CASED FISH FOR SALE
A rare totally original 1910 wrap around glass, gilt lined, case by Homer-glass incredibly rippled (rare to find survivors!), superbly detailed case. Homer label to top left, hand written label to top right "Carp 6lbs, caught in the River Brue by T.W. Allen 21.07.10".
A truly impressive chub by Griggs weighing 6lb 10oz in a bow fronted, gilt lined fully gold written case. Details in gold "Chub 6lb 10oz Caught by E A Jones at Newbury R. Kennet 8th Feb 1953". The fish looks every ounce of its weight.
A superbly shaped tench by Cooper & Sons in a bow fronted, gilt lined, case with details to top right on hand written label ""Caught by H.A.Ward, Middle Level Drain Outwell. June 29th 1914". No weight quoted but I'd estimate approximately 5lbs. Case size 25" by 14.5" by 7".
A rare case and unique set for a grayling from 1970 weighing over 3lb (see also photograph right), one of the most impressive set skin mounted grayling I have seen with fly and cast in the case.
Gold plaque to top left hand side in the case "Grayling 3lb 4oz. River Coln Fairford 1970. Case 20" by 21" by 7.5". No detail of taxidermist but high quality case.
A tiny 13oz roach set in a bow fronted, gilt lined case by Gibson (label to top left). Details hand written on label to back right "Taken at the Ferry Boat Fishery Tottenham by W Hearn 26th Sept 1881 Wgt 13oz"
An unusual statement case by Albie Hall, huge cast roach and perch and skin mounted barbel and pumpkinseed. Bow fronted and gilt lined with details in gold to front 'Roach 3lb 7oz, Perch 4lb 9oz, barbel and pumpkinseed. February 2000' Case 37" by 19" by 8".
A hugely im;pressive pike by Spicer in bow fronted, gilt lined case with details to back left of case 'Pike caught by Mr E Green. October 30th 1926 at Bewdley. Weight 18lb 8ozs.' Case 43.5" by 19" by 11".
A brace of roach by Cooper & Sons in a bow fronted, gilt lined, fully gold written case "Roach-caught by A.C.Williams, September 1925 Weights 2lb 2 1/2oz and 1lb 15 1/2oz" (Probably the most honest angler at the time rounding down a 2lb roach by 1/2oz!). Case size 29" by 17.5" by 8".
A modern brace of large roach by Alf Bond-2lb 4ozs and 2lb 7ozs. Bow fronted case fully gilt lined and gold written.
A Gamages brown trout in a bow fronted, gilt lined, fully gold written case. Lovely original fish-gold written details "Salmo Ferox. Caught in Loch Ness, 14th August 1914 by W. Fletcher Stiell Wgt 4 1/2lbs" Case size 28" wide.
An unusual case by one of the current leading taxidermists, Chris Elliot. A brace of trout circling under two dry flies on the surface of the case. White on black label to front of case "Dry Flies at Grafham 1989 Rainbow Trout 2lb 10oz each. Caught by Henry Lowe"
Available-a roach by Homer in a gilt lined, bow fronted case. Fully gold written "ROACH. Caught at Fordingbridge 1930. Weight 2lb 6ozs". Case size 21.5" by 12.5" by 5.5"
A large cast eel in a bow fronted, gilt lined case with details hand written on label to back rear "Caught by D. Sullivans River Stour June 3rd 1931 3lb 8oz"
A huge 31lb pike taken in 1963. Bow fronted, gilt lined case 54 inches wide. A huge fish, retaped and ready to show.
A stunning modern case, set in the Griggs conifer style, of a large sturgeon in a flat front, gilt lined case. The only cased sturgeon I have seen, great professional set.
A nice skin mounted chub. A modern decorative case. Missing a small piece of taping to bottom right corner, size 26.5" by 14.5" by 5".
A small cast chub nicely painted
A sought after 'aqua' case by Cooper (by the hand of Griggs). A bow fronted, gilt lined, case fully gold written "Trout 3lb 4ozs. Caught by W.H.Abbey at Normans Lake, Maresfield, 27th April 1937". Cooper label to the roof of the case, top left. Case 24.5" by 11.5" by 5.5"
An unusual, professionally set modern, 2008, mirror carp. 5lb 12oz with pharyngeal teeth set in the case. Carp are difficult to set well but this is an excelllent example.
A refurbished roach by Cooper & Sons in a bow fronted, gilt lined case. Gold written "Caught by A.H.JONES at Langly June 19th 1923 1lb 12ozs"
A brace of Cooper & Sons dace in a gilt lined, bow fronted case. No details but Cooper label to back of the case. 24" by 12" by 7"
A 6lb 11oz brown trout by J. Cooper & Sons in a gilt lined, bow fronted, fully gold written, case. Revarnished at some stage
A recased common carp from Woxham Broads in 1913, would appear to be originally by J. Cooper & Sons.
A trout by Cooper & Sons in a bow fronted, gilt lined case with hand written details to top left " Trout taken 1912 by S. J. Achroyd 2 1/2lb"
A trout of 2lb 3oz from the early 1900s by J. Cooper & Sons in a bow front, gilt lined, case with details on a label to the rear of the case-what a tail!
A superb pair of chub with tackle dealer F. T. Williams label to top left, taxidermist almost certainly Barnes. Presented in a bow fronted, gilt lined case fully gold written "CHUB Taken by W E Phillips in the Colne Tight Line Nov 1904 Weight 3lb 3oz and 3lb 5oz"
A chub by Cooper and Sons from one of their best periods in my opinion. A bow fronted, gilt lined, case with details to the top left "Chub 4lbs Caught 1895 at Rugeley by Mr Perks of the Highgate Club". Case 25" by 14" by 7"
A lovely small roach from the late 1880s by Gibson in a bow fronted, gilt lined case 17" by 10.5" by 5.5", Gibson label to back left of the case.
An impressive brace of bream by Cooper & Sons in a bow fronted, gilt lined case with details to yop left on a hand written label "Caught by Arthur Pagett in the Arrow at Broome July 20th 1895 Weights 5lb and 4lb 9oz"
A stunning Irish trout, probably a ferox, by Cooper & Sons in a bow fronted, gilt lined case with detail on hand written label to back right of case "Caught by H. Bicknell on Lough Corrib June 28th 1909 WEIGHT 12 1/2lb".
A tench in the style of Homer, in a bow fronted, gold lined and fully gold written case.
A tench by Homer in a bow fronted, gold lined case.
An impressive pike head by Cooper & Sons (see right for side view) in a bow fronted, gilt lined case with details to label, bottom left front "Wgt 19lbs Caught by E. GILLARD Lgth 40in Mch 6th 1924"
Side view of pike head by Cooper & Sons-see left for front view.
Another cracking modern rainbow by Chris Elliot. Flat fronted case with white on black label to back left of the case. "Grafham Rainbow Caught by Henry Lowe. Weight 10lbs 1oz 29th October 1990"
A rare salmon head mounted on a shield by Rowland Knight with details on ivorine plaques below "Salmon 12lbs Caught by M A Kausman in R Avon Wilts on ROACH TACKLE 14th March 1955"
Ivorine details below salmon head to the left.
A lovely roach, typically scale painted, by Anstiss in a bow fronted, gilt lined and fully gold written case "ROACH 1lb 8ozs Taken by Mr A C Martin at Amberley February 24th 1901"
A brown trout by J. Cooper & Sons rising to a fly in the case. Bow fronted, gold lined and gold written case.
A jack pike by Cooper & Sons in a bow fronted, gilt lined, case-ideally in need of a retape but otherwise in great condition. Fully gold written "PIKE Caught by W Webster in the River Lovett March 3rd 1912 Weight 9lb 8ozs"
An unusual and rare skin mounted sturgeon but small enough for any room! Set up in a flat front, gilt lined case 24.5" by 10" by 5"
A grayling of approximately 2lbs set up in an Anstiss style but no detail of the taxidermist, a quality set in a bow fronted, gilt lined, case
I am often asked for one of the casts of the 1990 record roach (see right) but here is a chance to have both the 1990 record roach and also the 1975 record roach. Here is the earlier cast in a flat fronted, gilt lined case 22" by 14" by 5", plaque to top right " RECORD ROACH Caught by R Jones Nottingham lake June 17th, 1975 4lb 1oz"
Please see 1975 fish and details to the left. Case here is in a flat fronted case 22" by 13" by 5". Details to top right "BRITISH RECORD ROACH Caught by R. Clarke 27th October 1990 Dorset Stour 4lb 3ozs"
A recased perch by Sanders, fish of approximately 2lbs in superb condition.
A modern sea trout in a simple, flat fronted, gilt lined, case. Details to the front "Sea Trout River Test Hampshire".
An early dace by Homer in a bow fronted, gilt lined, case fully gold written "DACE Taken at Hunsdon Mill by C Parnham 2nd August 1914". Unfortunately there is a crack in the bow but tjis has been stable for some while.
A pair of J. Cooper & Sons dace in original wrap case, fully gold written, caught in 1885.
A rare large rainbow trout by J. Cooper & Sons. in a bow fronted, gilt lined, case. Aprroximately 8 to 9lbs in weight from the late 1920s. Small crack to top left of the bow but is stable.
A late 1800s pike by Cooper & Sons in a flat front, gilt lined case. Fish approximately 14lbs.
Case 43" by 18.5" by 7.25"
A very original pike with taxidermist label to the rear
"G. A. Topp" from Reading, likely to be late 1800s. Flat fronted case with label to rear of the case stating 12lbs.
A rare early large pike by Homer in a bow fronted, gilt lined case. Gold written "Pike 23lb Caught from Loch Mask, Co Galway by Lucas G Gear, October 23rd 1898" With Homer price list stuck to the rear of the case 48" by 17.5" by 9"
One of the most impressive large modern tench I have seen to date by Richard Brigham in a bow fronted case. Details to the front "TENCH (Tinca Tinca) Weight 6lb 4oz. Wensum Valley". Case 25.5" by 14.5" by 6.5"
A rare early Homer flat front, gilt lined case with a Cooper pike 'tade label' to the bottom right of the case. From before 1920 given glass eye.
Case "23.5" by 12.5" by 5.5"
A Golden Orfe in the style of Hardy. No details but a fish in a bow fronted case, fish approximately 2 to 3lb in weight.
A hybrid, taxidermist unknown in a flat fronted case. Internal label states "Abrami Buggenkaggi Hybrid-Roach and Rudd Caught in the Ouse at Roxton Bedfordshire Aug 27th 1908 by C.S.Smelt Weight 3lbs 4ozs". Case size 23" by 16" by 4 1/2". An unusual early case, scale painted and well presented.
Sanders Brown Trout in a bow front gilt lined case 23 x 13 ½ x 6. The usual reed work marks this out as a Sanders case the internal label stating “Caught at Hurstbourne by E.Phillips 19th July 1879 Weight 3lbs”.
A jack pike set in a bow fronted case-details on label to top left of case stating “PIKE caught Nov ’84 from “The Warren” at Chingford by Mr Armitage”-also repeated in gold writing on the case-fish approximately 5lbs-case 30” by 14” by 6”
Chub mounted in bow fronted, gilt lined case with gold written “Caught by J.HOBDAY” to front left of the glass, fish approximately 4 1/2lbs or so from around 1930-case 25” by 12” by 8”
Unusual setting in a picture frame style setting with bream set in an all glass case 25" by 18" by 6". Hand written label stating "Bream 3lb 9oz Dillington Reservoir"-an inexpensive set.
A very unusual modern case to be displayed vertically. Includes a pike and perch shown alongside a cane rod. Case is flat fronted 40" by 14.5" by 5".
Homer bream in a gilt lined, gold written bow front case 25 x 14 ½ x 6. A good Homer case but with a hard Perspex bow front(but very difficult to differentiate from glass in this case) and external gold writing “Bream 3lb 6oz caught by G.F.Hilton 30th July 1939”. Very nice decorative case.
Homer trout in a bow fronted, gilt lined, case. No legend or specific details however a Homer fish without doubt in the 4lb range in weight-case size 29" by 14" by 8"
Who says you can't have a cased pike because they take up too much room................ This is a lovely little jack pike, no taxidermist details in a flat front case approximately 21 1/2" by 12" by 4" so can squeeze into the tightest spaces!
A stunning modern set of a brace of roach by Phillip Legget with black on white plaque "Roach Bostock Hall September 2001" Clean and unusual set in a display case 26.5" by 18"
A H.Murray and Son trout in a bow fronted, gilt lined case. Hand written label to top left hand of case confirming " BROWN TROUT 2lb 12oz 2drm Caught in River Wyne May 22 1932 W.UTTING IZAAC WALTON ANGLING SOCIETY PRESTON". Unusual case, rare taxidermist for fish.
A huge modern trout in a flat fronted case. Legend on the glass reads " RAINBOW TROUT 23lb 10 FELINDRE FISHERY". Case size 36" by 16" by 7". An impressive case of a fish from the famous Welsh fishery, great £ for lb fish.
A sweet, tiny common carp-no one can say that they haven't room for this one!
An early perch set in a bow fronted, gilt lined case with details gold written on the glass stating “CAUGHT by MR F. BRADFIELD at Southfield WGT 2lb 1oz”. No taxidermist’s label-case 19” by 12” by 5”
A tiny case of a common and mirror carp, gold written. Everyone has room for a case of this size!
A rare and unusual painted bream by Spicer in a flat fronted case 25" by 16" by 6". The only Spicer bream I have seen finished in this manner.
A pike head mounted on a shield by Spicers with details in gold writing beneath "17lbs 2oz".
Modern small Grouper-bow front, gold lined case 20” by 10” by 5”
Cast of the British record mullet from 1979, Perspex bow fronted case with gold written “Thick Lipped Mullet (Mugil Labrosus) 14lb 2 3/4ozs British Record caught by Raymond Gifford, St Athan, Wales October 1979” Case 35” by 15” by 9”. A cracking case of a huge fish
Homer mounted brown trout-with gold written details “BROWN TROUT. 6lbs 4ozs River Cuckmere May 1957
An early pike by unknown taxidermist-probably Cooper/ Sanders or similar-superb quality fish of around 17 to 20lbs or so in a bow fronted, gilt lined, case. Details provided when purchased stated "Caught by John Orlebar with livebait in the River Ouze at Pavenham October 18th 1878." No details in the case but all the case indicates that the information is accurate.
Plaster cast rainbow trout backboard approximately 32" by 12". Details state 'Rainbow Trout 6lb 7oz May 1942'.
Well set skin mounted modern pike on board-length 33”. Great decorative piece
I am always being asked for skin mounted grayling so here is one in a bow fronted, gilt lined case 18.5" by 10.5" by 5" with details to the back left. A fish of 1lb 7ozs from the River Avon in 1936
A perch in an original gilt lined wrap around glass case, no details of taxidermist but appears to be from the end of the Victorian era, a rare case to find with original glass 18" by 11.5" by 5".