Please take the time to read this page, it will give you a great idea of what to expect when you come.

We can’t stress this point enough, If you are starting out or thinking about starting fishing COME IN !!!

We will help you get started. YOU ARE THE FUTURE of our great sport, We will take the time to explain where to go, how to start, what you need WITHOUT OVERLOADING YOU WITH PRODUCT. No question is stupid, nothing is too hard.

Also remember when starting out keep things simple. To start fishing you do not need to know everything, you do not need the most expensive kit. As long as you have the basics you will learn by your mistakes.


Taskers Angling was established in 1977 and we quickly became the firm favourite angling store in the area. Thirty five years later we are still the biggest angling store on Merseyside, and indeed one of the top stores in the United Kingdom.

Housed in our 15000 square feet 'angling paradise' you will find an unbelievable range of fishing tackle to suit all levels of angling experience and all budgets. Whether you are after a barrow, bivvy or baiting needle, we thrive on being able to offer you, fantastic customer service and a great selection to choose from.

Combined, our team has over 125 years’ experience in the fishing tackle business, so we know how to cater for your needs & provide you with top quality tactics and advice! When you come in store feel free to ask us any questions you may have, we enjoy being able to demonstrate new items of tackle and helping you catch a new PB.

Take our Pike & Predator section for example; over 1000 different lures, spinners & shads to choose from gets even the most experienced anglers feeling like a child in a sweet shop. Our lure tank enables you to see the shads in action so you will not be left feeling disappointed with your purchase, while our experienced predator specialists will talk you through the various methods and items to suit your every need.

We are proud stockists of the majority of carp fishing brands and boast thousands of items within this department. Our regular fishing shows and open days allow you to meet your angling heroes in a relaxed environment and take advantage of our jaw dropping special offers and discounts. Whether you are after an item large or small, our staff will talk you through the options and recommend additional items you may have missed. We also speak to hundreds of anglers each day, so we can usually provide you with information about the local venues and the going tactics to get you amongst the fish.

As well as predator and carp fishing, the ongoing popularity for coarse & commercial fishing has not been neglected. We stock tackle from all of the leading brands and are proud to provide affordable access to the sport for beginners with starts packs available for almost every price range. Our vast range of match fishing tackle continues to grow ensuring that our regular anglers are able to continue competing on the local, regional and even national stage year on year.

Being on the banks of the Mersey, Taskers Angling also cater for a vast range of sea fishing anglers. Whether you are a beginner of an experienced commercial skipper our staff are more than happy to help and provide you with a wealth of experience to get you on your way. Stocking items suitable for fishing both at home and abroad we can cater for almost any style of sea fishing anywhere in the world!

Fishing without bait would be pointless. Here at Taskers we have a huge, ever expanding bait range with products to suit all styles of fishing. Stocking both frozen and shelf live boilies from the leaders in the fishing bait market, along with matching pop ups, liquids and pellets we are sure to help get the fish of your dreams on your unhooking mat. Both sea and freshwater dead baits are readily available along with various oils & enhancements to provide you with the most potent bait possible!

Additionally we are part of a modest group of stores all owned and run by the same family. We have a 20,000 square feet sports store in Liverpool and a high street town centre sports store in Southport, please visit for more information.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our web site and learn more about us. Rest assured that we never forget that it is our valued customers who keep us on top and therefore we endeavour to achieve outstanding customer service standards. If we should ever fail in this goal please do not hesitate to contact me directly at