Welcome to Gloucestershire's Number 1 Fishing Tackle Website.
Join our mailing list to view the latest arrivals, sales and special offers.
0% Finance Available | Free Delivery Over £150
Welcome to Bankside Tackle!
Lightweight blanks designed specifically for stalking at close quarters and short range fishing, especially suited to the travel light, mobile angler.
Powerful enough for hit and hold situations and to bully fish away from snags. At the same time, they have enough balanced flexibility to act as the perfect shock absorber and help avoid hook pul...
Free Spirit offer rods to cover all types of stalking and floater fishing from 6' Tree Creepers, specialist rods for Boat Carping and dedicated surface fishing tools. The Hi-'S' and E-Class ranges are faster in action and feature very soft, responsive tips whilst the 'S' Range is more parabolic for those who prefer the more traditional action.
The 201 series of carp rods from Wychwood comprise of the perfect balance between finesse and power.
Unlike no other rod in its class, the 201 boasts incredible power for improved casting, contrasted with a forgiving playing action to reduce hook pulls and help you land more fish.
12ft 2.75lb with 40mm Ringing
12ft 3.25lb with 50mm...
Ex-Display model save £124 on RRP.
Utilising ultra high quality Japanese Low Resin 40t Carbon and with an attractive 1k weave these rods have been incredibly popular since their release despite us never advertising them. Significantly reducing the resin content makes these blanks slimmer, lighter yet more powerful than those made out ...
The 'E' Class Bank Creeper 10' SU has an effective test curve around 3lb and with its soft tip easily handles the lunges of big fish but also has the power to handle any fishing situation.
The use of 40t carbon insures blanks are light in weight yet powerful and responsive and with the 'Perdurable' blank finish will last a lifetime. All models a...
A complex manufacturing process integrates 40t and 30t carbons with resin content below 25%. Wrapping alternately at 90 degrees and zero degrees for added strength, then further wrapping with 3mm bi-axis carbon tape at 45 degrees produces extremely strong yet ultra-light and slim blanks.
In addition to a much improved power to weight ratio of...
Thinking Anglers Rod Lead Straps, The straps are longer than most on the market. These straps will hold your lead and both sections of your rod. 3 per packet.
The straps are longer than most on the market
Will hold your lead and both sections of your rod
3 per packet
Manufactured from soft neoprene, the Fox Rod and Lead Bands are ideal for securing your rods with your leads whilst they are in storage or in transit. If you’re like us, then you’ll like to have your rods set up and ready to go before you head down to the bank.
Soft Neoprene rod bands with Velcro closure
Keep leads and rods protected in transit
Built by our in house rod builder, the Free Spirit XS are the perfect players rod and combine a super slim responsive blank with top quality fittings.
The Free Spirit XS rods have such a following and reputation with blanks that are slim and light with semi-progressive curves that suit anglers liking a rod with more feel for fish playing. All...
Spod & Marker Rods
The new Free Spirit Hi 'S' Spomb Rods are now in stock. Choose from 12' or 13'. Both come with 50mm ringing as standard.
Free Spirit are always keen to test out new technologies in rod design and in the last 18 months or so one has particularly stood out. The material in question allowed Free Spirit to build very strong slim blanks yet with very efficient recovery that were reminiscent of the now legendary Hi 'S' Range.
The new 'S' Lite range of rods have been rig...
The new Free Spirit CTX range of carp rods covers every possibility. Unrivalved performance and value for money!!!
A complex manufacturing process integrates 40t and 30t carbons with resin content below 25%. Wrapping alternately at 90 degrees and zero degrees for added strength, then further wrapping with 3mm bi-axis carbon tape at 45 degrees p...
Utilising ultra high quality Japanese Low Resin 40t Carbon and with an attractive 1k weave these rods have been incredibly popular since their release despite us never advertising them. Significantly reducing the resin content makes these blanks slimmer, lighter yet more powerful than those made out of conventional carbon aiding poor casters a...
Utilising ultra high quality Japanese Low Resin 40t Carbon and with an attractive 1k weave the Free Spirit Hi S ive ER rods have been incredibly popular since their release.
The Free Spirit Hi-S Ive ER was introduced this year to bridge the gap between the Hi S 3.5lb and the 12' Hi S ive which a lot of people found a little too powerful and as a...
Lightweight and beautifully balanced, the ESP 12ft Floater rod is perfect for stalking surface feeding carp. It's soft tip and through action 2.5lb test curve, makes an excellent shock absorber allowing light hook links to be used, and the powerful lunges of hard fighting fish to be absorbed. The extra reserves of power in the butt section can b...
Power Grip® Line Clips feature a soft rubber internal face to grip the rod securely without scratching and have been designed to grip the line tightly without causing damage.
A unique multi purpose line clip
Can be used as a conventional fixed clip
Or as a running clip in many configurations
Bobbin travels to the rod before the line tightens