About Us

About Us

Matchman Supplies fishing tackle online specialises in all aspects of Coarse Fishing, Carp fishing, Match fishing and Predator Angling. We sell quality fishing rods, fishing reels, landing and keep nets, bait, clothing. luggage, terminal tackle, fishing starter kits including junior rods and telescopic rods at very competitive prices.

We are highly established in the UK and regularly ship to Europe including Italy, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Luxemborg. We are happy to ship worldwide and have several customers in the United States and Australia so please feel free to enquire about shipping details wherever you reside. We offer free postage to UK addresses on orders over £25.00 and also very cheap postage to Europe.

We stock a wide range of fishing tackle from major manufacturers such Daiwa, Drennan, Preston Innovations, Matrix, Korda, Guru, Fox, Korum, ESP, Abu Garcia, Leeda, Middy, Dynamite Baits, Bait-Tech, Sensas, Sonu Baits, Van den eynde.

We are experts at fishing and we offer friendly, expert advice. If you are unsure at any time please call us on 0115 9813834 or email us.

Please have a look at our products in the menus above. Unsure? Then call us on 0115 9813834.

We can also offer professional advice on a number of local East Midlands fisheries, having intimate knowledge of diverse venues such as the River Trent (which is now recognised as one of the leading big fish rivers for barbel, chub and carp) the Grantham Canal, Nottingham Beeston Canal, Erewash Canal, Holme Pierrepont, Belvoir Lakes and many commercial carp waters in the Notts, Leics, Lincs area such as BWB Makins, Lakeview and Daiwa Hallcroft.

Established in 1986, Matchman Supplies Angling Centre is run by proprietor Tim Aplin a former Daiwa Masters and Swan Vestas champion, who has competed at the top level, fishing many open matches in the UK as well as competitions in Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Ireland.

As well as stocking angling equipment from Daiwa, Drennan, Preston Innovations, Fox and Shimano, we also have a range of waterproof and fleece clothing, thermal boots and waders.

We distribute yearbooks and day tickets for Notts A.A, Belvoir Lakes, Barnstone Gravel Pits and Bottesford A.A.

We also keep a large range of fresh bait in stock including maggots, casters, pinkies, squatts, hempseed and worms (bulk amounts available). From October we can obtain good quality bloodworm and joker to order.

Pellets, groundbait and additives from Dynamite Baits, Sensas, Van Den Eynde, Cats and Dogs and P.A. Megabaits are also available.

Frozen pike deadbaits such as mackerel, smelt, herring, trout, lamprey, sprats, sardines and coarse baits such as roach and skimmers are stocked.
We also have a good range of boilies and pop ups from Dynamite Baits, Mainline, Richworth and Nutrabaits.

We can provide insurance quotes for replacing stolen tackle.

Repairs and servicing to rods and reels, such as new eyes for rods and new springs for reels etc, can also be arranged.

Professional pole repairs can be undertaken (even full breaks can be repaired) - phone for more details (0115 9813834).

Meet the Team

  • Tim Aplin

    Tim Aplin


    A former Daiwa Masters and Swan Vestas champion, Tim has competed at the top level, fishing many open matches in the UK as well as competitions in Sweden, Denmark, Spain and Ireland. Tim has been serving proprietor here for over 27 years & personifies Matchman Supplies & it's excellent customer service & friendly reputation.

  • Phil Skipp

    Phil Skipp


    A naturalist angler at heart, Phil will tackle the most jungle like of brooks for a cheeky chub right up to expansive gravel pits for big toothy predators. The Norfolk Broads would probably go down as his favourite place to wet a line but any river is his passion. Employed full time for over a decade & part time for several years previous, it's safe to say that the former work experience lad is certainly part of the furniture.

  • Bill Bywater

    Bill Bywater


    A true all rounder of the sport, when Billy is not busying himself challenging in open matches on the River Trent & other local stillwaters he concerntrates on chasing larger quarry both home & abroad with a pb carp of 42lb 8oz from Sky Lakes in France. A customer & part time employee here for many years the former work experience lad became a full time employee in 2011 bringing a wealth of enthusiam, knowledge & skill to the team.

  • Amy Aplin

    Amy Aplin

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