Jim's Reel Shop

ABU, Penn and classic Mitchell Fishing Reel Servicing

 We specialise in ABU, Mitchell and Penn reels 

Reel servicing at Jim's Reel Shop comprises of a total parts breakdown of a reel. Reels are stipped down to their components. All parts are degreased and ultrasonically cleaned to remove all contaminants from internal and external surfaces. This way we are able to inspect all reels properly. After a parts inspection all defective parts are replaced with genuine Mitchell or Abu-Garcia parts and reels are tested. After satisfactory testing reels are lubricated with top quality oils and greases. Our telephone number is 0752 314 2760 if you wish to know more about our reel servicing.

We do our best to offer efficient servicing. We are able to do this as we have many thousands of parts in stock.  The price for a complete breakdown and overhaul including any repairs is £19.99 (not including parts and postage, these are extra)

Please send your reels with a note including your name, address, contact numbers along with a brief description of any known faults. No need to send any payment, we will invoice you at the end of the servicing. Please send your reels well packed to:-

Jim's Reel Shop

48, Beechfield Road



SN13 9DW

Telephone 0752 314 2760

Our terms and conditions:

1/ We service and repair ABU, Penn and the older classic Mitchell fishing reels No modern Mitchell or modern Abu Cardinal! We have most parts to enable the repair and servicing of the most of the French manufactured Mitchell models up to 1990 and for many ABU Ambassadeur reels. If we do not have the part in stock we will try and acquire them for servicing. It is impossible to keep every part in stock.

2/ We strip, degrease and ultrasonically clean a reel in order to inspect it properly. If a customer decides against repairing a repair, the reel will only be returned to the customer, once a fee of £20.00 along with the return postage and packing fee. This fee will be needed to be paid before any reels or parts are released. Payment can be made by bank transfer or debit/credit card payment over the telephone. Reels not paid for within 30 days will become the property of Jim's Reel Shop.

3/ Payment methods for reel servicing/parts/return postage is by bank transfer, debit/credit card electronic payment over the telephone. If we decide to accept a cheque, it will need to clear, before goods are released, typically TEN days.

4/ Estimates are given only if requested by a customer and are non-binding. We will not be held to an estimation, as an estimate is exactly that. We will do our best to keep to within an estimate, if we cannot repair your reel within it, we will either telephone or email for approval. 

5/ If you wish to retain your line/braid please remove it from your reel(s) before posting, as we service spools. We put them through our ultrasonic cleaning machines.

6/ Reels will be returned using a signed for method, such as Royal Mail recorded or "Special delivery" paid for by the customer or by Courier. We use Collect Plus, who we have found to be efficient and more cost effective than R.M for larger packages.

7/ Parts are no longer available from Pure Fishing U.K, the owners of the ABU, Mitchell and Penn brands.  So sometimes there is a wait of 4-24 weeks for parts delivery. We do keep an inventory of over 25,000 Abu, Mitchell and Penn parts. Parts ordered in will need to be paid for up front or by a non-refundable deposit.