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The Masterline Story

Originally trading as Anglers Masterline Limited, the company was formed in 1970 by partners Philip Tallents and Terry Collingbourne to manufacture fly fishing lines. Operating from a converted dairy in the Gloucestershire town of Tewkesbury the Masterline brand soon became world famous not only in fly fishing but in all branches of the sport as the range was extended into other areas. In 2001 the company acquired J W Young Fishing Reels and the iconic J.W. Young Centrepin reels are still built in the Tewkesbury factory.

Now operating from a purpose-built building on Tewkesbury Industrial ParkMasterline Walker is a joint enterprise between Jarvis Walker of Australia and the UK management and has grown to become one of the foremost distributors of fishing tackle in the UK supplying a comprehensive range of fishing tackle to retailers across the UK and Ireland.

The partnership with Jarvis Walker led to the distribution of Jarvis Walker, Rovex and Tsunami branded products with much of the product range being specifically developed for the UK market in partnership with our consultants including angling supremo John Wilson who endorses the company’s products.

Masterline Walker also represents other leading brands from around the world including Cortland Fly Fishing products, YoZuri Lures and Ryobi Fishing Tackle.

The recent move into boating products has seen Watersnake trolling motors, Jarvis Marine boating products and Condor fishfinders included in the range.