About Us

About Lance Nicholson

Based in Dulverton, Somerset, we are renowned for professional gun repairs and fishing rod repairs, as well as offering a broad range of clothing and accessories. We are also a stockist of Barbour coats and jackets, and have been so since 1969.
Patrick Veale

Patrick Veale

Yes, that's me; Patrick Veale, the proprietor of this establishment. As you can see I don't work in an exotic surrounding but it gets the work done!

I left school at 16 and joined the Royal Air Force and trained as an engine fitter. After I qualified I worked on the English Electric Lightning and the F4 Phantom. In 1977, I had a motorcycle accident and broke my back, ending my Royal Air Force career. I worked for British Airways for a short time before coming 'home' to work in the local gun shop in 1979, and have been here ever since. I worked for Lance Nicholson, then became his business partner and eventually my wife Jackie and I bought the business in 1984 and employed Lance. Unfortunately, Lance died in 1996.
James Hughes

James Hughes

James joined us in 1998 and soon became familiar with the running of the shop. He has gained considerable skills in fishing rod repairs and manufacturing, and is well on his way to becoming proficient in many aspects of gun repairs.

Being younger, he has many computer skills to bring to the business and it is him who I turn to when the computer doesn't do what I want it to!

James became a partner in the business in 2008.
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Why choose Lance Nicholson?

  • A huge range of shooting and fishing gear in-store and online
  • Stockist of Barbour coats and jackets since 1969
  • Established since 1969
  • Years of knowledge and experience.
  • Sound expert advice on both products and the local area 
  • Fishing rod and gun repairs on-site
  • We administer the Dulverton Angling Association
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Contact our team in Dulverton

If you'd like to find out more about any of our products before you make a purchase, then our friendly and knowledgeable team will be more than happy to assist you.

If you live in Somerset, why not pop down and see us? Alternatively, we're happy to answer any enquiries by either phone or email. 
Contact us
Make Lance Nicholson your first port of call for premium fishing gear, shooting supplies and country clothing. Visit us in Dulverton today, or visit our online store for worldwide delivery.
01398 323 409
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