A very rare lure from the 1870s and a 4in double-ventilated Allcock Aerial are the highlights of a major tackle auction this weekend. The Mullock’s sale on Saturday at Ludlow racecourse, Shropshire, UK, features more than 760 fishing-related lots, but that 2.5in lure is likely to command the highest price. It was made by C Edkin and has a hollow glass body filled with silver foil strips. Edkin lures are very rarely seen, and it is believed that the English-made bait came in three sizes. The Aerial reel, a model 7950 type 7, was only made between 1923 and 1934, and what makes it special is the large number of holes (drilled to make it lighter). Double-ventilated models are among the rarest of all Aerial reels. The sale includes a wide range of items, from modern and antique rods and reels to creels, cased fish and books. You can bid online, and view the catalogue here.