Useful Fishing Links
Welcome to the Useful Links Section of Trade Members and Partners.
The Essential Fly
Specialists in Flies, Tackle & Fly Tying
The Essential Fly is a leading supplier of gear for fly fishermen, rainbow & brown trout flies, salmon, pike and fly patterns for every species from our massive selection. Fly tying materials and tools to satisfy every fly tyers needs. With tackle from Greys to Wychwood, from fly rods to waders, luggage and all of the accessories you will need.
We have won awards for customer service and believe in value and quality. Check our reviews from thousands of customers all around the world. Having delivered to over 50 countries from homes to fishing lodges for that last minute requirement.
From the depths of the murky underground carp scene in deepest Essex, Wofte Clothing was born. One of the pioneering company's in angling apparel formed in early 2011 for alternative, trendy and against the grain bank side threads that not only looked the part but also stuck two fingers up to the out door elements and from function to fit, embraced them.
Fast forward to now, we have grown from strength to strength gathering an enormous underground cult following mainly in the UK, but our infectious ways have began to creep across the boarder and our products have started to nestle into the hands of carpers across the continent. This is only the beginning.
We are the trend setters.
River Angler and River
River Angler and River Angler Shop are keen river anglers fishing for coarse and game fish in rivers all over the country and the website points to rivers and the clubs who have fishing on them. There's also an interactive Map, a Forum and a Shop selling a selection of coarse and game tackle, please send us any information on your favourite stretch of river or photos and we will incorporate these on the site. Tight lines to all running water fans.
Waters Edge Bait and Tackle
Founded in 2012, Waters Edge Bait and Tackle is an internet-based postal order company that is looking to expand in to a retail premises. The business focuses on providing the best quality and best value tackle that is available to the modern angler over the sole presence of big names, which many companies rely on. Therefore, Waters Edge provides access to quality tackle from smaller companies such as Vardis and Carp Zone, whilst also stocking well-known brands such as Saber and Top-Notch-Tackle, Madbaits and Carp Zone. A small, friendly business, Waters Edge Bait and Tackle will happily assist you in fulfilling your angling needs.
Cookshill Fly Tying
Our full skins have been widely acclaimed in the Fly Tying magazines as being the finest available. The are produced by us from birds individually selected for feather quality. They are superior to similar products available in the UK and USA. They give the fly dresser a unique opportunity to be able to select exactly the right feather for the job in hand. They are of especial interest to the dressers of North Country Spider patterns and the more innovative fly dresser. Many are in short supply and may have to be ordered in advance – even then a short wait may be involved. If you are not 100% happy with your materials send them back – we will replace them without question.
Website with information on the Fens, its history and wildlife with sections on angling and fish related crime.
Mi Casa bed and breakfast is a newly opened restaurant and B&B in the heart of the town of Drumshanbo. Situated minutes from Loch Allen this is the major course fishing center in the country. It's a well stocked mixed fishing experience with specimen pike to over 30lb and good size trout, bream and roach.
There are many smaller fisheries east of drumshambo and the B&B is close to Ballintra Bridge with its good trout fishing. Mi Casa is a 2 minute walk from a tackle shop. Contact us on 00353 71 964 0476 or email
shop4tackle is a family run business based in Rochester, Kent.
We aim to offer 100% customer satisfaction through our online mail order system. We also have a shop located in Strood, Rochester where you can visit and buy with confidence.
shop4tackle are authorised dealers of most major brands and we are always adding new and exciting product ranges to our shop and website.
We also sell live baits such as maggots and worms and freezer baits for both predator and sea anglers. We have freezer and shelf life boilies available. Our fresh baits are delivered fresh every Thursday.
Stenhill Lakeside Holidays
We are an exclusive and unique luxury holiday retreat offering some of the best carp fishing in the South West with guaranteed ice free fishing in winter. With just a single luxury 2 bedroom lodge on the 3 acre site, residents enjoy private fishing with no day tickets. The superb lake holds more than 100 specimen carp, with six known thirties, stocked originally from the Leney strain. There are also specimen 2lb roach and tench. Our stock are security chipped so we can monitor their growth. We are located in rural idyllic surroundings a couple of miles from junction 28 of the M5.
Stenhill Lakeside Holidays at Stenhill Fishery
C/O Little Coombe, Old Village, Willand, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2RH
Tel: 01884 33707 or 07719 961293
Friary Coach House
Friary Coach House lies on the River House estate in the tiny hamlet of Friary, just 5 miles south of Bath on the banks of the River Frome.
Enjoying a spectacular riverside setting, Friary Coach House is AA 5 star rated with spacious self-catering accommodation for 1 - 3 adults, or for a family of up to 5. There is good local transport into the historic City of Bath (train 7mins).
FISHING: The River House estate has licences for 4 rods and over 100m of private fishing for the exclusive use of Friary Coach House guests. A further 300m alongside woodland, withy beds and water meadows is available by arrangement.
Coarse and pleasure fishing are both excellent on this stretch of the River Frome with roach, chubb, dace, perch, rudd and hybrids, plus specimen pike, in abundance. There is also some good fly fishing here and more on the River Avon and Wellow Brook nearby.
01225 722 252 or 07798 606 814 (Caretaker)
A family run business that has grown over the past 50 years to become one of the largest specialist Game and Bass Fishing Shops in the country. Fortunately the shop backs on to the river Elwy offering you the valuable opportunity to try out any of the fly rods on the river before you buy. All the team at Foxons are experienced all round anglers so are always only too pleased to answer any questions you may have, or to give advice on tackle and venues. Call us or pop in - we'll be very happy to help you out!
Our Trade Member Kingfisher Cottages offer Angling Trust members 10% off bookings at their Central Brittany properties in an idyllic location with tranquil surroundings and a lakeside setting with fishing, beautiful walks, wildlife, bike riding and fascinating history to explore.
Andrew Field Floats
Andrew Field floats are individually designed and completely made by hand and so each one is uniquely different to any other float ever made. They are just as stunning to look at in the study as they are to use on the bankside. These are works of art that work on the water and they explain why Andrew Field is a leading name in UK homemade float construction today.
Lindon Lewis Marine
Lindon lewis Marine Ltd has served the boating fraternity for over twenty years. We have two outlets, the Chandlery and service department located at Shepperton Marina and the Boat Sales Yard at Shepperton Lock.
Sign-up for Pondip and get £20+ worth of fishing items, every month. Only £15 per month, free delivery, cancel anytime! It's like getting a Christmas present every month, delivered straight to your door. Pondip is a fun and exciting way to keep up with the sport of carp fishing. Getting the latest tackle and bait to try out keeps you ahead of the sport, and means you can enjoy more of your time on the bank doing what you do best.
Chapman's has been offering great choice and prices to anglers for over 20 years. With 2 stores in Hull and Scunthorpe you are guaranteed friendly, helpful service on a massive array of tackle whatever your level or budget. Chapman's also give the same level of service from their award winning mail order and on-line departments which offer what is probably the largest selection of products from all the top brands in the UK. Ordering is simple and secure, in fact delivery from mouse to house has never been easier! Check out the website for all your angling needs and news.
The principle aim of Otter Stop is to protect fisheries and wildfowl pools from the ever increasing threat of Otter predation, which is wiping out fisheries all over the UK. We aim to offer clubs and fishery owners as much advice as they require, on all types of fencing solutions, the pitfalls, and problems they may incur, and come up with a cost effective plan, tailor made for each water.
We are the only place you will find our bespoke fishing waders made to order. As a keen bass fisherman for over 35 years, I have struggled to find durable waders that stand the test of time. For years I have had to replace them over and over again, until I developed these ultra strong, reinforced knee, butyl rubber tri-nylon, made to measure waders. They really are the ultimate in fishing gear.
St Leger Custom Fishing Rods
With our rod kits we have taken the guesswork out of rod building for you. We have selected some of the most popular manufacturers, styles and components available. These kits will allow you to begin the enjoyment of rod building and fishing with your own hand crafted rod. The kits include all the components needed to assemble the rod as shown: guides, grips, reel seat, rod blank, winding check, butt cap and matching rod tip top. Check out our rod building courses too.
Angling Projects has gained an enviable reputation as being one of the best facilities for groups of young anglers in the country. Open free of charge to groups of youngsters from the age of 8 years upwards to groups from schools, youth clubs, scouts/guide groups and junior angling clubs and including children at risk and with special needs and disabilities.
Rods, reels, line, braids, mono, lures, pike and predator tackle, jigs and leads.
Sharnbrook Tackle is based in Sharnbrook, Bedford MNK44 1JE.
Signature Creative Ltd
Signature Creative is an advertising and marketing agency based in Hertfordshire which offers the widest range of services all under one roof. The great news is that they are keen anglers and understand what makes people who go fishing go fishing! For any kind of design work or if you want to target anglers in particular it's time you called Signature Creative.
Des Taylor Angling
Des Taylor, Angling Trust Ambassador, is one of the best known all round anglers in the UK having caught a wide range of species including a near record Dace and even a 2,000lb Great White Shark. Check out Des' website to find out what he's been up to recently and to book an amazing day out with a living legend!
A new company Carpon Limited was established by an angler for anglers. It was felt there was a need for a set of fishing rods which were affordable and would last longer than a season. After a year of liasing with suppliers, testing samples (which was good fun) and tweaking products the result is Carpon's range of fishing rods: float/match, carp and feeder which it is thought meet our core objective: quality fishing tackle at competitive prices.
Dave Harrell Angling
River expert and Angling Trust Ambassador Dave Harrell has devoted his whole life to the world of angling. The experience and knowledge he has gained means he can now help other anglers catch more fish. In addition to a growing tackle brand, he is also now offering one to one and group guided lessons on a variety of venues.
We at Dakota Print & Sign (est. 1967) would like to introduce our services which we believe can save you money and offer you a quality prompt service. These include Exhibition& Marketing Display systems, Banners, Posters, Catalogues, Labels, Stickers, Clothing, Vehicle, Shop & Factory Signage and much more. The words "No job to big or to small" sums us up as we have the equipment to cover many types or sizes of jobs that you require. We also support the charity "Stoney & Friends raising funds for MacMillan cancer support.
Widely recognised as one of the world's leading quality fly manufacturers, offering exceptional value, service and a brand that can be trusted totally. With origins dating back to the 1930s, today we employ in excess of 200 skilled artisans and fly dressers at our factory, a wholly owned subsidiary company, in Kenya.
Fish4Sports Ltd - Fishing directory & online booking hub. FREE to register.
Fishing Website Design – we specialise in building bespoke managed brochure & e-commerce websites with payment portals for day ticket waters, angling club memberships & subscriptions, match fishing, tackle shops, tutors and fishing holidays. We use SEO 'Search Engine Optimisation' which helps your website reach the top pages of search engines like Google & Yahoo. In fact we can produce, manage or re-brand any business sector’s website.
Fishing Advertising – Why not advertise with Fish4Sports Ltd on our website with a link to your own website.
Fishing Merchandise - Branded items, promotional gifts. We have 20 years experience in account management & fulfilment for our clients.
Carp Trader - The ultimate site for anything related to carp fishing! Our site is dedicated to all the passionate carp fisherman and woman, young and old around the world. We provide online marketplace helping you to buy and sale any carp related fishing equipments in a easy, simple and secure way. We connect the carp fishing community with small and medium retailers, merchants from carp fishing industry, that we believe they are doing their best to meet customers expectation.
Merlin Unwin Books
We are a dynamic UK company dedicated to publishing high quality countryside, wildlife, fieldsports and fishing books, written by leaders in their fields. Merlin Unwin Books Ltd was established in 1990 and is based in the market town of Ludlow in Shropshire. We offer friendly, personal customer service and because we have our own distribution service (based in Ludlow) we can promise to despatch your books within three days, often sooner.
Fieldsports is a glossy country pursuits quarterly of unsurpassed quality and originality. With emphasis placed on game shooting and fishing - both in the UK and abroad - each issue delivers a large editorial package of beautifully designed pages of features, news, reviews, products and comment, all accompanied by world-class photography. Fieldsports is the definitive quarterly for the genuine country sports enthusiast.
AGM Discount Fishing Lures and Tackle
Lures and lure fishing tackle at great prices! A great variety of stock for all pike and predator anglers and THE place to stock up on soft plastics and drop shot supplies for perch fishing.
Our aim is to supply all my customers with fishing weights at reasonable prices and to include delivery charges that still represent value for money.
UK Match Angler
Fatch up with the latest UK Match Angling News. With news items from the bank, the angling trade and not forgetting the most important source of our News Items, you the UK's Match Anglers.
Angling Trades Association
The Angling Trades Association represents angling manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, publishers and distributors and is the Voice of the British Angling Industry.
National Fishing Month
This year, National Fishing Month will begin on the 19th July, and conclude on the 26th August. As in previous years, the idea is to encourage every family member to have a go at fishing from whatever cultural or social background they may be from.
Take a Friend Fishing
"Take A Friend Fishing" is a campaign where anglers of the UK are being encouraged to take a person who they feel would benefit from a day's fishing.
A quality fishing bait supplier based in Leicester. supplying a wide range of baits from hand rolled boilies to fully prepared particle baits.
Looks Fishy is a website featuring a growing number of great places to go fishing the UK. If you fancy checking out some new pegs take a look around the site.
The company of Reuben Heaton has its roots in the angling industry. It was founded in 1857 by its namesake Reuben George Heaton predominantly as a manufacturer of fishing reels, but this manufacturing base was quickly extended to cover many other items of angling equipment.
Frenzee is a UK based design and manufacturing company which was formed to produce a range of accessories for the pole angler. The Frenzee brand is now recognised and accepted as a mark of quality and innovation within the industry. Products include the Feeding and Precision Ranges, as well as the unique I-Bushes which are manufactured in the UK using specially developed polymers.
Information about fisheries, match diary and results, holidays, shows and associations in England and Wales.
The Canal & River Trust
The Canal & River Trust is the new charity which has just taken over responsibility for the canals and rivers in England & Wales. In an increasingly fast-paced and crowded world, the Canal & River Trust’s historic canals and rivers provide a local haven for people and nature. We’re the new charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.
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Nice Fish! are the exclusive distributor for specialist lure fishing brands, Sunline, Major Craft & Seaspin. Trade & Sales Agent enquiries welcome.
Environment Agency River Levels pages
Perfect for spate water fishing info. Very popular with barbel and salmon anglers.
(link goes to river levels section)
Ponds UK - Aquatic Management Ltd
Specialists in Aquatic Management and a vast experience of working in all aspects of the industry, including, Fisheries, Lakes, Rivers and Ponds. All of our services are available to both commercial and domestic clients from all parts of the UK including Scotland and Wales. If you need advice and supply services for construction, aquatic weed services, algae management, aeration and water fountains then we are the people who can help with it all. Our consultants are highly experienced specialists and will be able to make suitable suggestions to any problem you may be experiencing.
Campaign for the Protection of Welsh Fisheries
The Campaign aims to seek the proper and adequate protection of all Welsh fisheries, be they situated in the seas around our coast, in the rivers and streams that flow into that sea or landlocked lakes and ponds. These fisheries are our inheritance and we are duty bound to see that they are passed on from generation to generation with abundant, healthy and well protected stock.
Carp fishing in Essex
Essex Carp Syndicates consists of three lakes for carp fishing in Essex. All carp lakes are located in the peaceful countryside near to Chelmsford and Colchester. The Rise is a mature lake of 10 acres and the Mill is a twin carp lake site.
The UK's largest dedicated predator fishing website.
The CLA Game Fair
The CLA Game Fair attracts over 140,000 visitors from throughout the UK and Abroad. As the World's Leading Country Sport Event the show hosts the UK's biggest and best shooting and fishing shows as well as the most comprehensive gundog and falconry exhibitions alongside every other aspect of countryside activities and interests such as ferreting, gamekeeping, Estate Management, Forestry and Woodland, hounds and hunting.
The Wessex Branch of the Fly Dressers Guild
Meets almost every Tuesday in the year to develop our understanding of the art and craft of fly dressing. The Guild is the largest organisation in the world to promote the art and craft of fly dressing. All material is provided, you need to turn up with your tools and silks (threads if you prefer) - see website for more details.
Chay Jackson Academy of Angling
A purpose built angling coaching facility in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside. The facilities include classroom, toilets, comfortable swims, cafe, 3 fishing lakes and BBQ area. We specialise in providing top quality professional angling coaching at a price ALL can afford, all tackle and bait is included in the courses. We cater for men and women of all ages and abilities. All our coaches are ADB Level 1 & 2 coaches so you can be sure your loved one is in a safe friendly environment.
The National Anguilla Club
The National Anguilla Club was formed for eel angling specialists in 1962. It is longest continuously running specimen groups ever formed. The club was formed to study Anguilla Anguilla the freshwater eel and being fishermen, catching them as well.
The club is actively involved in angling politics with emphasis on the preservation and conservation of eels and eel angling. We have in the past worked with other eel groups and formed the “Eel Conservation Society” which was absorbed into the NAC a few years later as our political wing. We have also been closely involved with many of the Angling Trusts predecessors. Membership is open to all with an interest in Eels.
Wight Fishing is the Isle Of Wight Fishing Portal. It brings together all forms of rod and line angling including coarse, sea, game and kayak. Our website and forum unite local and holiday anglers with all the latest venue information and local angling news.
Bass Anglers' Sportfishing Society
The Bass Anglers' Sportfishing Society (BASS) is both a fishing club and an organisation dedicated to the conservation of the European sea bass. The Society believes that its members have the ability to encourage the conservation, research and protection of the European sea bass, as well as, to improve and educate others in the techniques of angling for this premier sporting fish.
The Get Hooked website gives access to the most complete and up to date information available for over 900 fishing venues - game, coarse and sea throughout South West England along with Environment Agency regional fishing byelaws, Where to stay, Tackle and Tuition information all comprehensively updated on a regular basis.
England Youth Flyfishing Association
The Dedicated to encouraging and developing the sport of competitive flyfishing for young people aged between 12 and 17 on both still waters and rivers.
Clive Branson's Angling-News pages are full of news, views, tips and information. Updated on a regular basis, you can gleam much useful information from the website. Email Clive your views, reports, pictures and other interesting stories.
FishingAdviser is the place to go to find out more about the places you love to fish at.
It relies on your contributions and experiences of individual lakes and ponds around the UK and Europe and the rest of the world.
So share your experiences with us and tell us where when and how you got on, even upload your prize catch and the environment and your favourite peg
Installers of webcams delivering high-resolution live quality images from superb locations. Thinking of installing a webcam? It might cost less than you think and will be a huge asset to your anglers. See website for further information and to check out our cameras.
Aquaculture Equipment Ltd
We specialise in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of fish farming and fisheries equipment. Our main focus is aeration, oxygen monitoring and fish feeders. We are the UK distributors for the Italian aerator manufacturers, Acqua & Co and have supplied many of these units to fisheries, government agencies and fish farms across the UK and France.
We always have aerators ready in the event of an emergency – and can often get machines to you the same day if needed. For our full range of fishery related products, please visit our website.