Norman Woodward, Leicester

Do you know of a good traditional fishing tackle shop, past and present.
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Re: Norman Woodward, Leicester

Post by Burnie » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:45 pm

My first source of info is either my old season ticket books or the shop stamps on my old rod licences, unfortunately they begin in 1969 and I cannot remember that shop, sadly not many relatives left who would have known. Leave it with me I might be gone for a while lol.

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Re: Norman Woodward, Leicester

Post by DaceAce » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:06 am

From the 1977 Leicester AS permit:
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Also advertising in the same permit:
Wadsworth's Fishing Tackle, 90A Narborough Rd
Marks & Marlow, 39 Tudor Road
Ken's Fishing Tackle, 225-7 Saffron Lane
Aylestone Gun Co. 1-3 Paigle Road, Aylestone
John Adams 41 Humberstone Gate, 180 Melton Rd, 84 Thurcaston Rd
The Angling Man (Stu Killen) 228 Melton Rd
J Townsend 394 Humberstone Rd
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Re: Norman Woodward, Leicester

Post by Mark » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:05 am

DaceAce wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:06 am
From the 1977 Leicester AS permit:

IMG.jpg

Also advertising in the same permit:
Wadsworth's Fishing Tackle, 90A Narborough Rd
Marks & Marlow, 39 Tudor Road
Ken's Fishing Tackle, 225-7 Saffron Lane
Aylestone Gun Co. 1-3 Paigle Road, Aylestone
John Adams 41 Humberstone Gate, 180 Melton Rd, 84 Thurcaston Rd
The Angling Man (Stu Killen) 228 Melton Rd
J Townsend 394 Humberstone Rd
I can remember visiting all of those tackle shops over the years, I think The Angling Man is the only one still trading.
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Re: Norman Woodward, Leicester

Post by DaceAce » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:18 am

Even The Angling Man has gone as Stu Killen packed in about this time last year.

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Re: Norman Woodward, Leicester

Post by Mark » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:00 pm

DaceAce wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:18 am
Even The Angling Man has gone as Stu Killen packed in about this time last year.
Blimey all gone then Mark.
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Re: Norman Woodward, Leicester

Post by Burnie » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:54 pm

I can add to the list, I don't recall going in the Angling Man, but visited all the others.
Midland Corn Co. 57 King Richards Road
Blaby Pet Shop, 8 Leicester Road, Blaby(they also had a shop in Oadby)
Downtons, 110 Humberstone Road
The Aquaria, West Bridge(this one had access onto the tow path on the "Straits", sold bait on Sunday mornings)
WH Pratt, 52 Narborough Road.
I went in all of these, listed in my 10/- 1969 Leices Angling Society members ticket. I also remember a shop in Mountsorrel and there was another shop in Wigston back then, later shops appeared in South Wigston and also the recently closed Oadby Angling shop too.

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Re: Norman Woodward, Leicester

Post by Mark » Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:48 pm

Burnie wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:54 pm
I can add to the list, I don't recall going in the Angling Man, but visited all the others.
Midland Corn Co. 57 King Richards Road
Blaby Pet Shop, 8 Leicester Road, Blaby(they also had a shop in Oadby)
Downtons, 110 Humberstone Road
The Aquaria, West Bridge(this one had access onto the tow path on the "Straits", sold bait on Sunday mornings)
WH Pratt, 52 Narborough Road.
I went in all of these, listed in my 10/- 1969 Leices Angling Society members ticket. I also remember a shop in Mountsorrel and there was another shop in Wigston back then, later shops appeared in South Wigston and also the recently closed Oadby Angling shop too.
Bennett's Tackle shop in Mountsorrel is still there and two years ago was bought by new owner Stuart Timson, it is it still called Bennett's. This is the tackle shop I use.
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Re: Norman Woodward, Leicester

Post by Burnie » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:27 pm

That's it, wasn't it run by the Culleys at one time? I used to fish Switherland Res back in the 80's, they often used to fish there after a record Rudd.

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Re: Norman Woodward, Leicester

Post by Mark » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:14 pm

Burnie wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:27 pm
That's it, wasn't it run by the Culleys at one time? I used to fish Switherland Res back in the 80's, they often used to fish there after a record Rudd.
I not sure of the names but I will ask the next time I am in there.
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Re: Norman Woodward, Leicester

Post by Swythyn Troutbeck » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:13 am

What a wistful wander down memory lane...I think I must have visited them all back in the 1960s.

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