Monday, 15 April 2013

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Good Tackle dealers and more real anglers!

This week we start a new series of articles on tackle shops in the area that we like and would feel comfortable about recommending to our anglers. Starting the series off is Fishers in Penicuick. It is a well-stocked outlet recently opened and run by an angler well versed in all aspects of angling.

How it works is that our anglers suggest an outlet and when time and commitments permit we pay them a visit and evaluate the store, contents, demeanour and knowledge base of the vendor. So if you are served by a dealer that you rate drop us a line and within the constraints above we will pay them a visit.

Fishers is Midlothian’s only dedicated fishing tackle store, recently opened in John Street precinct, Penicuik, Fishers stocks a wide range of fishing tackle as well as clothing and accessories.

The town centre business is owned and managed by Mike Wilson who has worked in the fishing tackle trade for over 15 years, the knowledge and experience gained in this time has made him aware of the pricing and brands customers are looking for.

Fishers specialise in game fishing, which is fly fishing or spinning for Trout and Salmon. However, the shop also caters for bait fishing selling live bait and terminal tackle.

For the Pike angler there are stocks of frozen Pike baits along with the exciting new Greys Prowla range of Pike & Predator tackle. Pike anglers should check this range out it is very good and extremely well made, as you would expect from items bearing the Grey’s brand.

The shop stock’s leading brands including Hardy, Greys, Wychwood, Rio, Vision, Leeda, Maxima, Riverge, C&F, Fishpond, Lee Wulff, Airflo, Snowbee, Shimano, Veniard and Loon. There is a wide range of rods, reels, lines, leaders, flies, and bait as well as clothing, accessories, waders and luggage.

Fishers prides itself on its competitive prices, and caters for all levels of fisherman - from the beginner through to expert angler. There are children’s starter fishing kits from £12.99 and a large selection of more dedicated rod, reel and line kits and combo’s.

Fishing is the most popular participation sport in Britain and with a host of fisheries, reservoirs and rivers in and around Midlothian, Fishers is ideally placed to catering for a flourishing market. There is ample parking in the area to take the hassle out of travelling into Edinburgh for your fishing needs.

Permits for local waters such as the River Tweed. Edgelaw Reservoir & St Mary’s Loch /Loch o the Lowes can be purchased in our shop, where the staff can offer advice on fishing techniques and equipment. Fishers can also provide assistance when it comes to planning a fishing expedition to Scotland and have good relations with many reputable fishing guides.

The website and online tackle store is accessible 24 hours a day, updated on a regular basis. Fishers will keep you ahead of the game with new products & offers as soon as they become available.

Contact Details:
10 John Street (Precinct)
EH26 8AD
Tel - 01968 672877
Web –
Email –

There can be no doubt that anglers dealing with this store in person or by visiting the online store will receive sound advice from the friendly and knowledgeable staff therein. So the next time you are looking for some quality gear. Pay them a visit either in person or via the web, you wont be disappointed. The service from the online shop is very rapid and the website easy and enjoyable to navigate.

Recommended both for game and Pike Anglers!

More Real Anglers.As is now customary, I popped down to have a blether with some of our visitors. I met up with Ian Hogg, Jim Dick, Don Patterson and Keiran Allan all from the Carluke area, all having an overnighter looking to battle with some of our Pike. Indeed such battle took place with a number of our Pike, Jim losing a nice one (and almost his cool) which was doing the St Mary’s tail walk just prior to the net as the darkening came in (that’s fishing for you Jim!). However two Pike previously landed kept the interest going.
A barbecue, some ale, much banter interspersed with the odd sane comment and a couple of black bags for the remnants of the trip. Like the lads from RA52 PAC mentioned last week they know how to enjoy themselves and when required switch to serious mode when the Pike come calling!
Keiran obviously blessed with masochistic tendencies and a great deal of stamina, climbed a mountain in the time it took Ian to eat half a pig and believe me that’s no time at all! (See photo of the mountain above). Don the elder of the group was charged with keeping order (you have my sympathies mate) and did a great job even though he will need to splash out on a bottle of Grecian 2000 after this trip!
Just four decent anglers with the wide view of fishing that encompasses much more than being in the lens of a camera holding a soft and flabby engineered fish!
It is within the confines of such groups that more sense abounds than that which emanates from the corridors of Westminster! Like the lads last week you are most welcome at the lochs. Right-minded anglers with whom it is a pleasure to be associated with! Hope you enjoyed your visit lads it was a pleasure speaking with you all!

A week without Muppets, Noddys and Neds, Oh what joy!

News just in!

A potentially very serious situation developed at the lochs today and is now in the hands of the police as the situation is ongoing further comment is inappropriate at this time!

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