Neil Freeman of Angling Auctions is pleased to announce that The National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair will take place on Sunday 21st November at the Abbey Stadium Sports Centre in Redditch. 

The fair is the country’s largest and most popular vintage tackle fair of its kind with dealers and collectors taking over 40 stalls consisting of up to 120 tables of vintage fishing tackle and books for sale.  

Redditch is the spiritual home of British fishing tackle manufacture, a town that created such names as Allcock, Milward, J.W. Young, Albert Smith, Rudge’s, Aspindale and Sealeys to name but a few. 

The tackle that these firms made along with that by other British makers and retailers such as Hardy, Cummins, Westley Richards and Farlow is also celebrated at the Fair along with that of leading European firms such as Abu of Sweden, Dam of Germany and Mitchell of France.  

In addition to tackle and books for sale there are also a number of contemporary reel and rod makers represented at the fair including The Mill Tackle Company, run by former Youngs Production Manager Garry Mills of Redditch, Paul Cook of the Art of Angling – a renowned rod maker and restorer and the Andrew Davis Rod Company run by split cane enthusiast Andrew Davis of Long Eaton.   

Stalls are available by contacting the organiser of the fair John Andrews on e mail or by telephoning him on 07980 274 383. 

Entrance to the fair for the public is only £2 and the doors open at 9am.  

Members of the public may also have fishing tackle valued for sale or insurance purposes by the sponsor of the fair Neil Freeman of Angling Auctions.   Those with tackle to sell who do not wish to take a stall may bring their tackle to the fair and sell it directly to the dealers in the hall.

The National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair 

Sunday 21st November 2010

Abbey Stadium Sports Centre
Birmingham Road
B97 6EJ 

Doors Open 9am Doors
Close 2pm 
Entry only £2 Free car parking. 
Wheelchair Access.  Refreshments. Sponsored by Angling Auctions.