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    Posted: 29 March 2017 at 5:47pm
Now that Bells and "for the halibut" have both gone, is there anywhere other than Nobles down in Blackfield to get bait?

I live Basingstoke way which is too dry a place for decent live-bait.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Poindexsters at Millbrook Southampton is where I get live bait 20 mins from Hythe.
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Problem with Poingdestres is they don't open till 9.00am.

Is Sammy's at Bursledon still open?

Livebait really is a problem these days. I have had it delivered a couple of times with no problem, but that rules out last minute trips.

Online shoppers (including me!) are to blame, putting the small tackle shops selling bait out of business!


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Originally posted by Osprey Oldman Osprey Oldman wrote:

Online shoppers (including me!) are to blame, putting the small tackle shops selling bait out of business!



I disagree actually. Laziness, lack of imagination or resistance to change are to blame. There are still small tackle shops that sell bait and survive very healthily but you will see that instead of drinking coffee all day in the weekdays they are also running an online business, have an eBay shop and have stands at all the local boat jumbles. You get out what you put in. That may sound harsh and doesn't apply to all small tackle shops that go out of business but my prior experience of those that I knew fit that mould. Shout out for Solent Tackle who are a great example of a survivor. Open at 7am at weekends to sell bait too.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Osprey Oldman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 March 2017 at 11:35am
Not harsh at all Neville! You're absolutely right, and those that have got off their bums and grasped the online opportunities are to be applauded.

But in the online world, rationalisation of suppliers is inevitable, so we end up with areas where live bait shops are few and far between. There can't be a Veals or Glasgow Angling Megastore on every corner. You are fortunate that your area is much more densely populated so that a few can survive.

I do agree that my use of the word "blame" was wrong because it can never be the customer's fault. The supplier must meet the needs of the customer.

But we are where we are and I have accepted that I will have to use online live bait or, of course, get a new Tilley lamp and go and dig my own in the dark like I used to!! (on second thoughts.....)
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I used Sammys at some stage last year and they were still open.
Baits r us certainly work very hard and I have found them very helpful.
You can pick up bait direct from their depot in Portsmouth as well and they are there from pretty early on every day.
Dave's at Gosport also good but not open until later.
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I use nobles for my rag whenever i can, it often needs pre ordering, but it's normally good quality worm
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