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Hi, my Name is Gary Williamson, a life long shore angler with 45 years experience.

Whilst I love all sorts of shore angling from beaches to cliffs, my real passion is cod fishing from the North East of England and Eastern Scotland rock marks. I'm at my most content standing on a rock end in my chesty’s (Geordie pyjamas!) in a dying Easterly wind, casting into a weedy hole waiting in anticipation for the telltale nod of a biting Cod. In recent years I've discovered the joys of shore fishing in Norway, a beautiful place with beautiful friendly people and some fantastic fishing.

Second to fishing is my love of product development which I've done for many years as a business and hobby. Having designed and built special purpose machines for a variety of industries from printing to filter making to fishing tackle (some of you might remember Outcast leads and bait clips I developed a few years back), I've come across most manufacturing processes and techniques and have a broad knowledge of engineering. A Lithographic printer by trade and a amateur engineer the rest of the time, the knowledge I've picked up along the way is mainly self taught, although I have met some inspirational people over the years who kindly shared some of their knowledge and experience with me.

I've designed and patented a number products for various industries and now embark on the final chapter of my design career, Trident Tackle Development Ltd.

It is a great pleasure to introduce you to Trident Tackle Development Ltd, a new Company based in County Durham in the North East of England, specialising in the design, development and manufacture of innovative shore fishing tackle. I have many products to introduce over the coming years, some completely new and innovative with international patent status, some improvements on existing ideas, and all manufactured in County Durham, England. I'm a proud Champion of British Manufacturing and where possible source all my materials from British companies.

All components and processes for the manufacture of our tackle are done in house from wire forms, EDM spark erosion, injection mould tool making, injection moulding and product assembly. Everything is controlled under one roof ensuring consistent quality at every stage of the manufacturing process.

Trident Tackle is only available in the UK through this web shop and ebay, ensuring that the angler is getting the very best in design, quality, price and service. By cutting out the middle man there will be more funds for developing new and exciting products. It is my goal to bring innovative, functional and well made products at realistic prices to shore anglers all over the world.

As shore anglers we all lose tackle for various reasons and I'm no exception. As a rock angler I probably lose more than most and in recent years I've started collect discarded tackle and litter whilst I'm fishing. If I can pick up more than I lose and everyone does the same then soon the shoreline will be cleaner and better for everyone. I ask you politely to take a look around where you're fishing and pick up any discarded tackle or litter and dispose of it correctly. Such a small act will have a huge impact.

Thank you for visiting my web site.

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contribution my great friend and fishing buddy Micky Kinnair has made to the development of Trident tackle, He’s been there from the beginning and has been instrumental in the design and testing of the products. His understanding of terminal tackle and how it behaves is second to none and he has and continues to be a great sounding board for new ideas.

So, thanks very much mate, your help is greatly appreciated.

Gary Williamson