In 1978 Anchor Tackle started doing business out of a little workshop, distributing saltwater weights to the local fishing shops in the South Eastern parts of England. Ross Keightley, founder of Anchor Tackle, along with his background in engineering started to create custom machinery to be able to mould different weights faster and more effectively than by simply pouring them by hand.
Soon after that a range of coarse fishing weights were created and after that, in the early 80’s, he created the first commercial carp weights because some of the "big names" in the carp world asked for a weight that they could cast far and also be painted black to conceal it. During the 80’s, at the peak of production, the factory was producing 10,000 carp weights per day.
The latest products off the production line are the new ‘Bait Logic’ artificial baits. They liked the artificial baits that were currently on the market but these were only the pop-up types. They then started to experiment with different types of materials to find something that they could use to create bait for carp fishing that would have a density similar to that of the real thing.