The shop was established in Thistle Street, Aberdeen, in 1951 by Jim Somers, manufacturer of the famous ‘Grant Vibration Green H eart Rod’, still used today by many anglers who claim that it’s the best rod ever produced. These rods brought Somers Fishing Tackle to the fore front of the angling industry in the UK.
Sadly his health deteriorated and he decided to sell on the business to David Craik, the current proprietor. When David took over, he decided to try and secure contracts with all the major international tackle suppliers.
Having secured deals with Daiwa Sports, Abu Garcia, Shakespeare, Leeda and House of Hardy, the customer base began to grow and David’s commitment to customer service saw the loyalty of these customers strengthen.
In 1995 David moved the business to larger premises in Bon-Accord Terrace, just off Aberdeen’s main thoroughfare, and arranged for Paul Young of Hooked On Scotland to conduct the grand opening. Since that time the business has gone from strength to strength and is revered as one of the premier suppliers of fishing tackle and associated equipment within the UK.