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Ap20
12-05-2013, 22:00
I can't understand why so many tackle shops don't open on a Sunday, when i would imaging the majority of us work a five day week our only time to visit them is the Sunday!!
Surely must be beneficial for them, makes more sense for them to close a day during the week.
One shop in particular which is my closest and probably the best is Johnson Ross, they are heavily staffed during the week but would of thought they could cut that too half on a Sunday for a few hours!!!
I can't be the only one that finds this annoying surely.

toby
12-05-2013, 22:06
I can't believe they have audacity to close on Christmas day, I reckon they'd to a roaring trade.

Ginster
12-05-2013, 22:09
A local one to me has just moved from their old location to a new property on a local (very busy) day ticket venue with 4 lakes.

Does amaze me their not open on Sundays as must be missing a lot of foot fall. Would have thought it would be more worth their while opening for half a day on Sunday and closing on Monday.

Ap20
12-05-2013, 22:11
I can't believe they have audacity to close on Christmas day, I reckon they'd to a roaring trade.

Good point, can't believe I didn't think of that too!!!

stubill
12-05-2013, 22:15
Nope, I don't find it annoying at all.

I've never worked in retail but, I feel sorry for the people that do, having to work bank holidays, Sundays, late opening etc.

I'd happily go back to the days of all shops closing on Sundays and having half day closing on Thursdays. After all, we coped years ago with far fewer opening hours and that was before the advent of internet shopping and the convenience that brings.

Ap20
12-05-2013, 22:23
Nope, I don't find it annoying at all.

I've never worked in retail but, I feel sorry for the people that do, having to work bank holidays, Sundays, late opening etc.

I'd happily go back to the days of all shops closing on Sundays and having half day closing on Thursdays. After all, we coped years ago with far fewer opening hours and that was before the advent of internet shopping and the convenience that brings.

You don't need to work in retail to have to work weekends and bank holidays! And I'm sure most that do are not forced at gun point to work either, perhaps they like too so they can fish etc during the week. The world has moved on from years ago as you rightly mention.

stubill
12-05-2013, 22:37
I used retail as that was the industry you mentioned.

If people need a job and their only option is retail (due to lack of choice/opportunities) then they will not have a choice if the shop opens on Sundays!

As I was speaking about retail in general, I would assume that most shop workers aren't anglers.

Don't you think that it would be good for society as a whole, if there was one day a week were a family could be together and not be fragmented by one or some of them having to work.

Mr_Bump
12-05-2013, 22:54
I think all the local shops are open Sunday morns, your shops suck :p

stuart666
13-05-2013, 00:05
I was quite shocked at how many people work at jr. There all fishingmen so surely they deserve the sunday off to wet a line.

Ap20
13-05-2013, 06:05
I was quite shocked at how many people work at jr. There all fishingmen so surely they deserve the sunday off to wet a line.

Blimey can you imagine if we all only had the Sunday of to fish, we wouldn't get that family time that stubil wants us all to have, not unless we take the whole family to the bank with us, might be a little crowded but would be better for them then sitting at home as they'll be nothing else for them to do as all the shops will be shut!!! Must also make sure I've got enough diesel too as the petrol station will be closed!!!

We are never going back to them days of Sunday closing so my point regards today's way of living, and my position as well as most of only being able to get to a tackle shop on a Sunday.

toby
13-05-2013, 06:33
Mail order?

Ap20
13-05-2013, 06:49
Mail order?

Agree you can use mail order, but there's nothing like going in to ya local tackle shop and actually seeing, feeling, smelling, talking to you local shop owner, for the shop owner it will probably be better as you'll more then likely spend more then you were planning to. Going in to a tackle shop is a real buzz for many (perhaps not all)

Elty
13-05-2013, 06:57
completely agree with OP. tackle shops wont open or have limited hours on the days that most of us will be able to get to a tackle shop. then they complain that they are going out of business. move with the times. this is why everyone is buying their gear online.

I always wondered why they don't open very early too i.e. for all the pleasure anglers looking to buy maggots or worms for their days fishing.

tenchtamer
13-05-2013, 08:06
they should all open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and chain the staff to the counters...........................it's the way forward.

MrFrosty
13-05-2013, 08:18
I was thinking the same thing. If I were to ever open a tackle shop (which is highly unlikely) I'd be open Sundays and have Monday or Tuesday closes to get out on the bank. Quieter banks for me and I'm sure it would pay off with most people as mentioned working 9-5 mon-fri.

Bream_Boy
13-05-2013, 08:38
I used retail as that was the industry you mentioned.

If people need a job and their only option is retail (due to lack of choice/opportunities) then they will not have a choice if the shop opens on Sundays!

As I was speaking about retail in general, I would assume that most shop workers aren't anglers.

Don't you think that it would be good for society as a whole, if there was one day a week were a family could be together and not be fragmented by one or some of them having to work.

Where do you draw the line:

"Sorry you have been burgled, an officer will attend on Monday after he has took his kids to the park today"


"no, you cannot have life saving meidcal treatment as I want to go visit my parents, you can have it on Monday, but you will probably be dead by then to be fair"


"please try and contain the house fire yourself and we shall attend in 24 hours to put it out, we are taking out family out for the day you see"


OK so emergency services are an extreme option, but how about restaurants, pubs, theme parks and leisure activities? If these all shut on a sunday all of these shop workers would be moaning they had nothing to do on their day off.

carpmanjay
13-05-2013, 09:39
One of my local shops now opens sunday, its always busy when i go in there!

Miked
13-05-2013, 11:43
J&K Tackle in Bicester open for Sunday morning, and you would think it would make sense for other shops to do the same and maybe close for half a day Monday or Tuesday.
When I was in Australia on holiday some tackle shops opened at dawn at weekends to sell tackle and bait to all the people going out for the day.

SebT
14-05-2013, 16:53
My local shop opens 10-2 which is plenty for a Sunday

JSlinn
15-05-2013, 07:07
Keswals opened on a Sunday for 2/3 hrs not sure about specialist tackle

I'm not sure its such a great idea because if your off during the weekend do you want to be shopping or fishing, however nowadays id rather not do either due to both (shopping/lakes) being busy.

Ginster
15-05-2013, 08:36
Keswalls is in the old Specialist shop, think you'll find specialist have stopped trading now

Cyprinius
15-05-2013, 10:01
I was thinking the same thing. If I were to ever open a tackle shop (which is highly unlikely) I'd be open Sundays and have Monday or Tuesday closes to get out on the bank.

... And believe me, there'd be those on here who'd be on your back for that as well.

Hippy
15-05-2013, 20:28
YAC don't open sundays - but they are open until 8pm every thursday for people who have trouble getting in during the week, which seems an ideal compromise.