• Some fine angling books in US sale

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    A copy of William Blacker’s 1855 Art of Fly Making is the highlight of a sale taking place tomorrow (Tuesday) at New England Book Auctions. It includes more than 200 lots, and while some are hunting and shooting, there’s a good range of quality books, many of them signed. They include several of the excellent Crunch ‘n Des books by Philip Wylie, two copies of Charles Thacher’s superb reference work on angling books, a good batch of book on rod-making and almost all of the limited-edition works produced by the Meadow run Press. The auction house does not take online bids but will accept advance bids by phone, email or fax. You can download a copy of 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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