The Angling Trades Association is created, sustained and committed to its members. Here you can find a comprehensive list of our current members.
Anglers national line recycling scheme
A UK wide volunteer led, donation funded scheme that promotes and recycles fishing line, plastic spools and other angling plastics. Since 2018 over 350 tackle shops, 165 fisheries and several wildlife related organisations have signed up and provided bins to allow anglers and the general public to safely dispose of angling plastics that would otherwise end up in landfill or even worse be left in our aquatic environments where it will impact upon wildlife. Always seeking support from the trade to expand the scheme and is truly “something the whole of angling can agree upon”
With over 15,000 items in stock, available from all top suppliers, competitive prices, priced checked daily and free delivery available across the UK for all orders over £16, Angling Direct is firmly established as the leading fishing tackle retailer in the country.
Providing the fastest and most far-reaching news service for the global tackle trade and giving brands a choice of platforms for promoting their products to B2B customers around the world.
Angling Projects has gained an enviable reputation throughout the UK as being one of the best facilities for groups of young anglers in the country. This facility is open free of charge to groups of youngsters from the age of 8 years upwards. Groups from schools, youth clubs, scouts/guide groups, junior angling clubs, including children at risk and with special needs and disabilities.
Angling Spirit owns, organises and stages international events and environmental initiatives including the World Carp Classic, World Predator Classic and the new Sea Angling Classic. Its ethos is to promote angling in a responsible and sustainable manner.
Angling Times has been the UK’s best-selling angling weekly magazine and ultimate bankside companion since its launch in 1953. Each week the magazine is packed with top advice from leading columnists, the latest news from the world of angling, and detailed tackle reviews to help readers make informed decisions about the kit they buy. The brand also has a strong online presence across its website and social media channels allowing it to engage with audiences on a variety of platforms.
For over 30 years, Aqua has crafted some of angling’s most sought-after products, including its flagship design, the Pioneer shelter. Aqua Products is proud to play a market leading role in carp angling equipment and will continue to push forward, developing high-quality products designed by anglers, for anglers.
Our mission is to get everyone fishing and protect the future of fishery businesses with our technology. The Catch marketplace enables fisheries of any size and discipline to connect and interact with anglers like never before. We understand every fishery is different and we offer many flexible options, ensuring your business runs the way you want it to.
At CC Moore, decades of animal nutrition experience have been combined with more than 20 years spent producing premium quality, attraction packed fishing baits to enable it to build what is regarded by many top anglers as “the ultimate collection of quality carp baits”.
Cygnet hardware delivers rugged dependability and slick performance. Ultra-durable and covert black finishes complement premium-grade metals in designs that have developed through painstaking field-testing.
Daiwa Sports was established in 1977. Manufacturing hi-tech rods and poles, selling to UK dealers and European sister companies, it employs over 120 people.
Dangler is a second-hand tackle marketplace platform for the everyday angler, alongside retailers and manufacturers to buy and sell their second hand and new fishing tackle. Dangler has created a social platform that includes lower costs, buying and selling protection and the opportunity to build a social profile and communicate with other fellow anglers.
Dinsmores is the leading manufacturer of Non-Toxic Split Shot & Weights for the fishing tackle industry completely compliant with UK lead weights restrictions introduced in 1987.
Dragon Tackle offers an extensive range of quality flies and fly selections for every aspect of fly fishing. Large stocks are held in UK for immediate despatch and custom fly orders with own brand packaging are its speciality. Its fly selections are perfect for mail order sales.
Felindre Innovations provides professional fishing reel repair, servicing and spares. It specialises in Shimano repairs but can undertake work on all other brands.
Fishery Management LTD
Over 40yrs we have provided fly fishing for trout from the bank, boats & float tubes at midland reservoirs. Our fisheries are DRAYCOTE, EYEBROOK & THORNTON, each one has a fly-fishing tackle shop onsite. We also operate a busy fly-fishing tuition & fly guiding programme. We host major fly-fishing competitions.
Fladen Fishing is the one stop shop for all your angling needs. Quality, competitive prices, high stock availability, fast order turnaround and excellent customer service.
GLASGOW ANGLING CENTRE
The largest independent fishing retailer in Europe with two massive fishing tackle superstores which, combined with fishingmegastore.com, stocks a range of tackle that caters for everyone.
With more than 30 years’ media experience, 20 of them within the tackle trade, HunterMedia offers a specialist editorial, PR, marketing and events consultancy to help you build and grow your brand.
Korda Developments is a premium market-leading brand that manufactures and distributes carp fishing products. It also creates and produces a variety of TV shows which can be seen throughout the world and appeal to all ages and demographic groups. It actively looks to grow the general angling economy as well as consistently engaging with its loyal customers.
Match Fishing is the only UK print publication dedicated to competition anglers. Full of top advice by the stars of today’s commercial, stillwater and river scenes, with plenty of new tackle featured every month, plus competitions and events for readers. There’s even more on its dedicated YouTube, Facebook and social media channels.
Leeda is a well-established distributor of fishing tackle and owns the Wychwood, MAP and Leeda brands. Leeda also distributes many market-leading brands, such as Mustad, MEPPS and Maxima.
A global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels, our brands are organised to meet market needs and encompass all corners of the fishing marketplace.
Rapala has been the world’s favourite fishing lure since 1936. Today, Rapala lures, knives, tools and accessories are trusted by fishermen in over 140 countries worldwide.
One of the oldest brands in the Industry, Reuben Heaton is synonymous with British tackle manufacture delivering quality and performance to anglers since 1857
Innovation is key for Shimano. We feel it is our responsibility to the market and our customers to produce innovative products that make fishing continuously more attractive.
Bespoke Scottish fly rods, hand-built by Simon Barnes. We make a range of trout and salmon fly rods – including the Wee Loch Rod – recognised all over the world as one of the best travel rods you can buy.
Tackle Trade World
Tackle Trade World is the oldest international B2B magazine in the sector, sending more than 18,500 print and digital copies to industry professionals in123 countries each month, putting tackle buyers in touch with sellers.
TackleTarts is the UK’s largest online marketplace dedicated to fishing tackle. They bring together the best tackle shops and manufacturers in the UK in one easy to use platform, providing customers with fishing tackle at the best range of prices and industry-leading customer service.
Tackling Minds runs a number of angling events for people with mental health issues, social deprivation, addiction and recovery, families, disabilities and long-term health conditions. We thrive off introducing people to the sport. Fishing isn’t a sport, it’s a way of life
THE TACKLE SHOP
The Tackle Shop Gainsborough is a specialist fishing tackle shop. Especially known for suppling tackle and bait for predator anglers. Established for over 40 years. We also cater for all other branches of angling.
Tenterden Trout Waters
Established in 1975, Tenterden Trout Waters was one of the first Still Water Fisheries in Southeast England. The Fishery is still family owned and run by its founders. A popular venue which continues to be run in the same relaxed and friendly manner as when it started over 40 years ago.
THOMAS TURNER CLASSIC+
TT Classic+ is a niche tackle brand established by Thomas Turner (est. 1838). Classically designed, technologically advanced and state of the art rods have been developed. Evolved from the popular Hardy Marksman, designed by ex-Hardy craftsmen. The initial range includes float, quivertip, traditional Avon and bomb rods for discerning anglers. New prototypes include carp and smuggler rods. It is also the UK agent for Kingpin and VR reels.
For more than 20 years, Total Carp has been THE magazine of choice for carp anglers in the UK and Europe, featuring the biggest names. If you’re new to carp fishing or simply want to improve and catch more, look no further. It’s also the only angling publication verified by Facebook, with more social media platforms to help you stay connected with the experts.
Trakker supplies innovative and high-quality tackle products to the angling market. Home of the Tempest, one of the quickest-erecting shelters on the market due to its innovative, patented block, Trakker supplies retailers throughout the UK and Europe with a wide range of products including luggage, clothing, beds, chairs, fish care, cooking gear, rods and accessories.
WALKERS OF TROWELL
Established in 1971, Walkers of Trowell is a retailer of carp, coarse, game, tropical fly fishing equipment, clothing and footwear also air weapons, shotguns and accessories. It also has a mail order department which ships worldwide.
“As a specialist publisher, we have always worked closely with, supplied chairmen for and supported the sterling work of The Angling Trades Association over the years. Without its efforts, fishing and those who make their living from the tackle industry would be much poorer. We should all stand together”
David Hall Publishing
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