Register an interest in a new book on the history of the Nottingham Winch
I would just like to announce that I have finished the book on the early history of the Nottingham Winch.
More details to follow.
This Saturday 2nd October, will be the autumn sale at Angling Auctions taking place at Chiswick Town Hall, to view the catalogue online click here.
You will have to register to view all the lots.
This Saturday will see the summer sale by Mullocks at the Clive Pavilion Ludlow Racecourse. Unfortunately I will not be there but there are some great items for sale. A friend will be carrying a couple of bids for me.
John Mullock has revamped the online catalogue and it looks great.
For further details click here.
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 in gun metal with its original leather case retailed by Forrest of Kelso. At £450 it was too much seeing as I have three models of the same reel and would in effect be paying only for the leather case.
I have started looking into Malloch Sidecaster reels, having previously given them scant attention, due to the fact that they were not the only people making them. The patent expired in 1900 and having seen an advert for a sidecaster by Smith & Wall I wondered who else made them. Certainly there were a few, the Forrest of Kelso one differs from the others in the fact that there is a rim mounted on off check button. Les Shaw had a Foster of Ashbourne model and Andrew Race had a Reuben Heatons model. Just how many other makers are there? I would be interested in receiving pictures and information.
After the show I joined a friend fishing for carp, well he was fishing as I am a bit of a traditionalist and follow the close season. He has found a great lake where the fish just cruise around and its possible to stalk them. He told me that he uses pet food and visited a site which had a very large selection and somewhat baffling. Eventually we settled on dog biscuits and found a nice advantaged position overlooking the lake and started throwing a few free offering to the cruising carp.
It was fascinating and after a short time Ray baited his hook with a dog biscuit and cast out and I followed with the free offerings, the carp homed in on the bait and it was heart stopping. After 5 minutes all the free offering had been taken but they showed little or no interest in the hook bait.
Two hours later with half a bag of dog biscuits gone we still had not managed to get a carp to take the bait. We discussed it and started crediting the carp with super intelligence, surely they could see that the hook bait was sitting lower in the water than the free offering? maybe.
I will return to this lake and try again possibly with floating bread flake, with a split cane rod and an Aerial reel.
This Sunday will see the spring tackle fair at Redditch taking place as usual at the Abbey Sports Stadium Redditch on Sunday 16th May. As usual there will be plenty of table with lots of tackle for sale in a wide range of prices.
For further details of the fair contact John Andrews tel 07980 274 383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This Saturday I will be at the Chiswick Town Hall for Neil Freemans Angling Auctions.
Lots of very nice items and hoepfully I will return with a few. For further details click HERE
I will be at the Romsey Tackle Fair this sunday details below.
March 8th 2009 – The Romsey Tackle Fair, Romsey, UK
Romsey Community School, Greatbridge Road, Hants, SO518ZB
9am – 3pm, £2 entry, Tables £30, free parking, refreshments/tea/coffee/fresh rolls available
For more information contact Steve Draper
Email: email@example.com, Tel: 02380 739921
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.
Mullocks next auction will take place at the Clive Pavillion Ludlow on Saturday 20th March with 780 lots of tackle.
I was speaking to a friend recently who was looking to collect something “different”, well he could start with a Walker Bampton Wallace Watson reel. These unusual reels sell for anything between £200 and £300 and I think there are only three models to collect.
For further details and the online catalogue follow the link below.