• Chelsea’s John Terry wants fishing lake in his garden

    by  • November 10, 2012 • 0 Comments

    CHELSEA footballer John Terry has submitted plans to build a fishing lake at his Oxshott, Surrey, home. The ex-England player wants to have the  lake on a piece of land next to a new house he is having built. Elmbridge Borough Council’s planning committee will review the application later this month. Meanwhile, Everton right-back...

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    by  • November 9, 2012 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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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    World-leading fly tyers at US symposium

    by  • November 4, 2012 • 0 Comments

    Some of the world’s top fly tyers will be showing their skills at a two-day gathering in New Jersey on November 17 and 18. The event has attracted tyers from Italy, Spain, Russia, the UK and right across the US and Canada. “There will be more than 100 of the world’s best and most...

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