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My Hobby Is Trout Fishing!

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    Posted: 28 Nov 2013 at 2:43pm
Hi All
I went to visit a mate this morning.  He does a bit of fishing and collects gear as well - possibly more collecting!  I have seen his collection before but for the first time today, he showed me some books. He was very happy with this recent purchase from a local garage sale!  As the pics shows, it appears to be signed as well.  Anyway, I know nothing much about books - he apparently is never going to part with it!  I just thought I would put a pic up here!
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Guess Peter has two mates named Jim.

That was a great pick-up for him.

Cheers, Jim
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cool, is it a first edition?
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500 copies printed 1946
Wing Commander Wackett a WW1 pilot in Egypt who founded the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Book written in memory of his son a Squadron Leader fighter pilot
out of Darwin who was killed in WW2
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that's a great bit of history and its rare too,very nice!
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Wondering if there may be any SERIOUS fishing book collectors who are members of this lure collecting
 
forum.
 
Do the names Bob Dunn (Also wrote the definitive reel collecting book), Jim Findlay (Price Guides) and
 
Gordon Graham ( current owner of Bob's "Antiquarian Angler" business) mean anything to you?
 
As there does not seem to be a forum specifically for this pursuit I think it is time we all came out of the
 
closet and availed ourselves of this section that Tony has graciously made available.
 
Do you know about the Joseland Society meeting coming up in Melbourne in July?
 
Cheers,
 
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Jim, I am also a reasonably keen collector of fishing books, mostly about trout. I work as a lawyer in Sydney and years ago I had some matters with Bob Dunn when he was still working as an insolvency partner at Ernst & Young. I bought quite a number of books from Bob over time and got to know him reasonably well. He died way too young. I also bought a copy of Jim Findlay's book on Fishing Books and their value from Mike Stevens. It is kind of the abbreviated Stanley & Gibbons of Australian fishing books. Mike's company, Stevens Publishing, is based in Tsmaania and as you know probably the largest of the small volume publisher of fishing books in Australia. While I am not a member of the Joseland Society, I know that it is a Melbourne centric group for those interested in collecting fishing books. It organises periodic auctions of members' books, that in the past included the sale of Jock Grey's collection after his passing. I am a past president of the NSW Rod Fishers' Society, the fishing club that Howard Joseland, then a prominent Sydney a architect, founded (with others) in 1904. It still continues to function today in Sydney. Mick Hall, the fly tyer who writes for Freshwater Fishing wrote a piece a few months ago about the Joseland Society encouraging people to join. I received the e-mail from the Antiquarian Angler recently with details of a collection that he has just catalogued and is selling down. In terms of collectibility it is probably the best selection of books that he has had in some time. I am not sure where, if anywhere, this post will go but I will put together something on a few of the very small print run books that I have acquired as I think they would probably be of interest to LL members generally. Regards, Ken
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G'day Ken,
 
Well that's two of us at least.
 
I hear that Jim Findlay is going to be writing a column for Freshwater Fishing so that can only be good.
 
I reckon Frank Prokop's series in the magazine was one of the big drivers of lure collecting.
 
I had a bit of contact with Bob and after his estate auction in Melbourne I drove up to Sydney and purchased a lot of leftovers from his widow. My car was so loaded I was spotlighting possums all the way home.
 
Cheers, Jim
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I came across some  N S W Fish and Wildlife Gazette (Journal of the N S W  Institute of Freshwater Fisherman small mags) from late 60's to early 70's.

 Price 6cents

Some interesting ads , book reviews, and articles with  black and white photos for the period.

Shall place some pictures of the front pages here, when the sun returns.


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Time to resurrect this post - this is one of my favourite books and lucky to own a copy.

Jim apart from lures I have secretly been collecting books too . . .

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Those that have an interest in collecting older Fishing books  may locate what they are chasing on a face book site I have been told about.

There is a Face book group that are devoted to discussing Australian Fishing Books.

If you understand how to play in that arena.


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Yep its a great page John

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