G'day, Twig, I've just started up again, myself and have got all my kit mail order, since my local tackle dealer sells at RRP. Humberside Angling Centre are about the cheapest I've found for rods, Chapman's Tackle is OK, Bennets of Sheffield seem to have some good offers (just got some excellent quality bank sticks and rod rest heads for 20). Angler's Mail and Angling Times are good places to look if you want to go the mail order route since most places offering cheap mail order seem to advertise in them. Also keep a look out for big tackle festivals, they're advertised in those publications quite regularly and there may be one near you some time soon. Hope that helps. Steve.