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About JP Tackle

JP Tackle has been in business for over 15 years, and is owned and run by John Penn.

We are one of the biggest fishing tackle retailers in Essex, Ideally located in Maldon close to some of the best fishing in the country.

Our fishing experts and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to provide honest, unbiased advice on any query that you may have, and can also offer advice on rigs, tactics and the best venues to target that catch of a lifetime.



I opened the shop with my Dad in 1999 and we have made great improvements to the business. We have extended it and it is now over 120 ft long and 16 ft wide. I have been fishing all my life and have had nearly 25 years in the trade. I have put my hand to most sorts of fishing, having won a Division One league match on the Cam, plus a few other opens and team victories. I also like to have a good stint at specimen fishing have a 47lb 12 oz carp. We all hope to make your visit to the shop one where we can


Keith has worked in the tackle business for over 20 years and has great experience in all sorts of fishing. He now runs a very the successful Maldon Concessionary league and cup matches which get good attendances through out the year. Also if you break anything, if it can be fixed, he can fix it! Kieth has won many matches in his time but still takes great pride in organising some of the best matches in the area, and is only too happy to help out with tips and all local fishing reports.


Sam is fairly new to serious fishing. He started fishing matches and was more than often in the bottom half of the result. Now he is a contender at most venues as he is a quick learner. He is very enthusiastic and gets great joy passing on any new info and tips to customers. He has tried his hand at carp fishing and hopes to further his experience in this field. Like Keith, he takes pride in his work and I am very blessed to have these guys on the staff.