Welcome to Angling Direct


You might be wondering why you’ve landed on this site after searching for North West Angling Centre. The company became part of Angling Direct plc in November 2017 and we are beginning the process of merging the two – with the aim to provide you with an enhanced shopping experience. We hope to make the transition from North West Angling Centre to Angling Direct as seamless as possible, expanding on the product range and improving on the already excellent customer service that you’ll have been used to as a valued North West Angling Centre customer.


From a converted former church, NWAC has traded as one of the country’s largest angling superstores for over 30 years, supplying a vast range of fishing tackle and bait from leading manufactures. NWAC is located in Hindley, near Wigan, and the store is easily accessible from the M6 or M1 and only three miles from Wigan.

Angling Direct is the largest online tackle retailer in the UK, stocking over 10,000 products from approximately 200 of the leading brands in the industry. However, the company didn’t begin life on such a grand scale and it originally started out as a small independent tackle shop in Norfolk. Over the past thirty years Angling Direct has expanded and, to date, has 19 tackle shops across the country. North West Angling Centre, soon to be Angling Direct Wigan, will be our 20th store.

What will be staying the same?

The location of the North West Angling Centre store will remain in its current position. Over the coming months the name will change to Angling Direct Wigan and its product range will grow substantially. We will also be starting the store re-fit, the aim of which is to transform the current store into a more open and fresh experience. This will possibly take a couple of months to complete and we apologise in advance if you pop into the store and things are a little out of place whilst the changes are happening. It will be more than worthwhile.

The excellent service you already receive will be remaining and we will be making improvements wherever we can. Angling Direct is proud of its reputation as a shop for anglers, staffed by anglers, and we will be offering decades worth of knowledge from our in store and online customer service teams. In store, our team will be able to demonstrate products and impart their lifetime of experience. Online, whether you want help placing your order, you want to confirm any aspect of your delivery, or you simply want some advice about what item to purchase, our customer service team are available at the other end of the line, always on hand to assist.

What will be changing?

You’ll now be able to benefit from Angling Direct’s Price Checker Promise. Long gone are the days of trawling through the internet, checking every tackle shop known to man, before settling on buying the item from the shop you first looked at. We take the hard work out of your hands with our Price Checker system and we scour the web on a daily basis to ensure that we are offering the best price on the market. What’s more, we will match any competitor’s promotion, whether that is online or in store, provided that their product is brand new, identical to ours, offered on the same terms, and available for delivery. You can come online and shop in the confidence that you’re getting the lowest price on the market.

On top of our Price Checker Promise, Angling Direct can offer you exclusive deals on a huge range of products – some of which you’ll have already benefited from over the past few weeks if you’ve been signed up to North West Angling Centre’s emailing list. We’re now able to roll out these deals through the shop, too, ensuring that you get the very best prices for all your tackle. The product range that you’re used to will also be changing and you should be able to see a huge number of products appearing on the shelves over the coming months as we refurbish the shop. The aim of this is to give you as much choice as possible, allowing you to tailor your tackle to your exact needs.

You’ll also be able to use our Direct Finance service. This gives you the option of taking out interest free finance on any order over £300. We have a range of repayment schemes available, from six to 12 months, with an 18 month scheme available for orders over £1,000. With only 10% deposit, you could get the gear of your dreams, ready for use on the bank right now. All payments are fixed at the point of purchase, so you don’t have to worry about rates changing over the course of your finance, allowing you to budget effectively whilst benefiting from your new tackle on the bank.

What’s more, we offer free UK delivery on all orders over £9. We also deliver internationally and offer free delivery on orders over £100 in some regions. You can check all our delivery times, and check costs to your region, on our delivery information page. If you want your tackle to arrive in time for your weekend angling session then you can always use our priority delivery service. For a small cost you can ensure that your order is placed to the top of the pile, and we aim to get these delivered to you on the next available working day.

We hope you’re as excited about the new merge as we are. If you have any questions or queries, especially if you’re concerned about an order you’ve made through North West Angling Centre, you can contact our customer services team on 01603 400 870 or by emailing support@anglingdirect.co.uk.

Angling Direct: serious about your fishing.