• Wealth of rare items at Angling Auctions

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    Rare Hardy Perfects like the 1891 example pictured, a batch of Kentucky reels, a Coxon Aerial, oils by JB Russell, a Skinner Archmidean reel and a Hardy No1 drop knife are among the 650 lots on offer at Angling Auctions’ next sale on Saturday (September 29). Many of the items will sell for four figures, but for those whose pockets aren’t quite so deep, there are plenty of other collectable rods, reels and paraphernalia. Even if you’re not a collector, it’s worth going along just to admire our angling heritage. You can view the catalogue here and leave bids until the morning of the sale. The auction starts at midday and takes place at Chiswick Town Hall, west London.


    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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