75%+ of its original grey finish (with […]

Combined gaff/ weed cutter/ disgorger tool

Combined gaff/ weed cutter/ disgorger tool£ 20.00

This folding tool is designed to screw into a bank stick or similar with its standard sized thread and appears to be of copper or bronze construction with the gaff hook and cutter blades being of steel. A clever little gadget – I’ve not seen the combination before – and clearly with some age to […]