Who We Are
Angling Sports is the premier fishing and tackle store in South Western Ontario. We are centrally located in London and are the biggest supplier of quality fishing and tackle gear from Woodstock to Windsor.
We cater to ALL fishing enthusiasts but specialize in river and stream fishing (visit our Fly Fishing Pro Shop). We offer brand names like: Simms, Sage, G.Loomis, St. Croix, Loop, Raven, Reddington, King Pin, Islander, Okuma, Quantum and Shimano along with other value lines that can fit every budget and need.
We have now expanded our services to provide a full line of live bait.
Click the Our Store tab above for more information on the products we have available.
Fly & Float Fishing, River & Stream Apparel, Downriggers and More, General Fishing, Gift Department and Live Bait
Pat has been the proud owner/operator of Angling Sports since 2010. After a brief retirement from the auto recycling business Pat purchased Angling Sports as a hobby shop. He has since transformed a small fishing store into one of the premier bait and tackle shops in SouthWestern Ontario.
Pat enjoys all types of fishing in his spare time, especially travelling to trophy fisheries around North America and abroad. He is very keen on offering our customers the same value and selection as the big box stores, but with the personal service and expertise that only an independent store can offer. He hopes the store fulfils all of your fishing tackle needs, and your shopping experience is always enjoyable.
Specializing in bass fishing
Cole was born into an angling family. He has been Bass fishing for as long as he can remember, and spent most of his younger days fishing Pigeon Lake & surrounding area at his grandparents cottage. Cole has netted himself a great finish in many tournaments, including 2nd at the 2013 Everstart USA on the AM side, and on the Pro side wheeled him a Top 10 at the Costa FLW on Lake Okeechobee.
He excels at any kind of fishing, but prefers heavy cover for those Largemouth Bass. His experience, and product knowledge make Cole a go-to guy at the store to get onto some fish!!
Specializing in fly-fishing and fly-tying
Dave Harris is proven all round fisherman with many years experience fishing different styles and species around the world. While in the Canadian Navy, travelling abroad, he has had the opportunity to experience many different types of salt water as well as freshwater angling. Although he specializes in fly-fishing and fly-tying he is also a very proficient float fisherman and bass angler. Dave is assistant manager at the shop and has approximately 18 years experience in the tackle shop business.
Dave also provides expert drift boat guide service on Maitland, his home river. He is always eager to share his experiences with customers and will do whatever it takes to make sure our customers have a great fishing experience.
Specializing in Conventional Fishing
Marco has been fishing since he was 2 years old. Growing up in London, the Thames River and surrounding Lakes have been his home waters for over 20 years. As a multi-species angler with a passion for bass and the thrill of competition, Marco's local experience and product knowledge allow him to help customers find the right gear, at the right price.
Specializing in Kayak Fishing
Obsessed with fishing from birth, Jeff comes to us with 20 years of retail experience in the grocery industry. He spends most of his time on the water in a fishing kayak, chasing species Crappie to Catfish. More recently, a taste for fly fishing has Jeff chasing down fish in our great local rivers and streams. If you've got questions about Kayaks, Cats, or just about anything else come in and see Jeff!
What Customers Say?
Have always had a good experience. The price is steep for my budget, but the staff have always been helpful. Pick up a new rod (baitcasting) and they ensured I was going to know how to use it by sharing tips. Pick-up some new type of lures and they will give you advice on how to tie knots, cast, reel, or whatever applies. Not the place for me to go and save money though that's for sure... They have a lot of stuff.
Best place for fishing tackle in London. Great friendly and knowledgeable staff always willing to share ideas and fishing spots.
Andrew de Boer
Angling sports is hands down the best tackle shop I have ever been to. Fantastic prices with great service. Angling sports keeps me and my friends well equipped without breaking our banks. The new location has everything a novice to seasoned angler, fly fishing or bait casting. They even have classes you can attend.