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Angling Collection

"Exploring the Art of Angling: From Cornwall to Northumberland, Europe's Fishing Gems" Embark on a captivating journey through the picturesque landscapes of Porthleven

Background imageAngling Collection: Salmon fishing with ghillie from a boat on the River Wye

Salmon fishing with ghillie from a boat on the River Wye, Herefordshire. This picture story caused a rumpus when it was published in The Times on Tuesday Jan 27th 1987 - the day that the salmon

Background imageAngling Collection: Porthleven, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe

Porthleven, Cornwall, England, UK, Europe
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Background imageAngling Collection: Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, c1830. Artist: JMW Turner

Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, c1830. Artist: JMW Turner
Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, c1830. Painting held at The Tate, London. From The Connoisseur Volume LXXXI. [The Connoisseur Ltd. London, 1928]

Background imageAngling Collection: Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, c1830, (1938). Artist: JMW Turner

Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, c1830, (1938). Artist: JMW Turner
Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, c1830, (1938). Painting held at the Museums Sheffield, Sheffield. From A Catalogue of the Pictures and Drawings in the collection of Frederick John Nettleford

Background imageAngling Collection: French artificial fishing flies

French artificial fishing flies. circa 1900

Background imageAngling Collection: French and English artificial fishing flies

French and English artificial fishing flies. circa 1900

Background imageAngling Collection: Sport Fishing: Walleye Striking a Lure, 1950 (colour litho)

Sport Fishing: Walleye Striking a Lure, 1950 (colour litho)
3036074 Sport Fishing: Walleye Striking a Lure, 1950 (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); (add.info.: Vintage illustration of a walleye (Sander vitreus) striking a fishermans lure

Background imageAngling Collection: Black marlin

Black marlin

Background imageAngling Collection: Fly fishing on the River Dee

Fly fishing on the River Dee, Grampians, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAngling Collection: Fly fishing, Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) catch with rod and fly box, on machair loch, South Uist

Fly fishing, Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) catch with rod and fly box, on machair loch, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, September

Background imageAngling Collection: Claude Monet (1840-1926). Three Fishing Boats, 1886

Claude Monet (1840-1926). Three Fishing Boats, 1886
Claude Monet (1840-1926). French painter founder of French impressionist painting. Three Fishing Boats, 1886. Oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts. Budapest. Hungary

Background imageAngling Collection: Doreen Davey with record-breaking Wye salmon 1923

Doreen Davey with record-breaking Wye salmon 1923
A woman breaks the record for Wye salmon: a 59 & a half pounder. Doreen Davey with her giant salmon landed after a two-hour struggle. Her father, Major G.W

Background imageAngling Collection: Sport Fishing: Leaping Brook Trout, 1950 (colour litho)

Sport Fishing: Leaping Brook Trout, 1950 (colour litho)
3036062 Sport Fishing: Leaping Brook Trout, 1950 (colour litho) by American School, (20th century); (add.info.: Vintage illustration of a leaping eastern brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Background imageAngling Collection: Too Fishy

Too Fishy
Unsportsmanlike tactics of a competitor at a recent fishing tournament at Hampstead Ponds. Humorous illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944)

Background imageAngling Collection: The haaf-net fisherman of Solway firth, at their nets, started fishing on the first day

The haaf-net fisherman of Solway firth, at their nets, started fishing on the first day of spring. The men who fish this way have to be hardy to withstand up to 3 hours waist-deep in water wielding

Background imageAngling Collection: Patience in a Punt, 1811. 1811. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

Patience in a Punt, 1811. 1811. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
Patience in a Punt, 1811

Background imageAngling Collection: Nuthall Temple, Nottinghamshire, 1869 (oil on wood)

Nuthall Temple, Nottinghamshire, 1869 (oil on wood)
3744283 Nuthall Temple, Nottinghamshire, 1869 (oil on wood) by Dawson, Alfred (fl.1860-94); 15.2x22.9 cm; Nottingham City Museums and Galleries (Nottingham Castle); (add.info.: Nuthall Temple)

Background imageAngling Collection: Fishing in River Kent near Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria

Fishing in River Kent near Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria
Fishing in the River Kent near Kendal, Lake District, Cumbria. Date: 1960s

Background imageAngling Collection: Man fishing, Fingle Bridge, Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Man fishing, Fingle Bridge, Dartmoor National Park, Devon
Man fishing near Fingle Bridge, a 17th-century stone arch packhorse bridge over the River Teign near Drewsteignton, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. Date: 1974

Background imageAngling Collection: Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria - royal anglers

Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria - royal anglers
Queen Alexandra (1844 -1901), pictured with her middle daughter and companion, Princess Victoria of Wales (1868 - 1935), known as Toria by the family, both of them holding angling equipment

Background imageAngling Collection: Hunting Series (2 of 5) - Trout Fishing

Hunting Series (2 of 5) - Trout Fishing - A likely spot

Background imageAngling Collection: Wild salmon by the River Braan at Dunkeld

Wild salmon by the River Braan at Dunkeld, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAngling Collection: Men fishing at sunset, Avenue Maceo, El Malecon, Havana, Cuba, West Indies

Men fishing at sunset, Avenue Maceo, El Malecon, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Background imageAngling Collection: The Complete Angler, by Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton (chromolitho)

The Complete Angler, by Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton (chromolitho)
1062840 The Complete Angler, by Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton (chromolitho) by Stothard, Thomas (1755-1834) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Complete Angler)

Background imageAngling Collection: Window depicting Izaak Walton (stained glass)

Window depicting Izaak Walton (stained glass)
BAL4250 Window depicting Izaak Walton (stained glass) by English School, (18th century); Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, UK; (add.info)

Background imageAngling Collection: Angler near Waltons Cottage, Stafford

Angler near Waltons Cottage, Stafford
An angler in vintage gear fishing on the River Sow near Isaac Waltons cottage in Stafford, England. He wears a deerstalker hat, carries a wickerwork fishing basket and a vintage fly rod

Background imageAngling Collection: Fishing / Sport / Angling

Fishing / Sport / Angling
Angling in the 18th century

Background imageAngling Collection: Wales; Wrexham

Wales; Wrexham. A salmon fisherman casting on the River Dee

Background imageAngling Collection: UK. A salmon fly stuck into the cork handle of a fly fishing rod

UK. A salmon fly stuck into the cork handle of a fly fishing rod

Background imageAngling Collection: Fisherman on the beach silhouetted against the winter sun where the Arun estuary enters the sea

Fisherman on the beach silhouetted against the winter sun where the Arun estuary enters the sea, Littlehampton, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAngling Collection: Fishing By Permit Only sign on post beside lake, England, april

Fishing By Permit Only sign on post beside lake, England, april

Background imageAngling Collection: Playing A Fish, 1875, Reworked in 1890s. Creator: Winslow Homer

Playing A Fish, 1875, Reworked in 1890s. Creator: Winslow Homer
Playing A Fish, 1875, Reworked in 1890s.

Background imageAngling Collection: Fishing Party on Long Island Sound Off New Rochelle, 1847. Creator: James Goodwyn Clonney

Fishing Party on Long Island Sound Off New Rochelle, 1847. Creator: James Goodwyn Clonney
Fishing Party on Long Island Sound Off New Rochelle, 1847.

Background imageAngling Collection: Angler (Le pêcheur à la ligne), 1877-1878. Creator: Alphonse Legros

Angler (Le pêcheur à la ligne), 1877-1878. Creator: Alphonse Legros
Angler (Le pecheur a la ligne), 1877-1878. A single fisherman seated on a river bank surrounded by trees.

Background imageAngling Collection: Wind in the Willows, Abbot's Barton on the Itchen (b/w photo)

Wind in the Willows, Abbot's Barton on the Itchen (b/w photo)
5987175 Wind in the Willows, Abbot's Barton on the Itchen (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: Wind in the Willows, Abbot's Barton on the Itchen)

Background imageAngling Collection: An awkward Cast (b/w photo)

An awkward Cast (b/w photo)
5987168 An awkward Cast (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: An awkward Cast)

Background imageAngling Collection: At the Eel-pot Bridge at Leckford (b/w photo)

At the Eel-pot Bridge at Leckford (b/w photo)
5987161 At the Eel-pot Bridge at Leckford (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: At the Eel-pot Bridge at Leckford)

Background imageAngling Collection: The first Kingcups of Spring (b/w photo)

The first Kingcups of Spring (b/w photo)
5987158 The first Kingcups of Spring (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: The first Kingcups of Spring)

Background imageAngling Collection: Fishing in a gale at Ramsbury (b/w photo)

Fishing in a gale at Ramsbury (b/w photo)
5987155 Fishing in a gale at Ramsbury (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fishing in a gale at Ramsbury)

Background imageAngling Collection: The Optimist (b/w photo)

The Optimist (b/w photo)
5987154 The Optimist (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Optimist. Illustration for An Album of The Chalk Streams by E A Barton with photographs by)

Background imageAngling Collection: The Old Mill, Ramsbury (b/w photo)

The Old Mill, Ramsbury (b/w photo)
5987149 The Old Mill, Ramsbury (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Old Mill, Ramsbury)

Background imageAngling Collection: Evening Rise at Leverton Bridge (b/w photo)

Evening Rise at Leverton Bridge (b/w photo)
5987147 Evening Rise at Leverton Bridge (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: Evening Rise at Leverton Bridge)

Background imageAngling Collection: Below Leverton Bridge (b/w photo)

Below Leverton Bridge (b/w photo)
5987145 Below Leverton Bridge (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: Below Leverton Bridge)

Background imageAngling Collection: A Knotty Point (b/w photo)

A Knotty Point (b/w photo)
5987138 A Knotty Point (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Knotty Point. Illustration for An Album of The Chalk Streams by E A Barton with photographs)

Background imageAngling Collection: On the Middle Test (b/w photo)

On the Middle Test (b/w photo)
5987130 On the Middle Test (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: On the Middle Test)

Background imageAngling Collection: Water Meadows of the Lower Itchen (b/w photo)

Water Meadows of the Lower Itchen (b/w photo)
5987173 Water Meadows of the Lower Itchen (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: Water Meadows of the Lower Itchen)

Background imageAngling Collection: Charles Cotton's Fishing House, and Memorial (b/w photo)

Charles Cotton's Fishing House, and Memorial (b/w photo)
5987169 Charles Cotton's Fishing House, and Memorial (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: Charles Cotton's Fishing House, and Memorial)

Background imageAngling Collection: On a Test Tributary (b/w photo)

On a Test Tributary (b/w photo)
5987165 On a Test Tributary (b/w photo) by Barton, Edward Alfred (1864-1953); Private Collection; (add.info.: On a Test Tributary)



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"Exploring the Art of Angling: From Cornwall to Northumberland, Europe's Fishing Gems" Embark on a captivating journey through the picturesque landscapes of Porthleven, Cornwall, England, UK, and Europe as we delve into the timeless art of angling. Inspired by JMW Turner's stunning depiction of Brinkburn Priory in Northumberland circa 1830, we are transported to a serene riverside setting where anglers patiently cast their lines. Witness the exquisite craftsmanship of French artificial fishing flies that adorn hooks with intricate designs. These delicate creations add an element of allure to the ancient practice. Turner's brushstrokes capture this scene beautifully in his artwork from 1938. Fly fishing enthusiasts will find solace along the tranquil banks of River Dee as they skillfully maneuver their rods and meticulously select between French and English artificial fishing flies. The thrill intensifies when a majestic Brown Trout is caught amidst South Uist's breathtaking machair loch in Outer Hebrides. Venturing further into the depths of marine wonders, encounter the mighty Black Marlin—a true testament to nature's power and beauty. Its sheer strength challenges even seasoned anglers who dare to engage in this exhilarating pursuit. For those seeking nostalgia, revisit vintage sport fishing moments with "Walleye Striking a Lure" depicted in a vibrant color lithograph from 1950. This artwork captures not only an exciting catch but also evokes memories of simpler times spent on peaceful waters. Uncover hidden gems like Nuthall Temple nestled within Nottinghamshire's landscape; its idyllic surroundings provide an ideal backdrop for casting lines and immersing oneself in nature’s tranquility. Lastly, pay homage to legendary angler Doreen Davey as she proudly displays her record-breaking Wye salmon catch from 1923—an achievement that solidifies her place among angling greats throughout history. From coastal cliffs to serene rivers, it offers a gateway to nature's wonders.