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Welcome to the specialist fishing section of our website, dedicated to specialist and specimen anglers. Here you can find all of Angling Direct’s offerings to aid the pursuit of barbel, tench, and bream. We have a comprehensive stock list that covers all aspects of specialist angling, from specialist rods and reels to a full range of terminal tackle and tools. In this section of the store you can also see all the best sellers and new arrivals in the specialist category, so you can keep up to date with the tackle fellow angler’s love, as well as getting ahead of the game with new releases.

Angling Direct stocks all of the biggest specialist fishing tackle suppliers, including Korum, Gardner, Shimano, Drennan, Chub, and Guru among many others, as well as our own brand Advanta range. We are also the leading stockist of Daiwa tackle in the country, so we can offer exclusive deals on all the best Daiwa specialist tackle. This includes Daiwa Barbel Rods, Specialist Rods, Feeder Rods, and Floater Rods.

We have a huge selection of rods that spans well beyond the Daiwa offerings mentioned. Our rod range encompasses offerings from Shimano, Shakespeare, and Rovex, and many more. We have plenty of reels to match, including  plethora of Abu Garcia’s finest reels, as well as superb offerings from the usual suspects – Daiwa, Shimano, Leeda, Fox to name a few.

Angling Direct stocks an incredible range of bait, additives, and bait equipment. This allows to you customise any of the great products from our suppliers – including Dynamite, Enterprise, Sensas, Bait-Tech, and Mainline – to create your dream bait. Bait is essential to any angling enterprise, so the vast selection on our site reflects this. We also stock a selection of bait boats for the more technological angler.

Advanta at Angling Direct have an excellent value for money specialist fishing bundle that is especially geared towards roach, bream, chub, and barbel. This selection includes a rod, reel, net, bait bag, and tip and butt protectors, making it a fantastic kit either for those looking to get started in specialist fishing or for those who have been avid specialist anglers from day one. If you’re looking for a head start in tench, then Angling Direct also stock an excellent tench pack. This pack accumulates products from some of the best specialist brands out there, including Drennan, Korum, and Dynamite Baits. We have a constructed this pack as a collation of some of the great tench tackle out there and it is an excellent example of the top tackle and bait on the market for specialist anglers.

Angling Direct stocks a complete range of chairs, bedchairs, bivvies, and shelters to keep you comfortable in your time on the bank. With products from Trakker, Nash, and Prestige, as well as many others, you are guaranteed to find something that suits your needs.

We also sell a selection of fish finders so you never have to spend hours wandering a swim before you can pick up a rod and start fishing. Even though some of you may prefer the traditional method, these fish finders are becoming increasingly popular to use in otherwise challenging conditions – especially the ones that synchronise with your smart phone. This is another great product for the technological angler.

Many of our team are avid specialist anglers, including shop managers Richard Howland and Allan Thornby. You can read their catch reports on our blog. Whilst you’re there, you can also check out our product reviews, top tips, and buyers guides for specialist and specimen fishing, among other disciplines.

Specialist anglers of all ages and abilities can find something they’ll love in our specialist fishing tackle range.

Angling Direct: Serious about your fishing…