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24th January 2019.

The Cased Fish Collection by the late Mr Roland Stockdale of Newton Aycliffe is to be sold in Tennants Auctioneers’ Natural History and Taxidermy Sale on 13th February. The prominent North-East fishing enthusiast and amateur taxidermist Roland Stockdale had a love for mounting prized catches, whether they were caught by himself or friends.

Mr Stockdale started fishing at the age of eight and went on to become a prominent member of many angling clubs as well as serving as the Deputy Chair of the North Country Angling Association. An avid fly tier, he fished in rivers up and down the country and pursued his varied interests such as entomology, geology and taxidermy.

The beautifully mounted specimens comprise Salmon, Brown Trout, Sea Trout, Perch and Grayling, and are annotated with location of catch. The fish were caught on well-regarded fishing rivers such as the Deveron in East Lothian and the Annan in Dumfriesshire as well as North East rivers such as the Tees, Wear and Swale. Highlights include A Pair of Cased Sea Trout (Estimate: £300-400); the 9lb cock sea trout was caught at Hunwick on the River Wear on 28th June 2002, and the 5lb hen was caught in the same location the day before.

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The sale of Specimens and Material derived from Endangered Species 

All auction entries at Tennants are sold strictly in accordance with CITES (The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) regulations, and any necessary licences or Pre-sale approvals are obtained from Animal Health, Bristol.


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