When we bought Bill Fisher Tackle in the Spring of 2005, we had one thought in our minds, to keep the tackle shop alive. Like so many fishermen on Nantucket, we looked towards BFT as our "fishing home". A place where we could walk in and find out the latest fishing report, pick up our favorite fishing plug, get a reel repaired, or simply enjoy some fishing conversation.
Rather than let the tradition that has supported so many Nantucket fishing enthusiasts die, we reached into our piggy banks and set out on a journey. In 2005, we never could have predicted the location that we would be in, the support we would receive or the pride that we all take in our "fishing home". We have done our best to try and recreate the comfortable feeling for all Bill Fisher loyaltists all the while staying on top of current trends and information dissemination...
While we certainly hope that we can support you in regards to the equipment necessary to land the fish you seek, our true reward is when you come back into the shop and say “thanks for the advice.” We realized in our journey that our most valuable asset is not rods or reels, but us as people and the information we have. As owners we log over 2000 hours on the water each summer and we do not want to hide that information, but we want to share that information. We want all Nantucket fishing enthusiasts to know that we will never be shy about passing on information.
This website was created and updated to help us in this innitiative. On this site and in our shop you will always have access to where the fish are and our expectations. We will use Twitter, Facebook and our weekly report to keep you apprised. All we ask you in return is to get out on the water and make memories that will make Nantucket the place you long for in the depths of winter and Bill Fisher your Nantucket Fishing Home...
With all that said, get off this website, “unplug...” and go appreciate the simplicity that is Nantucket Fishing. Grab your son, daughter, sister, friend,father or mother, and head to your favorite beach and wet a line. But don’t forget to stop by Bill Fishers on your way to find out where the fish are and what they are interested in!
Corey, Nat, Mike, and Cam
It is our mission, to uphold and further the tradition of Bill Fisher Tackle. On the most basic level, we will continue to provide top quality equipment and advice to our customers and friends. We will also continue to foster an environment where people can come to talk about all things, fishing and otherwise. Our vision for the shop is as a place of business, yes, but a community exchange, as well.