Growing old disgracefully.
- Oct 3, 2004
Ours can be a bit limited I suppose as they cant stock everything but Carl (the owner) is happy to get anything in that is wanted and is even happy to get something in just for you to take a look at, is very knowledgeable and isn't just after making a quick quid off of someone and would rather sell you the right piece of kit than the most expensive.I use the local tackle shop when I can, but it's the only one round here and is a bit 'limited' so to speak.
That's unfortunate and shows a lack of customer care, can honestly say have never had that kind of issue with our local shop, even if they are out of stock at the suppliers (Korum, Daiwa or whoever) Carl the shop owner always lets you know straight away and often tells you where you can get one if your'e in a hurry for whatever it is, most times though I just tell him to order it and wait for it to come in as there's not much I need straight away.Last year I was after a power waggler and went to our local tackle shop. When I asked about one he said I had to wait while he got one in. 4 weeks later I was still waiting. I bought one off the market in Ingoldmells for £40.
The direction the sport is headed you could be forgiven for thinking that one day fresh bait over the counter might be non existent? Surely the majority of sales nowadays with the carp domination are boilies, boilies more boilies and some pellets anyway?Angling Direct monopolising the trade. They will bethe only ones left in a few years and will charge what they want. When all the local tackle shops are gone where you going to buy fresh bait from ?