Situated in the heart of the CBD and with the largest range of fishing tackle in Melbourne, the Compleat Angler is the most accessible tackle store to Melbourne's CBD workers and shoppers.
The Compleat Angler also has the staff with the know-how so you'll walk out with the right fishing gear and the knowledge to get the most out of it.
Over 40 years ago Jim Allen started the first Compleat Angler store in Melbourne's CBD. The next four decades saw him build a chain of stores that epitomised the true specialty tackle store; knowledgeable staff, a collection of the world's newest and most innovative tackle, competitive pricing and exceptional customer service. Many products that would become household names amongst Australian anglers were first found on the shelves of Compleat Angler stores.
Of course there are all the household names you know and love to choose from; Daiwa, Shimano, Penn, Ugly Stik, Innovator, Okuma, Halco, Ecogear, Line System, Pakula, Gamakatsu, Tassie Devil, Celta, Squidgy, Braid, Spiderwire, Owner, River2Sea, Lucky Craft, Yamashita, Black Bart, Evergreen........... but along with these great brands you'll find many more from around the world that you might not be so familiar with.......yet; Lunker City, Fisherman, MG-Craft, Fox and the range is constantly evolving.
Owner Chris Baty has been behind the counter for over 20 years and his knowledge of fishing has seen him write for national magazines, co-host fishing radio shows along with being a regular guest on Micah Adam's Adventure Angler series. It's knowledge that you can draw on yourself so you too can become a better angler. Learn new knots, keep up to date with cutting edge techniques or find out about new exotic fishing locations. The aim is to help you catch more fish and get more enjoyment out of your fishing. Obviously if you are fishing around Melbourne we've got you covered but we also cater to the travelling angler too.
We've just launched an online tackle store that will be a virtual window into the real bricks and mortar store. It's still in its infancy and there's just a small portion of stock online right now but we are working on it every day. Knowledge and service will still be the focus along with hot pricing and a great range of products to help you catch more fish.