• Also coming up at auction…

    by  • February 5, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This handsome bream carries an 1888 date, and it’s on sale at Christie’s interior sale at South Kensington, London, on February 19. The fish weighed 3lb 5oz and does not have a label but it’s clearly the work of an accomplished taxidermist, possibly Cooper. The same auction also has a couple of the wonderful and highly sought-after Dunhill lighters, which display fish in an aquarium-style body. They are expected to make more than £1000 apiece.



    On the tackle side, there’s a nice Perth-style trolling reel on offer at Taylor’s Auction Rooms in Montrose, Scotland on February 9. The 5in reel, with brass platewind action and rosewood body, carries a Farlow’s fish logo and looks to be c1880.  It carries a £500-£600 estimate.
    £500 – £600


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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