Giant tackle shop set for 2016 opening

A giant tackle shop with floor space the size of two football pitches is set to open in the UK.
The new store, on the outskirts of Newark, Notts, will be one of the biggest in England, featuring more than 12,000sq ft of tackle.
The ambitious project is the brainchild of entrepreneur Tony Porter, owner of Future Fishing Ltd, who came up with the idea after his current tackle shop was struggling to cope with demand.
 He told Angling Times: “Our shop is just not big enough to house all the stock and keep up with the amount of custom we have been getting, so we have no choice but to expand.”
Tony’s plans for the two-storey shop include a lure demonstration tank, an advice desk and a bivvy village.
“We want to provide the help and advice of a small high street tackle shop with the stock and products of a superstore,” he said.
“I want to make sure that all types of angler, from predator to carp, have a range of products to view, try and buy. They deserve a decent shopping experience.”
Tony will open the store to the public in March 2016, with online sales already running. The company has a webpage for anglers to make purchases in the meantime. Visit: or call 01636 612654.