About us

Established in 2004 by well-known carp angler Jon Finch, Bankside is an expanding, family run business that has naturally progressed into Gloucestershire's Largest Fishing Tackle Store. Initially we catered specifically for the modern day Carp Angler, however we have now also expanded into the Barbel, Match and Predator sectors.

Over the years Jon has probably become best known for winning the 2008 British Carp Angling Championships, a feat he achieved using his own range of baits developed since Bankside opened for business twelve years ago. Jon’s ability to source ‘niche’ products that are not available to anyone else has seen him build up a range of baits that are currently attracting a huge amount of interest in the carp world.

We expanded into our current retail premises in 2009 and the store is packed with the latest equipment from all of the big names including the likes of Free Spirit, Delkim, Fox, Ridgemonkey, Shimano, Daiwa, Guru and Korda to name but a few. The business offers free and easy parking all within a few minutes of Junction 9 of the M5.

We pride ourselves on our team who are all very experienced named anglers in their field and are more than willing to offer advice if needed. We also have our own in store Rod Builder who is on hand to help from the the smallest of repairs to a complete new rod build.

We also run a thriving mail order business over the phone and online, and pride ourselves in the service we offer. Our user friendly website allows easy access 24 hours a day to 1000's of the very latest tackle and bait items, a figure that is constantly growing.

Setting up an online account with us takes literally seconds and we accept all modern payment methods, including Paypal, Apple Pay and Finance Options. Our website is also being continuosly updated with the latest tackle and bait releases so you get to see whats new first.

We can also offer a range of Finance Payments to help spread the cost. With interest free credit options available online, over the phone or in-store. Purchasing the gear you really want has never been so easy.

If you would like to get an instant feed of whats happening at Bankside then be sure to checkout our Facebook and Instagram pages. We regularly run competions, catch reports, videos and have some great 5 star reviews of what our customers say.

Our aim is to have good stocks of the latest equipment with wide selections from all the major brands. Couple this with exceptional friendly customer service, why would you want to shop anywhere else.