Just as a matter of interest do you folks think Fishing Republic is loosing out to Angling Direct? I have only once been in an FR shop and I remember clearly the staff giving the impression that I was a bl**dy nuisance even though there was hardly anybody else in. My few experiences with AD have been positive especially at the Preston branch, Ted Carter as was.
The preston stand was sparce,the guru stand had some hooks and other stuff not stocked , the middy stand was ok.They do not stock drennan anymore so that stand was missing.
There was a fella in when i was and asked about 4 items and they had none of them and said if he went on line they "might " have some in stock.
It might have improved since i was in.
That was the rotherham branch.