Eel Spear ES12 Original, quality late 18th or early 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron Eel Spear. These were originally fitted to twenty-foot and longer wooden shafts and used to catch eels in the sand from bridges over the rivers. A great example, cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order
24" long x 5" x 1.5".
Click on photo for larger and other view. Price: £185.00 Fly Tying Vice FE42 Original, quality 1920's / 30's table mounted cast iron angler's vice used when tying fly fishing flies. This example has a cast iron body and clamp in much of the original black finish and a brass sprung vice. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order.
4" x 3" x 1".
Click on photo for larger and other view. Price: £85.00 Zinc Live Bait Tin FE28 Original, quality, late 19th century, oval shaped "Anglers" zinc live bait tin. This example has tapered sides, a pierced hinged lid and a swing over wire handle. The shaped hasp to the front and the hinge to the rear are in copper, and all has been cleaned and lacquered. A most unusual bait tin, complete and in good order.
Base 10.5" x 7.5".
6.25" tall with handle down.
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £95.00 Brown Trout in Bow Front Glass Case T213 Original, quality superb late 19th century large Brown Trout, caught at Sunbury on Thames in 1864 and mounted in a bow fronted glazed case by Cooper. This great example, larger than average for a Thames Trout, has all the good groundwork as expected for a Cooper mount, with a paper label to the top inner left corner detailing "Preserved by J. Cooper, 28 Radnor Street, St Luke London EC". The front of the bowed glass has gilt lines around and "Caught by Mr Lamport at Sunbury June 1864 Weight 6 ¼lbs". The case has been cleaned and repainted black to the reverse and has two hanging loops to the top. Complete and in good order.
7.5" front to back at centre.
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £950.00 Glass Minnow Trap T112 Original, quality late 19th century freeblown glass minnow trap. These were used in fresh water to trap minnows and other small fish, to be used for live bait to catch pike or perch. This example has a deep hole to the base and a good applied top collar to the neck. Complete and in good and working order.
12" x 5" base diam.
Click on photo for larger and other views. Price: £85.00