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5 Best UK Online Fishing Stores (A Helpful Guide)

5 Best UK Online Fishing Stores (A Helpful Guide)

The internet is full of online fishing stores that sell vast amounts of gear and tackle. Naturally then, finding one that offers both high-quality fishing equipment for a decent price and has top-notch customer service isn’t always the easiest of tasks. That’s why I decided to write this helpful guide for the best online fishing stores in the UK.

The 5 fishing stores included in this article are all well-established, have a broad and complete assortment for both predator, carp and coarse fishermen and offer exceptional service to their many customers.

Each store section has a short description as well as detailed information about the respective online store’s:

  • gear selection
  • delivery costs
  • payment methods
  • customer service

I hope that you’ll find this information useful and that it will help you find the fishing gear you need for your adventures on the bank. Let’s dive right in, shall we!

Angling Direct

Angling Direct is one of the country’s biggest and most popular fishing tackle companies that also has a huge online presence.

I’d say that Angling Direct has one of the biggest and most complete online webshops out there, which is probably why they have such a big customer base.

Additionally, the company currently has 39 physical stores all over the UK, as well as online webshops for the German, Dutch, and French markets. They’ve really managed to become a leading player in both the UK and the EU, which is pretty admirable, in my opinion.

So, what is it that makes Angling Direct such a top-notch online fishing store then? Let’s take a closer look at what they have to offer:

Gear Selection

Angling Direct has the right gear for any type of angler and fishing method, including:

  • carp fishing
  • coarse & match fishing
  • predator fishing
  • sea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • specimen fishing

Delivery Costs

Under £16 £4.99 (only for orders from UK addresses)
Over £16 FREE Delivery ( only for orders from UK addresses)

Approximate Delivery Time

Items ordered on any business day (Monday – Friday) excluding Bank Holidays will usually be delivered within 3-5 working days (excluding weekends).

Payment Methods

  • PayPal
  • Stripe
  • Hitachi Capital (financing with interest-free buy-now-pay-later options)

Customer Service

Total Fishing Tackle

Total Fishing Tackle is another really big and popular online fishing tackle store that prides itself on having an ever-developing and improving webshop and award-winning customer service.

Indeed, when visiting TFT and their well-sorted and broad online store, you’ll always have a really great customer experience!

This store offers a very broad selection of fishing gear and has really good prices for both beginners and seasoned anglers.

Additionally, TFT also has a very informative blog section with a ton of helpful and in-depth articles.

Here’s what Total Fishing Tackle has to offer:

Gear Selection

  • carp fishing
  • coarse fishing
  • predator fishing
  • sea fishing

PRO TIP: Make sure to also check out their “New In” and “Sales” sections, as they always have great offers on high-quality tackle!

Delivery Costs

Applies to England, Wales and Scotland only!

Orders under £30Standard delivery (2 – 3 days) – £4
Next day delivery – £7
Saturday delivery – £15
Orders over £30Standard delivery (2 – 3 days) – FREE
Next day delivery – £3
Next day delivery before 12pm – £6
Saturday delivery – £15

Items over 1m in length will incur a £4 oversized surcharge to UK Mainland customers.

Payment Methods

  • Klarna

Customer Service

Amazon

Amazon probably doesn’t need much of an introduction, being the world’s biggest online retailer that, of course, also offers plenty of fishing tackle.

This giant e-commerce player combines a great user experience with decent prices and well, basically everything you could think of when it comes to fishing gear!

Amazon’s biggest advantage is its “everything store”-concept, which allows you, the online shopper, to not only purchase the fishing gear you need but also to find and buy anything else you may or may not need.

On the other hand, this extremely broad assortment also needs that there is no expertise behind any of the tackle you find on Amazon, which is something to keep in mind!

You cannot ask Amazon for the best fishing reel for pike or barbel. Instead, checking the often huge and detailed review sections for a specific product will often tell you what you need to know before making a purchase.

This is what Amazon has to offer when it comes to fishing tackle and customer service:

Gear Selection

Basically everything under the sun; Amazon has a huge variety of gear and tackle for:

  • carp fishing
  • predator fishing
  • coarse &match fishing
  • sea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • specimen fishing
  • camping & outdoors

It’s not always super easy to find exactly what you’re looking for, but with a little searching, either directly on Amazon or via Google (I like to search for gear like this: product name + amazon.co.uk), you’ll usually get there!

Delivery Costs

There are different delivery options available for Amazon deliveries within the UK. These include:

  • FREE Delivery
  • One-Day Delivery & Premium Delivery
  • Priority Delivery
  • Standard Delivery/Standard Pickup
  • Express Delivery
  • Same-Day (Evening Delivery)
  • Nominated Day Delivery for Small Items
  • Nominated Day Delivery for Large Items

For the respective rates, please check Amazon’s delivery cost section for deliveries in the UK.

Payment Methods

  • Visa
  • Delta
  • Visa Electron
  • MasterCard
  • EuroCard
  • American Express
  • UK based Maestro and Solo card

Customer Service

Amazon probably has the world’s largest customer service section that includes:

  • Tracking, Editing, or Cancelling Orders
  • Troubleshooting
  • Returns and Refunds
  • Digital Service and Device Support
  • Payments and Gift Cards
  • Safe Online Shopping
  • Direct contact via phone or chat

From personal experience, I can also tell you that their customer service is generally quite fast and always pleasant and helpful!

Fishing Republic

Fishing Republic is a fishing tackle company that has managed to go from a small to a really big player in the UK.

Rather uniquely, they operate a large number of retail stores, most of which being concessions within Go Outdoors, which has allowed them to expand all over the country.

Their rather big online tackle shop sells over 16.500 product lines and has a well-sorted and rich assortment of all kinds of tackle.

Their greatest strength is without a doubt their highly knowledgable staff that can answer all types of fishing and gear-related questions that customers might have. That spells really great customer service if you ask me!

Another great thing I like about Fishing Republic is that they offer a free standard delivery on all UK orders, which is quite unique as well.

Let’s see what this online fishing shop has to offer:

Gear Selection

  • carp fishing
  • coarse fishing
  • predator fishing
  • fly fishing
  • sea fishing

Delivery Costs

Free standard UK delivery on all orders (up to 7 days).

Delivered in up to 7 days by Hermes between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. Once despatched you will receive updates from the courier.

For more detailed information about delivery methods and costs, please visit Fishing Republic’s Delivery Information section.

Payment Methods

  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Maestro
  • American Express
  • PayPal

Customer Service

Tackle UK

And last but not least; Tackle UK. This online fishing shop has a really cool and modern-looking site and shop design that makes it very easy and smooth to find what you’re looking for.

Tackle UK’s webshop has tackle for all types of anglers and most of it sells at a very good price.

The company claims to be the largest online fishing tackle shop in the UK and Europe, which, considering their huge assortment, might actually be true.

Their carp and coarse fishing sections especially are immensely well-stocked and include all of the top brands.

Something I, as a customer, truly appreciate is the fact that they have high-quality and relevant images that go together with their products. This makes for an even better user experience!

Let’s take a closer look at what Tackle UK has to offer:

Gear Selection

  • carp fishing
  • predator fishing
  • coarse fishing
  • pole fishing
  • sea fishing
  • game fishing

Delivery Costs

Free Delivery on UK orders over £100 

For all information on different delivery options and delivery charges, please visit Tackle UK’s Delivery Information section.

Payment Methods

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Maestro
  • American Express
  • PayPal

Customer Service

You can get in touch with the Tackle UK customer service via:

  • Social media
  • Support ticket
  • Phone

For more detailed information about TUK’s contact options and customer service, please visit the TUK Contact Us section.


Disclaimer

All information presented in this article is subject to change and is not guaranteed by strikeandcatch.com. Please always check the respective online fishing store for any possible changes or updates.


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