The Local

IMG_2773No, not the pub, but the other place where you pick up a pint. Most Tackle Shops are facing an uncertain future. Margins are tight with online shops and auction sites squeezing them ever tighter.

There is nothing quite like a decent local though. A smile as you walk in, a boiling kettle, and a nod towards a stretch of river that has been producing some big fish. Then there is the smell – rod varnish, maggot-edged ammonia and more recently the waft of a thousand different additives and flavourings. It is part of our angling heritage. Do your bit and buy local.

50 Kelvington Road, London, SE15 3EH, United Kingdom