Cased trout goes for £1,300

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

A CASED trout more than 100 years old shocked ex­perts by fetch­ing £1,300 at auc­tion.

Staff at Thomas Wat­son’s in Dar­ling­ton had es­ti­mated the fish – caught from Lough Mask in Co Mayo, Ire­land, in 1914 and shown be­low – could make as lit­tle as £300.

David El­stob, val­uer for the com­pany, said: “The great ap­peal of this par­tic­u­lar piece was that the taxi­der­mists were J Cooper & Sons, much ad­mired by col­lec­tors.”

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