Our fishing auctions are headed up by specialist Andy Langdale. He is always happy to advise on fishing tackle and gear, vintage and modern, for sale at auction, from single items to much-loved collections, built up over years.

Andy brings his love of fishing to the job of cataloguing 1818 Auctioneers regular specialist vintage and collectable fishing tackle and memorabilia sales.

Taught by his father and uncles, poachers turned part time gamekeepers, Andy began by catching brown trout in the small Cumbrian becks near home. A job with the Royal Navy led to sea fishing and Andy says he was sure to pack his fishing rods first when he was on board HMS Ark Royal.

As well as providing free, pre-sale valuations on single items to large collections, Andy ensures items are expertly catalogued and photographed. Our live, online auctions, and targeted marketing ensures collectors and buyers from around the world are looking at our sales. Recent highlights include a single owner collection of course fishing equipment which sold well and good prices were achieved for Hardy tackle and fishing rods.

In our sales you’ll see a wide range of coarse, sea and game fishing rods and poles and second hand fly rods. Expect to see vintage and modern names like Allcocks, Abu, Dacker, Daiwa, Hardy, Millward, Mitchell, Shakespeare and Shimano. As well as a lots of fishing accessories from fishing scales, landing and keep nets to lures, hooks, fishing flies and fly-tying equipment. There’s also related paraphernalia including rod carriers, creels, tackle boxes and fishing related books and catalogues.

Andy can advise on how best to tackle whole collections for sale at auction and provide estimates on special items. He also understands the emotion of dealing with the sale of a loved one’s collection amassed over time.

Meet a kindred spirit who wants to share his passion for antique fishing rods, reels and more.

For details of our next fishing tackle and memorabilia sale, or to arrange a valuation on a single item to a whole collection, please contact Andy Langdale.

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Meet the expert

Andy Langdale

Salesroom Assistant

Andy is our process man. He’s in charge of receiving goods for auction, keeping them in excellent order prior to sale, and ensuring that they’re sold in the correct sequence. Andy carries out most of our PAT testing.


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Recent Highlights

A Hardy’s canvas and leather fishing bag with detachable liner, Sold £70
Three Acolyte Ultra float rods, 13ft, 14ft and 15ft with sleeves, SOLD £210
A selection of fly fishing reels including Allcocks and Stanley reels, SOLD £70
A large selection of fishing flies in boxes, tins and wallet, Sold £60

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