Crawley Angling Supplies was established in 2012 initially as an eBay store. During 2013 we have grown from strength to strength and now operate a successful mail-order store with nationwide coverage whilst also having the ability to ship into many European countries.
During the year we are also very proud to be able to open a small store dedicated to retail shoppers and customers wishing to adopt the "click and collect principle which is ran from safestore in Three Bridges, Crawley. In November 2013 we signed up with PaylPal here to provide another way for customers to pay in-store using the latest in retail technology. We believe we are the first tackle shop in the UK to adopt this technology.
Our first range we worked with was Catfish Pro so that we could focus on a particular fishing discipline. Cat-fishing grows from strength to strength in the UK and across Europe so providing particular seasonal knowledge in this area offers us the ability to differentiate ourselves from the competition. During our first year as a Catfish Pro retailer we soon became popular choice for advice and to purchase tackle making us the number one re-seller via eBay during 2013.
We soon found that offering the more affordable ranges of general fishing tackle opened up new avenues for us to attract many new clients who wanted to get back into fishing or couldn't afford more expensive lines of tackle. Working with the likes of NGT and Lineaeffe we were able to offer a greater range of tackle covering course, sea and carp fishing for all.
With substantial growth plans we intend to grow our lines into 2014 and beyond, currently stocking the following:
We also produce custom rigs for cat-fishing called "Catmandaz Rigs"
We don't confess to be your standard fishing tackle store and we know we cant stock everything, if we cant supply your particular requirement we will offer you advice of other local fishing tackle outlets that can provide what you want. We think its best we all try to work together and feed each other to serve the local anglers and community.
Unlike conventional shops we take and process online orders up to 11:30pm 7 days a week with the ability to ship many orders next business day or arrange for collection from one of our locations around the South East. Currently we hold large stock levels in Three Bridges and also a small range of sea fishing tackle in Shoreham.
Larger items are sometimes ordered directly from the manufacturers and shipped to you to save you the cost and time.
We are also proud to announce that during November of 2013 we appointed our first Angling Professional to the team who also runs a local charity angling academy. Graham Cridland will assume responsibility of running our shop on day to day from Mid-November.
We hope you like our store and look forward to helping you in the near future.