• Uncategorized

    Actress poses naked with a conger

    by  • December 4, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Actress Gillian Anderson poses naked with a conger eel to publicise a campaign against destructive fishing practices. The campaign, run by the charity Fishlove, aims to raise awareness of unsustainable overfishing that is endangering the marine ecosystem. You might wonder how a celebrity taking their clothes off and draping a conger around her neck...

    Read more →

    £13,000 paid for dead birds

    by  • November 30, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A batch of of fly-tying materials set a world record at Mullock’s auction today. The top price of £13,000 (excluding 17% commission) was paid for a unique collection of later Victorian materials, while a vintage tying kit containing some rare birds climbed to £8000 and a smaller collection of bird capes sold for £1000...

    Read more →

    Fish-related shaving mugs for auction in Denver

    by  • November 29, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    An unusual collection of fish-related shaving mugs comes up for auction in Denver, Pennsylvania, on December 6. The one illustrated is by Joseph Spiler and carries a $200-$400 estimate. The sale, run by Morphy Auctions, includes several others with fish-related themes, with one ornate example of a horse-drawn fish and oyster wagon estimated at...

    Read more →

    by  • November 28, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A very rare lure from the 1870s and a 4in double-ventilated Allcock Aerial are the highlights of a major tackle auction this weekend. The Mullock’s sale on Saturday at Ludlow racecourse, Shropshire, UK, features more than 760 fishing-related lots, but that 2.5in lure is likely to command the highest price. It was made by...

    Read more →

    Cased fish carry £6000-£8000 estimate

    by  • November 26, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    A very rare bow-fronted case of two lamprey mounted by the famed taxidermist John Cooper comes up for auction on Thursday (November 28). The fish were caught from the river Severn in 1924, though we use the word “caught” advisedly because the lawless, bloodsucking  fish do not take a bait. This is the only...

    Read more →

    Win a chance to go mahseer fishing

    by  • November 25, 2013 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Joining the Mahseer Trust could win you a near-£3000 trip to fish for them in India. Two outfitters have offered places on their exclusive stretches of the Ramganga in the Himalayas, and on the famed river Cauvery at Coorg. Most of the prime mahseer fishing in the country has been closed after the government...

    Read more →