Banks and Burr have been supplying fishing tackle for 56 years.
Started in a shed by Reg Banks to supply bait to local anglers
he was soon joined by his son in law Dave Burr. This progressed to a small shop in Claremont road
and Banks & Burr was born.
The business recieved a boost in 1965 when Dave Burr won the All England national in the King Sedgemore
drain with a record weight of 76lb 9oz. This appeared in the Guiness book of records for 20 years.
The following year he captained the England team on the river Thurne in Norfolk.
Brian Froggatt a well known fly fisherman joined the business in the 1970s and trading continued
from the rather cramped premises which eventually took over the whole building.
When Reg passed away Daves son Carlton Joined the business and began to develop the mail order
side which allowed us to purchase next door and increase the floor size of the shop.
Carltons wife Joanne became a partner in the business and now handles the accounts.
Dan Brackley joined us ten years ago and looks after the bait and mail order side of things in between serving and
offering advice on carp and in particular lure fishing which is his passion. He really is the man to talk to as he is now part of the England lure fishing team!! Well done Dan.
And so to the future where the Internet now provides all the fishing information you could ever digest
and the ability to compare and buy fishing tackle without leaving your door, hence this website.
At Banks & Burr we offer competitive prices, honest advice, full mail order facility, 58 years of experience
and above all a friendly atmosphere. Tight lines.
The Business partners of Banks & Burr