Many in the tackle industry have been doing it tough in recent weeks. And with local tackle store often being at the beating heart of a local recfishing community, we’re giving a shout-out to some of the unsung heroes who run them over the next few weeks. This week we spoke to Tyrone Yahiya from Tackle HQ.
RFW: What do you enjoy about working in the business?
TY: Our customers are amazing and keeping them up-to-date with the best products from around the world is always good fun.
RFW: What makes your customers keep coming back for more?
TY: I’d say definitely our customer service. We know all of our customers and do our best to make sure everyone is happy, all the staff and I have made good friends working at Tackle HQ.
RFW: How have you adapted the business to life under COVID?
TY: Less people in the store, free shipping on all orders, lots of rig-tying and some beer drinking!
RFW: What’s a hot tackle item in your store at the moment?
TY: Drone fishing products, Yeti, anything ASWB, Ocean’s Legacy.
RFW: If you were Fisheries Minister for a day and you could change one thing, what would it be?
TY: I’d give recfishers more access to some of the good fishing spots that are currently closed.
RFW: What’s your favourite fishing destination in WA and why?
TY: Is this even a question? The Monte’s to fish for GTs!