box, Hardy, hargreaves, jack, management, river, rod, victorian
Jacks stepson Simon, kindly sent me this link recently on river management. Although the snow is receding here in London, there is a cold wind keeping me inside tonight, so a spot of Jack seems to be in order in between conserving an old Hardy’s rod box. The box sourced by Mr Andrews of Arcadia, a fine service in keeping with the quality of the box itself.
So, as I prepare to travel to the Isle of Bute this weekend, my pike rods are to be sent in a plastic drain pipe via Parcel Force tomorrow morning and not in a rather battered but beautifully crafted pine box on the night sleeper to Glasgow.
Luke Jennings said:
In the books photo, is that Bernard Venables’ “Fishing”, next to the Where to Fish? At school I read and reread that book until it was falling apart. It didn’t of course, because books were properly made then!
Tight lines with those pike!
Indeed, the lad at the back of the class with the Loch Leven tin gets full marks for a very obscure observation! Some of the best illustrations ever, pre Crabtree I believe?