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Anglers see surge in tackle thefts

The combination of soaring second-hand tackle prices, the limited supply of fresh products and an end to Lockdown is causing a surge in tackle theft, according to the ‘Angling Times’.

Fishing equipment is proving particularly popular with thieves, who then seek to shift the stolen goods via online platforms.

The article said that, with the supply of large tackle items such as rods, reels, poles and seatboxes still in short supply due to ongoing transit problems from the Far East, anglers are being warned to be extra vigilant, not only when securing their own gear, but also when purchasing used products online.

Anglers Against Tackle Theft

Well-known carp angler Adam Penning is just one of many anglers impacted by the problem. Recently, his tackle was stolen from his van in the Ipswich area. Adam was lucky enough to get his gear back, thanks to a combination of community action and social media – something the Facebook group ‘Anglers Against Tackle Theft’ was created for.

Visit the Angling Times website page for the full story.

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Written by Peter Cliff
With career in Public Relations and journalism, Peter worked for local, regional and national newspapers before moving into Public Relations. A regular contributor to several major angling publications over the years, he launched Fisheries.co.uk in 1999.

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