Tackle Store Review – BobCo Tackle
Having been to tackle stores in industrial units before and been thoroughly unimpressed I wasn’t sure what to expect before visiting BobCo Tackle. Needing some maggots and casters for a fishing trip the next day I decided to give the store a go as it had been recommended to me by another angler whilst fishing recently.
Parking up and walking into the building the entrance gives off the impression that it is heavily geared towards carp anglers, with Bivvys set up and big banners stating they stock they latest carp fishing equipment. Continue walking and you will enter the main building. It is enormous… and fantastic. It is a full industrial unit set out for anglers. It has everything for coarse and carp anglers as well as a surprisingly well stocked sea and fly fishing section. In front of the entrance there is a table crammed with second hand bits and bobs as well as older pole and waggler floats. The table also had hooks, boxes attachments, nets, a small pole roller and other things I didn’t have time to sift through. Turning right there are numerous brands of pole boxes (both new and second hand) with many various attachments and fittings. Walking around the edge of the building this gives way to carping equipment, from rig bits and monofilament to leads and hooks as well as fully set up bed chairs and sleeping bags.
|That’s ALOT of bait!|
At this point I noticed the back wall which is covered in groundbait, a groundbait range so extensive that it may rival Stapeley Water Gardens. Whatever brand you prefer or require they will more than likely have it there, and if they are not on the back wall they will be on the shelves in front of it. The groundbait wall faces the majority of the box tackle required for coarse fishing. Premade rigs, floats, weights, hooks and hundreds of other things which could have kept me looking for hours, and would have had I not reminded myself that I needed to by some maggots and casters for the following days’ session. The wall to the left of the bait counter held the sea fishing and fly fishing equipment. The sea equipment was the most extensive I have seen since moving to Yorkshire, and would recommend a visit for all sea anglers in Leeds or passing through.
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