Gold-enhanced models of the Mitchell 300 are among the very rarest of the French company’s output. We look at all the gold models and tell you how to identify them.
Shang Wheeler was one of the finest of all fish carvers. Many consider his work the equal of Elmer Crowell, whose decoys have sold for more than $800,000.We take a look at the wide range of Wheeler’s work.
Fred Buller examines the arguments for and against Dame Juliana Berners being the author of what many consider to be the first book in fishing.
Plus: Black bass were introduced into several UK lakes in the 1930s. In most cases, they disappeared — except in one lake. An early warning that Bernard Venables’ posthumous autobiography looks likely to sell out even before it’s published; the sale of a US man’s 4,000-book library; a new Aerialstyle centrepin that is beeing made by Hardy’s; the 1850s winch that sold for £11,000; an exhibition of Zane Grey’s taackle and memorabilia; the prints that pioneered fly fishing for salmon; what happended to angling sales in the wake of September 11, and lots, lots more.