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In issue 148 of Classic Angling

The most historic cased fish of all, Richard Walker’s 44lb record carp, is expected to set a new record for fish taxidermy.
comes up for auction in July.

The grand old firm of Bruce & Walker famous for the Mark IV Carp rod, has brought an end to its rod-making. after more than 70 years.

Florida sea fish, including the vey rare sawfish, are dying from a mysterious whirling disease. Scientists are baffled as to the cause.

David Petty, the UK’s greatest collector, is selling his vast range of more than 170 mint split-cane coarse rods as well as much more.

John Drewett sheds light the Hardy reels few know about: the company’s experimental reels that never saw the light of day.

The Hammersmith Open on the lower Thames was once London’s biggest competition. We chart its rise and fall,

We pay tribute to some famous names who have died: Sage founder Don Green, Oscar winner David Seidler and Roy Marlow, the multi-talented fishery owner.

A Stan Bodgan reel that sold for £9000 and a cased perch for £5000 were among highlights at Angling Auctions’ latest sale.

Rowers have been warned to keep out of the Thames in the heart of London because of high levels of E coli. So much for cleaning up the river…
Steve Woit looks at a largely unnoticed area of angling art: the ornate bookplates of bibliophiles and famous anglers.

We reveal a wealth of previously unknown information about the Birmingham jeweller James Gregory, famed for his elegant lures.

Keith Arthur remembers the time from his Tight Lines days when a cameraman thought that fishing looked easy.

Neil Freeman finds the competitive nature of tackle dealing has resulted in erroneous claims about the disadvantages of selling at auction.

John Bailey, who has spent much of his life battling against
bureaucracy on behalf of angling, fears his efforts have been largely wasted.

Our books reviews are ambivalent on the ‘fish feel pain’ issue, but admire a book on fishing vicars and a starter book for young anglers

And on the subject of vicars, the Rev Charles Overton relates what it’s like to own a prolific lake holding 16 species in your back garden.

Richard Hewitt of Thomas Turner discovers more about Robert Marrs, a little-known Scottish rod builder, and his family.

The hotelier Charles Ritz was a key part of the success enjoyed by the renowned French firm of Pezon et Michel.

Our All Our Yesterdays spot from 1931 tells of the day when Zane Grey’s crew mutinied and brought a halt to his South Seas expedition.

A proposed law in New Zealand could mean that taking part in any fishing competition could incur huge fines.

Our letter pages pay tribute to the London tackle dealer Len Ashpole and clear up confusion over the Hardy Barton.

A coveted Haskell Minnow went for $37,000 at Lang’s latest auction that saw some spectacular prices paid for lures.

Questions have arisen over an 11lb golden trout record from 75 years ago that appears to have little evidence apart from the captor’s name.

An angler who claimed a tiger trout record has ended up with a fine after it was revealed that he didn’t own a fishing licence.

and much more!

 

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