• Record holder’s tackle for sale at Angling Auctions

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    Items owned by the Rev EC Alston, who once held both the tench and rudd records, are among lots at Angling Auctions’ next sale. The 40 lots include an 1896 Hardy brass Perfect, a Gregory Windsor Bee lure and a 19th century wide-drum spike winch. None of his cased fish are in the sale (though you can see his famed  case containing a 4lb 4oz and a 4lb 8oz rudd in the latest Classic Angling). Other items at Angling Auctions include several very early Perfects; oils by HL Rolfe and  JB Russell; A Skinner Archimedian trout reel; a 4in Coxon Rollerback and several scarce Kentucky reels. The sale takes place on September 29 at Chiswick, London. View the catalogue here.


    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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