Customer catches

We love hearing from our customers and it’s so exciting to hear about the fantastic catches that have been made using tackle supplied by Thomas Turner. Below are a few of our favourites. If you have a catch to share we would love to see it, please send photos to Kirsty, at

John Brown sent us these fantastic images taken while fishing in coastal southern New South Wales for blackfish, a superb sporting fish caught on the leaves of marine ‘lettuce’. John used a converted Sage trout rod and a Rapidex reel. This is a dream location for us and we are very grateful to John for sending these images in!

We love this image of a wild rainbow caught by Michael Bakker of New Zealand, with a fab Bruce & Walker Hexagraph 10′ trout fly rod bought from Thomas Turner a few months ago. Thanks Michael!

Brian Trussell of Pennsylvania sent us these images of catches made using his Hardy Graphite De Luxe 11’ 7/8 fly rod, which he tells us is now his favourite tool. Brian is lucky enough to be able to fish for river brown trout, large river smallmouth, and rainbows on his doorstep in Pennsylvania Spring Creeks. Thanks to Brian for sending us these images!

Jim got in touch to tell us about this fantastic catch on his very special Abel Super 12 Saltaire reel, in the Garden of the Kings, Cuba. This reel is decorated with the Scottish flag and was one of our favourites, and it’s great to see it being put to such great use!

Eric Weight sent us the below images of his first roach caught with this lovely Fields of Highgate Road roach pole bought recently from Thomas Turner. Thanks Eric, we hope there are many more!

Below is our very own John Stephenson with a fantastic trout, taken from the little river Rother whilst filming for Channel 4 on fishing antiques. Caught on a #4 weight rod and nymph.

Another image of John light line fishing in his favourite haunt, the Florida Keys. This fine 30lb barracuda was taken on an Abu Killer plug on 12lb outfit, while skiff fishing with Jim Perry around the Big Pine Key flats.

Simon Taylor sent us this great image of his first catch with his lovely B James Richard Walker Mk 4 cane rod.

Robert Gowan from Hawaii bought this vintage shooting and fishing stick seat, which he uses as a bird photography seat. He sent us these great photos of the seat in use at the KaluaKauka monument to David Douglas, the famous Scottish botanist and namesake of the Douglas fir tree. Thanks Robert!

Heiko from Berlin sent us this image of the first trout caught on his Hardy the Perfection Palakona 8’6′ 2 piece cane trout fly rod. It’s lovely to see these vintage beauties in use!

Scott Connelly used his Hardy Fibalite spinning rod for this 10lb beauty from the River Tay. Thanks for the image Scott!

Robert Williams of Las Vegas sent us the below images of a fantastic looking trip to Utah. Thanks Robert!

Paul Curotto caught this lovely carp on his 13 ft Hardy matchmaker classic fibreglass float rod bought from Thomas Turner. Fantastic!