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Men of Trent

Register an interest in a new book on the history of the Nottingham Winch http://www.menoftrent.com






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David Slater

Many of you who know me are aware of the fact that I have been working on a book on the history of the Nottingham fishermen and tackle makers for many years now. David Slater is one of the characters … Continue reading






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Tay Fishing Floats

Alfred John Tay was a float maker in Victoria Street Redditch when he invented a rather ingenious method that would enable the angler to change from one type of float to another quickly. Hi invention, a double loop staple — … Continue reading






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The Men of Trent

I would just like to announce that I have finished the book on the early history of the Nottingham Winch. More details to follow.






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Redditch Review.

I arrived nice and early in the hope of finding something nice to add to my collection but unfortunately despite a few hours looking I could find nothing.  There were some fantastic items including a David Slater made Combination reel … Continue reading






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Graham Turners Book

I was asked if I was interested in doing a book review for Classic Angling, I was and it was published in issue 63 January 2010. Click on the thumbnails for a better view.






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Has Europe gone mad?

A friend of mine asked me if I knew anything about a proposed law about to be introduced through the back door that would affect anglers? No, tell me more. He directed me to the UKIP website, let me say … Continue reading






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Mullock’s Auction

Mullock’s next auction of fishing tackle will take place at the Clive Pavilion Ludlow Racecourse on SUNDAY 22nd of March. Please note this is also Mothering Sunday so have your excuses ready. To view the online catalogue click here






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The site is having a facelift, please bear with us!






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John Andrews Antique Stall

After working late nights and long days for the past two weeks I drove to London to view and bid on a few items at Neil Freemans Angling Auctions. The first person I saw as I entered the room was … Continue reading






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