Saturday 29 October 2016

Country Life

Glasses of Victory Gin and Pots of Assam Drunk Trawlerman Style raised in thanks to Annunciata Walton and Victoria Marston for the kind mention of The National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair in the Town & Country Notebook 'Unmissable Events' in this week's issue of Country Life.  Available from news vendors, street corner kiosks and railway station concourses everywhere.

Thursday 27 October 2016

The National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair - Sunday 13th November

Across all postal districts of Arcadia street corner urchins cheer, trumpets sound and dogs bark for Fallon's Angler  and Caught by the River who have both included the handbill for the forthcoming National Vintage Fishing Tackle Fair in their newsletters of this week.  You may subscribe to both on their respective home pages.  An extra glass of Victory Gin is raised to Caught by the River who have today included a small piece on the Fair on their pages. 

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Return Via Kempton to the Lost Fishing Tackle Factory in 1934

Found at Kempton yesterday morning in the half light of the year 2016, a Kelly's Directory for London for the year 1934.  Amongst the 3786 pages a list of Fishing Tackle Makers, Fishing Rod Makers, Dlr's (Dealers) and Stores - Departmental and significantly the name Hessin T. & Co. Ashleigh Works, Redditch, whose abandoned factory I had the privilege to walk round five years ago.

Saturday 22 October 2016

May Izaak Be Your Pilot

Nestling in Old Friends a pair of Allcocks "Fishing Gazette" Floats and a quantity of Pilot Floats. For immediate sale and guaranteed to go under before the month is out. 


Friday 21 October 2016

The Draught Horse

Delighted to be working with my good friend Jack Sellen supplying items of wonder for the fit-out of his public-house-in-a-horse-box 'The Draught Horse' which will be taking to the roads and by-ways next year.  You can read more about the progress of the build over the coming weeks and months here.

Wednesday 12 October 2016

From the Hardy Warehouse

Originally despatched from the Hardy Bros. Warehouse at their London and North British Works in Alnwick and bought in recent days in the early light of Kempton and elsewhere a Hardy Exalta and a Hardy Perfect, both for immediate sale to ladies or gentlemen who may be passing by the old glass windows of my website.

Thursday 6 October 2016

In the Shop Window and Elsewhere-in-Arcadia

Bought recently from a seaside town of many chimney pots and for immediate sale 'In the Shop Window' of my stall-on-a-virtual-b-road, a rare and possibly unique Hook Salesman's Wallet from W. Woodfield & Sons of Redditch dating from the late Victorian Era. Along with a number of old London fishing tackle shop catalogues in the cardboard-box-under-the-counter-Madam, you-only-need-ask and some close ups of two reels bought from a gentleman in the vaults of town earlier this week and which are for immediate sale at 'Just in, Sir'.