NOTE: The below is subject to change due to the current coronavirus crisis. We will update the site with information about auction/fair cancellations as soon as we are aware.

John attends most of the major fishing tackle fairs around the country. most are currently postponed or cancelled but he is planning to attend those listed below.

POSTPONED: ROMSEY, HAMPSHIRE now Saturday 3rd/4th October. Romsey Angling Auction has been postponed from March 27th to October 3rd, with Romsey tackle fair on Sunday 4th October. John is planning to attend the auction on the Saturday, and will have a Thomas Turner stall at the Romsey tackle fair, buying and selling on the Sunday. See Angling Auctions for more info.

We remain keen to buy tackle collections and have buyers waiting for modern deep-sea fishing reels, such as big Hardy vintage reels, Penn multipliers in the 10/0 + size, Shimano, Daiwa & US makes with matching high-quality big game rods.

If you’re looking for a valuation, to sell or trade some tackle, get in touch with John on 07548 871985 or email

Talk Radio interview

You may have heard John Stephenson talking to Fisherman’s Blues host Nigel Botherway about vintage fishing tackle and the various fairs and auctions. It was an early start, so if you missed it, click here to listen! Scroll to 06.31am to hear John. Many thanks to Nigel Botherway and TalkSport.