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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:

Hardy Richard Walker Superlite Reservoir #7/8

Hardy Richard Walker Superlite Reservoir #7/8£ 60.00

Fabulous hollow glass 2 piece brown glass rod measuring 9′ 3″, whipped in green tipped with red. Low bridge butt eye (no lining) and snake inter guides with “pitchfork” tip eye. Nice clean example of this great little rod designed by the legendary Richard Walker for Hardys and relatively rare, being produced just for the […]

B&W Mark IV Compound G “S/U”

B&W Mark IV Compound G “S/U”£ 70.00

The B&W hollow glass version of the original Walker Mark IV “Stepped Up” rod, with very similar styling (including 100’s of superfluous inters!). Brown hollow glass, alloy reel bands, original lined butt and tip rings – the rod is in good “used” condition and is 100% original – bag is named but has a hole […]

Bruce & Walker Mark IV Compound G

Bruce & Walker Mark IV Compound G£ 60.00

The B&W hollow glass version of the original Walker Mark IV, with very similar styling (including 100’s of superfluous inters!). Brown hollow glass, alloy reel bands, original pink lined butt and tip rings – the rod is in good “used” condition and is 100% original – bag is un-named. As always we will try and […]