Auction Catalogue - Miscellaneous
A signed, limited edition print of sea trout by John Dullaway, no. 5 of 100. John now lives in Sweden but was brought up in the Australian bush and his art is influenced by Australian aboriginal paintings. This interesting print is a stylised sea trout in black, red and white on a blue background. It measures 9in x 8in, plus a black mount.
'The English Chalk Streams by Sidney Vines', published by B T Batsford. 1992 first edition in very good condition with dust jacket. Following a detailed instructional chapter on chalkstream fishing techniques, the author describes the rivers of Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire and Yorkshire. Also includes colour and black & white photographs, illustrations, maps and bibliography.
'Silver Shoals – Five Fish That Made Britain' by Charles Rangeley-Wilson, author, angler and one of the founders of the Wild Trout Trust. In this, his latest, book Charles travels around the British Isles tracing the histories, living and past, of our most iconic fish – cod, carp, eels, salmon and herring – and of the fisherman who catch them and care for them. New hardback, signed by the author.
'Buchan on Angling' by Keith Harwood, published by Medlar Press. John Buchan is best known as a spy thriller writer, but he was also a very keen angler. Shortly before his death, he had started work on an autobiographical account of his fishing exploits, only two chapters of which were written. These, together with a number of articles and poems on angling form the nucleus of this book. There are chapters on his life and background, the importance of angling in his life and the influence of angling in his literary works. This book will appeal not just to anglers but also to those interested in the distinguished life and works of such an important figure in the history of the 20th century. New hardback, 232 pages.
A pair of white ceramic mugs with a line drawing of a trout and a traditional wet fly on one side and the Luke Bannister Rods logo on the other. Dishwasher-safe.
'Fish and Fishers of the Lake District' by Keith Harwood, published by Medlar Press. This book takes the reader back in time to give a history of Lakeland angling and its anglers. Few anglers visiting today are aware of the commercial fisheries and the hook-making for which it was once famous. This book will inspire, inform and entertain any visiting angler and give them an insight into fishing in this beautiful landscape. Illustrated with monochrome photographs with a colour plate section and an appendix giving a 19th century list of flies for the Lake District. New hardback, 304 pages.
A coloured, open edition lithograph of a brown trout by Alan James Robinson printed on cotton rag paper and in a plain cream mount. The print measures 20cm x 7.5cm. Total size including mount is 30.5cm x 23cm.
'Riverwatch: The waterside diaries of a naturalist-angler' by Mark Everard. A celebration and insight into the wonders of Britain’s diverse river life as it changes through the seasons. The book touches on the many values that rivers confer upon us with some deeper musings from Mark who is a scientist, naturalist and angler. New hardback, signed by the author.
An old stone ginger beer bottle found in the River Dove when dismantling weirs for the ‘Let the Dove Flow’ project.
A hand-crafted 9ft, 5-wt, 7-piece ’Wee Loch Rod’. The rod will be personalised with an inscription for the winning bidder. This rod has a medium action and casts as well as a 3- or 4-piece rod. The perfect rod for hiking into the ‘wee lochs’ where, just occasionally, you can find the trout of a lifetime. Includes a hand-sewn Harris Tweed-covered aluminium rod tube.