- Mar 25, 2009
The Fishing Lodge Sheldon Birmingham. Been around the area for years, now gone.
I am worried for my local tackle shop that's been there for as long as i can remember.
It's only a small shop and angling direct have just opened a store about 300 yards away from him and fishing republic have just relocated about 1/2 mile from him on the same stretch of road.
I suppose you could say it's more jobs though and more choice.
The fella must be pulling his hair out but i wish him well.
Is that the one in on Rawmash hill, in Rotherham by any chance.
If its is I was talking to him a few weeks ago and he didn't seem that bothered by it. Also told me that he was planning to extend the shop this winter.
I popped into the new fishing republic the other day and was not impressed. Dark and dingy.
A business generally needs growth to survive or it can become stagnant.That, unfortunately, is the present age of consumerism, decide on the product, buy it from the cheapest outlet.
Capitalism works in similar ways, little businesses grow, they kill off smaller businesses, they eventually die themselves, smaller businesses that survive grow, they become the bigger business, the cycle continues
Yes mate it is.
Glad he doesn't seem bothered about it and hope he does well.
Hi fishcatcher, I wasn't implying you were pal. It's just that we are all guilty of wanting something for nothing. If your small but local tackle shop sells your next pole for say £2k and one of the big players can do the same pole for £1850. What do you do ? Stay loyal or save £150 ? Not easy being loyal all the time is it ? Im all for the small tackle shop myself but, how they are going to survive I don't know.I was not blaming anybody just stating the facts in this particular case.
It's not even the tackle shop it was a couple of years ago Peter. The last time I was in there the owner was thinking about going back to lorry driving.The only reason the one round here survives is because it's the only one in the area. If it closed down then I'd have a round trip of about 14 miles just for maggots.
It's not good now is it ? Remember when it first opened ? What a great looking shop it was. What a shame. I hope you never have to make that 14 mile round trip Peter but, I shouldn't hold your breath pal. ?Yes I know mate. I was in there last week and thought it had been burgled.