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    Green group sues California over stocking fish

    by  • November 11, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    California is stocking lakes by dumping non-native fish from planes without permits, an environmental group is claiming. Wilderness Watch says the California Department of Fish and Game is illegally jettisoning “fish by airplanes and canisters borne by packstock into waters of the United States, including those in federally designated areas”. It says the state...

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    Gregory lure sets £2800 record

    by  • November 10, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A Windsor Bee lure made by the Birmingham jeweller James Gregory set a record for the bait when it sold for £2800 (excluding 17% buyers’ commission) at Mullock’s auction today (November 10). The 3in nickel on brass lure, made in the latter part of the 19th century, has a seven-section body with twin amber...

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    by  • November 9, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Some fine lures are among the highlights at Mullock’s auction at Ludlow tomorrow (November 10), which also offers online bidding. There is a named nickel silver Gregory Windsor Bee, a pink mother-of-pearl Hardy Devon minnow and an Allcock Paragon, as well as an early 4in leather hand-painted hollow-body bait with lead head and a...

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    Blacker sells for £15,000

    by  • November 9, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    An 1842 variant second issue of William Blacker’s Art of Fly Making that sold for £15,000 (excluding 20% buyers’ commission) was the highlight of an auction of sporting books at Bloomsbury Auctions in London. Others to make good prices included a presentation de luxe copy of John Waller Hills’ 1924 A Summer on the...

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    Rare books in London auction

    by  • November 7, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Some very rare and early angling books, including an 1842  variant second issue of William Blacker’s Art of Fly Making, come up a sale of sporting books at Bloomsbury Auctions in London tomorrow (November 8). The Blacker, with 31 flies attached with silver paper seals, will be interesting to watch because an 1843 copy...

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    Two Brunner rods top €2000 at auction

    by  • November 7, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Two mint-condition rods by the excellent cane rodmaker Walter Brunner both went over €2000 at Hildebrant’s latest auction in Germany. A 7ft 6in 4-5 weight Pielach soared to €2350, while an 8ft  Thymalli finished on €2300. Brunner, who died in 2007, was an Austrian who specialised in bamboo rods and his output has always...

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    Yours for £1000, a £14.99 book

    by  • November 5, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    It would seem unwise to do your book shopping at Fishing Tackle Direct, if its prices for two carp books are anything to go by. The company is advertising Carp Fishing Masterclass and The Fox Guide to Modern Carp Fishing for the bargain price of £999.99 on eBay. It’s even charging £2.90 for postage,...

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    Bass Pro shops founder wins his own award

    by  • November 5, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris has won a conservation award named after him. The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies presented its inaugural Johnny Morris Award to him for a lifetime of service to fish and wildlife conservation. The new award will be conferred annually to a citizen conservationist who “exemplifies Morris’s leadership...

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