caught the fishing bug as a young lad more than 40 years ago and being
based on the estuary of the River Colne in north east Essex I've been
lucky enough to have the opportunity to fish much more regularly than
many anglers can manage.
I was also a professional bait digger and rod-builder for over a decade
before moving away from the tackle/bait trade for a number of
years. I started up BlakDogTackle.com as a family-run, online only
business in 2008 with the help of my wife, who runs the day-to-day
administration of the company. We currently specialise in supplying sea
angling tackle, particularly tournament reel upgrades, light-line tackle and rod building equipment to UK and international
customers and are increasing our range of products regularly so
hopefully every sea angler will find something that is on
their wish list amongst our products.
As a customer of a
great many tackle retailers over the last 40 years I have long since recognised
that good customer service is every bit as important as competitive prices. With
this experience in mind the basic principles behind BlakDogTackle.com are
simple; we will do our best to offer good-quality products at affordable prices,
backed up with honest advice about the products we sell (even if it means you
don't buy from us) and a high level of customer service.
While it would be
impossible to test every single item of equipment personally (if only I had that
much fishing time available) I do attempt to try out as many items as possible
and will not retail equipment that I wouldn't be happy to use myself. Customers
are also very much encouraged to review the products they have purchased; if an
item we have sold is not up to standard we want to know about it.
If you have placed an
order with us then many thanks for your custom, if not then thank you for taking
the trouble to visit; we hope you will visit us again and find something amongst
our products that takes your fancy.
R Smith (aka Blakdog)