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    Coming up at auction…

    by  • November 1, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This Edward Lawson poster of the River Spey was used to publicise the delights of travelling by British Railways. It comes at Bloomsbury Auctions on November 14 as part of a vintage posters sale. The 40in x 25in poster, backed on linen, dates around 1950 and is estimated at £600-£800. This collection of 19th...

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    Video of the week

    by  • October 31, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Who said anglers exaggerate? Here’s a television news programme talking about a goliath tigerfish caught on the Congo river by Jeremy Wade. I think Jeremy told me the fish was close to 80lb. That obviously wasn’t big enough for the fragrant TV announcer… Still, the fish itself is awesome. Watch it here. If the...

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    Early fishing book sells for £160,000

    by  • October 31, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    One of fishing’s earliest works, the 1518 second edition of The Boke of Hawkyinge and Huntynge and Fysshynge, published in London by Wynkyn de Worde, has sold for £160,000 (excluding 20% commission) at Christie’s. The Boke of Hawkyinge and Huntynge was first printed in 1486 at St Albans, Hertfordshire, without the Treatise on Fishing but...

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    Earliest fossil flying fish discovered

    by  • October 31, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Flying fish fossils that date back to the Middle Triassic period, 235-242 million years ago have been discovered by Chinese researchers. The fossils, which provide the earliest evidence of vertebrate over-water gliding strategy. represent new evidence that marine ecosystems re-established more quickly than previously thought after the Permian mass extinction, which wiped out 90-95%...

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    Exclusive on UK angling museum

    by  • October 24, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    The new issue of Classic Angling will have an exclusive story about plans for a UK angling museum, plus another story you won’t have read elsewhere about the forthcoming TV series based on Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing, the classic Bernard Venables book that sold over 2 million copies. It’s still the best-selling sports book...

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    Hardy’s up for sale

    by  • October 23, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Hardy & Greys is up for sale. The world’s most famous tackle company is seeking a new owner “following a strategic review of the business that has identified major investment in export markets as the key to its continuing success”, a statement issued last night said. Harris & Sheldon, of which Hardy is a...

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    Three fine carved fish at decoy auction

    by  • October 22, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A c1910 carved salmon by Hardy Brothers is the standout item (unless you get excited about various breeds of duck) at Guyette, Schmidt & Deeter’s fall decoy auction on November 7. This fish is estimated at $5000-$7000. The sale, which takes place at Easton, Maryland, also includes a 28lb carved salmon from 1967, the...

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