For the sale of goods directly to consumers via the website by Matchbox Fishing Tackle Ltd

For terms and conditions relating to sales made to our retail partners, or through our click and collect option should be referred to separately.

We are Matchbox Fishing Tackle Ltd, trading as Matchbox Tackle. The following terms and conditions apply to your use of our website by consumers. By using our website and/or by placing an order directly with us you agree to be bound by our terms and conditions as set out below.

1. Orders

1.1 Orders placed by you, the buyer, are subject to these terms and conditions. All other terms and conditions, express or implied by statute or otherwise, are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law. Nothing in these terms and conditions is intended to limit your statutory consumer rights. 

2. Payment

2.1 Payment must be made in full before your order is processed. Once we receive payment we will confirm your order by email. Acceptance of your order and completion of the contract between you and us takes place on the dispatch (i.e. sending) of the goods ordered. 

3. Prices

3.1 Prices are as set out on our website. These prices include UK Value Added Tax at the prevailing rate.

4. Delivery Charges

4.1 Delivery of the product to your stated address is usually chargeable, but from time to time we may waive the delivery charge at our own discretion and at times of promotion. We will make the cost of delivery clear at the time of check out. You will be given a chance to cancel the order should you wish not to accept the charges. The chargers are fair and are a true reflection of the amount we pay to the couriers based on the weight of the parcel and your address. We reserve the right to charge based on your location, as such remote areas such as, but not limited to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Northern Ireland may cost more to deliver to than mainland UK. At this time we do not deliver outside of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. 

5. Cancellation and Returns Policy

5.1 The Cancellation and Returns Policy applies when there is no fault with the goods you have ordered. If there is a fault, please see section 8, “Defective Goods”, instead. The intent of our Cancellation and Returns Policy is to be legal, fair and equitable for you and us; we aim to treat you as we ourselves would expect to be treated. 

5.2 Right for you to cancel your contract. If you are a “consumer” (but not otherwise) you may cancel your contract with us for the goods you order at any time up to the end of the thirtieth day from the date you receive the ordered goods. You do not need to give us any reason for cancelling your contract nor will you have to pay any penalty. To cancel your contract under this clause you must notify us in writing that you wish to do so.

5.3 Once you have notified us that you are cancelling your contract under this clause, any sum debited to us from your credit or debit card will be credited to your account as soon as possible and in any event within 14 days of us agreeing to your refund PROVIDED THAT the goods in question are returned by you. If you do not return the goods delivered to you or do not pay the costs of delivery, we shall be entitled to deduct the direct costs of recovering the goods and any other losses from the amount to be credited to you. We will not accept used goods for return that are not faulty. If the goods have not been used, you may cancel your contract with us for the goods you order at any time from the time you order the goods up to the end of the fourteenth day from the date you receive the ordered goods.

5.4 All goods should be returned unopened in their original packaging. Where packaging has been opened, damaged or discarded, we may need to charge a fee that will depend upon the state of the goods and packaging. 

5.5 To cancel your contract you must notify us in writing or by e-mail. If you notify us in writing then it must be by registered post to our address at 3a Groveley Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3HB. If you notify us by e-mail then the e-mail must be sent to and we must reply confirming receipt of the email; we will reply within one working day.

5.6 If you cancel your order before the item has been dispatched then we will be able to give you a full refund for your order. Please be aware that orders are processed automatically and, as we offer a next working day service, they are dispatched quickly.

5.7 If you cancel your order after it has been dispatched then the item will need to be returned. Please be aware that if you refuse delivery of an item, the cost of the return carriage will be deducted from your refund. If you refuse an item because it is damaged then please see section 8, “Defective Goods”, instead.

5.8 We will normally be able to arrange collection of your goods for return. We will charge you a fee for collection. If you wish to arrange the return yourself, you must use a secure courier who provides us with full traceability – UK Mail, DHL or UPS are examples of such companies – and you must contact us for returns information before sending. 

5.9 Cancelled and returned items will be re-credited as soon as possible after the goods, if dispatched, have been returned and inspected. As set out above, for returned items we reserve the right to deduct the cost of return carriage and a fee, that depends on the state of the returned goods and packaging, from the amount we re-credit to you.

6. Cancellation by us

6.1 We reserve the right to cancel your order if there is insufficient stock; or we do not deliver the goods you have ordered to your area; or the pricing was incorrect.

6.2 If we cancel your order we will notify you by e-mail and will re-credit you as soon as possible. 

7. Delivery of goods to you

7.1 Delivery of the goods you ordered will be made to the delivery address you give us at the time of your order. 

7.2 Delivery will be made as soon as possible following your order.

7.3 Ownership of the goods passes to you on delivery. After that we have no further liability for loss, theft or destruction of the goods. 

7.4 Please see our full delivery policy here.

8. Errors in delivery; damaged, defective or incorrect goods

8.1 If any goods delivered are not what was ordered, or are damaged, or defective, or incorrect quantities, you need to inform us within 14 days of delivery.
We will look to take one or more of the following actions:
    • Make good any errors in delivery; or • Repair or replace any goods that are damaged or defective; or
    • Adjust the delivered quantity to the original order; or • Provide you with a full or partial refund

8.2 If goods develop a fault more than 30 days after delivery then we will usually repair the goods free of charge under our warranty policy if possible. If repair is not possible or practical we will refund the item at our sole discretion. Please contact us for Warranty, Repairs and Replacement information.

8.3 If you do not receive goods within 30 days of ordering, you must notify us within 40 days of the original order date. If we are not notified within 40 days we have no liability in respect to any lost items.

8.4 Except as precluded by law, we will not be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss, damage or expenses (including loss of profits, business or goodwill) however so caused and we have no liability to pay compensation beyond the refund of the purchase price of the goods.

9. Website

9.1 We aim to ensure that the information available on our website is accurate. However, we will not be held liable for any errors or omissions. We will use all reasonable care to correct any errors or omissions as quickly as practicable after being notified. 

9.2 All drawings, descriptive matter and specifications of the goods on our website are for the sole purpose of giving an approximate description of the goods and will not form part of the contract for the purchase of the goods. 

9.3 We may also change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of our website, including the availability of any goods featured, information, database or content or restrict access to parts or all of the website without notice or liability. 

9.4 The assets on the website such as descriptions, pictures attachments, videos and other such materials form part of the intellectual property of Matchbox Fishing Tackle ltd and may not be downloaded, copied, shared, reproduced or published without our express permission.

10. Notices

10.1 Unless otherwise expressly stated in these terms and conditions, all notices from you to us must be sent by email or in writing to our contact address to The Managing Director, Matchbox Fishing Tackle Ltd, 3a Groveley Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3HB., UK. Tel 01344 888890, email address

10.2 All notices from us to you will be via the email, telephone and/or postal address details you provide to us. Public notices are displayed on our website from time to time. 

11. Events beyond our control

11.1 We shall have no liability to you for any failure to deliver goods you have ordered or any delay in doing so or for any damage or defect to goods delivered that is caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs and other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access, flood, fire, explosion or accident. 

12. Invalidity

12.1 If any part of these terms and conditions is unenforceable (including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you) the enforceability of any other part of these conditions will not be affected. 

13. Privacy

13.1 We strictly adhere to the Data Protection Act. All third-party requests must be made under that Act. 

14. Third party rights

14.1 A person who is not a party to this agreement has no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this agreement. 

15. Governing law

15.1 The contract between us shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and the English courts shall have jurisdiction to resolve any disputes between us.

16. Entire agreement

16.1 These terms and conditions, together with our current website prices, delivery details, contact details and privacy policy, set out the whole of our agreement relating to the supply of the goods to you by us. Nothing said by any person on our behalf should be understood as a variation of these terms and conditions or as an authorised representation about the nature or quality of any goods offered for sale by us. Save for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, we shall have no liability for any such representation being untrue or misleading.