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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:

Millwards Float Rover 11′

Millwards Float Rover 11′£ 75.00 Sold Out

Just getting into fishing with cane and don’t want to splash out on a big “name” rod? Want something of an all-rounder? Look no further: feast your eyes upon the vastly under-rated Millward Floatrover. This 3 piece rod is whipped in orange, has a 17″ cork handle with trumpet finish, high bell guides (lined butt […]

Chapmans of Ware Fred Taylor Roach rod – 12′ 6″ hollow built

Chapmans of Ware Fred Taylor Roach rod – 12′ 6″ hollow built£ 250.00 Sold Out

Sadly Chapmans have closed their long standing Bowling Road workshop – though I understand that John is still making a few rods for old customers. For many years the Chapman output was overlooked except by those “in the know”: but now the 500, 550 and others are rightly being seen in a new light: as […]

Allcock Wizard 11ft

Allcock Wizard 11ft£ 175.00

“Although they are quite suitable for dealing with quick biting roach and dace, the power and reliability of the “Wizards” make them ideal for killing heavy, hard fighting carp, chub and barbel. 3 Joint, whole cane butt, built cane middle and top, cork handle, “Bell’s Life” intermediate rings, stand-off agate butt and end rings, sliding […]