Fans bearing images of fishing and fishermen are surprisingly rare. Hélène Alexander Adda, director of the London-based Fan Museum, takes a look at social history reflected in fans and at some early European fans bearing fishing images.
This elderly woman isn’t just posing for a picture: she’s playing an 850lb marlin. Not bad for a great-grandmother of 85, out on her very first big-game fishing trip…
This rod, which sold for a mighty $6100 a Lang’s last auction, was made by Pinky Gillum, who refused to sell to people he considered unsportsmanlike.
Detective work by David Solomon uncovers the very spot on the Avon that Roderick Haig-Brown wrote about spotting a big pike in A River Never Sleeps.
This huge Nile perch is one of the biggest ever caught from the river that gave the fish its name. All Our Yesterdays tells the story.
John Bailey reveals details about the television series he is about to do, based on the book of Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing.
This handsome reel is a one-off. It’s the only titanium reel ever made by Steve Abel, and it came up for sale on eBay.