Fishing for business: how Angling Direct tackled the UK high street

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After a successful market debut and a 56% sales jump, the fishing retailer is rapidly growing

Keen angler Darren Bailey left school at 16 in the hope of making money doing something he loved.

Thirty years on from taking a job in a fishing tackle shop in Norwich, he is chief executive of Angling Direct, a rapidly growing retail business that made its stock market debut a year ago.

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