The Sports Shop

The Sports Shop in Stranraer has been a long-established shop for more than 46 years, of which 22 have been under our ownership. I, Eric McLean the owner, have lived in the area all of my life and I am experienced in both Game and Sea Angling. I have competed in many local and national sea angling competitions over the years, gaining a lot of knowledge about angling, and even winning a few. I have also fished overseas in many countries: Cuba & Mexico for Bonefish, Tarpon etc; Africa for Guitar Fish, Lady Fish, Shark etc; also fished in many other countries.

The Sports Shop can therefore offer a personal & knowledgeable service to regular customers, whether fishing locally or going abroad to fish, with advice on which gear to use and also types of lures & baits that would be most successful.
We are also happy to advise visiting anglers to our area on where to fish and which gear to use for best results.

We stock a large range of fishing tackle from most major manufacturers, high quality rods, reels and other equipment, at very reasonable prices, that would cover most types of angling – Game, Sea or Coarse.

In store we have a top class selection of frozen baits from Ammodytes, Baitbox and LuceBaits, and during trout season we keep live maggots and freshwater worms. We also stock live ragworms for Sea Angling.

We sell fishing permits for Stranraer & District Angling Association waters, which are all located within 6 miles of Stranraer. Most are stocked with Rainbow & Brown Trout, and Soulseat Loch allows Bait as well as Fly Fishing.

In short, The Sports Shop has all you could need for sea angling or river / loch fishing in south west Scotland, with the added benefit of invaluable local knowledge and experience!

Although The Sports Shop specialises in fishing tackle, we also stock a varied selection of equipment for other outdoor & indoor sports & activities,
including major brands of shooting accessories, equipment for camping, football, golf, walking & nature-watching:

Outdoor Clothing & Footwear– Waterproofs, camouflage jackets & trousers, pullovers, wellingtons, walking boots, gloves, caps etc.

Field Sports – equipment and accessories for shooting, stalking & wildfowling.

Bowling – for both green bowling and carpet bowling, including Taylor bowls, clothing, shoes, bags, etc. (more…)

Camping gear – camping gas stoves, lamps, pegs, thermos flasks, binoculars, compasses, etc. (more…)

Indoor sports – snooker cues, darts, flights, stalks & dart boards, dominoes, table tennis bats & balls, etc.

and many other sundries for the outdoor & sports enthusiast.
Come and see our extensive range for yourself at:

The Sports Shop, Stranraer

86 George Street,
Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway,


Telephone: 01776 702705
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Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm | Saturday 8am – 5pm

If we don’t have what you are looking for in stock, we can usually order it for you. Please ask.

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