I started fishing in 1964 and two tackle shops spring to mind. My local shop was Pedders in Dunstable which was primarily a mens hairdressers which had a small tackle store at the rear. It did not have a large range of tackle but was a superb shop for bait which specialised in liver and butter fed maggots. If I wanted something special the other shop was Anglers Corner in Leagrave Luton. This was a wonderful shop which stocked all of the high-end rods and reels of the day including the Richard Walker MK1V rods. My first decent rod was purchased from here for my birthday in 1966 it was a split cane Lee's MK1 which was a wonderful allround rod similar to the MK1V Avon. Once I started work I was earning £6 6s a week as an apprentice I blew 3 weeks wages on a Hardy Floatquest one snowy Saturday my mum thought I was mad.