• Tackle, pictures and fishing trips in AMFF auction

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    A wealth of tackle, pictures, books, fishing days and clothing are on offer at the American Museum of Fly Fishing’s online auction. The sale, which ends on December 20, has some very special items, including a watercolour by John Swan (pictured); prints by Russell Chatham and Ogden Pleissner; a vintage leather fly wallet; a 6-weight Orvis bamboo rod; Columbia shirts and a two-person guided trip on the Little Red River in Arkansas. The best of the trips, though, is surely a fishing holiday for two in Wyoming that includes six nights at the La Prele Fishing fishing and Hunting Preseve during peak blue-ribbon season. You get full access to 850 acres of private land and more than two miles of trout streams, where there are no stocked fish. Full details of the auction 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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