Rare fishing items owned by famous Northamptonshire angler set to sell for more than a thousand pounds

Bob Church & Co fly box, containing around 1000 flies as tied and used by Bob Church over the last 60 years. NNL-160610-161955001
Bob Church & Co fly box, containing around 1000 flies as tied and used by Bob Church over the last 60 years. NNL-160610-161955001

A Northamptonshire auctioneer has caught some rare Bob Church fishing items, which are due to go sale for an estimated £1,000 to £1,500 this month.

J P Humbert Auctioneers in Towcester have got their hands on reels, rods and other equipment used by the twice World and European Champion along with signed copies of his latest book.

Auctioneer Jonathan Humbert believes the ‘party piece’ is the three-tier ‘Bob Church & Co’ fly box, containing around 1,000 flies as tied and used by Bob Church over the last 60 years of fly fishing all over the world.

Mr Humbert said: “This is a singularly interesting and unrepeatable item and we are expecting widespread interest given Bob’s well-deserved fame and reputation in the angling world and his six-decade history in the sport.”

The lots are set to take place at the forthcoming Sporting & Country Pursuits Sale on Thursday October 20 at 11am.

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