Since 1985, Bawtry has been home to one of South Yorkshire's favourite tackle and bait shops. In 2016, current owners Rew & Sophia took over the old favourite and re-launched it as Rod & Reel, a modern angling centre with a traditional heart.

Our Mission

Renowned for our commitment to detail, quality and customer service, we promise to deliver you the best version of Rod & Reel, every visit.

From our handpicked casters, ensuring the best bait reaches the bank to opening 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays, we are young team with unrivaled enthusiasm for a sport as old as time. 

We pride ourselves on having excellent local knowledge and experience and above all we love fishing.

We are committed to giving our customers the best possible experience and look forward to steering Bawtry's old favourite into the future.


My goal is to create a tackle shop for the modern angler. For me it’s about harnessing the strength of our traditional values whilst keeping our finger firmly on the pulse of the industry.
— Rew Landells, Owner

Our Bait

We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional bait. 

To ensure we're serving you the best, we clean all of our maggots ourselves, turn and handpick our own casters and never serve bait we wouldn't fish with ourselves. 

If that means staying late or getting in early, we'll do it, because our bait is our bread & butter.

handpicked and turned casters Rod & Reel