This is the occasional blog of the “very occasional” piscatorial escapades of a vintage book selling angling Luddite. With muddy boots firmly planted in the East Devon area my ramblings are mainly concentrated along the banks of the Rivers Culm and Exe, along with a few secluded reed fringed pools. These along with a few trips to the coast to throw bits of plastic and metal at the sniggering Bass, which reduce me to swearing a lot and then reach for the bodyboard instead! There will be much talk of creaking split cane rods, reels from Noah’s ark, forgotten boots and forgotten landing nets (though they usually stay dry anyway!)
As well as being a bit of a luddite angler I am also. a seller of vintage and preloved country sports and country living related items. I have become a Junk shop trawler. It’s an addiction. The cure I believe, is yet to be found. So I cast my nets at boot sales, sharpen my elbows in readiness for a jumble sale, and even check out any skip that I may be passing. All in a good cause; to rescue those thrown away treasures. To resurrect them and either put them on a shelf or wall to enjoy; or to find them loving new homes.
You may find some of these treasures in my Etsy shop Foxed Finds. www.etsy.com/shop/foxedfinds. Or maybe visit The Antique Village at The Old Whiteways Cider Factory, Hele Devon EX5 4PW. For there I have a selection of items to tempt you- along with many other excellent dealers. And the cafe serves excellent cake and coffee. Come along; you may just find that treasure that you really can”t do without.
Hopefully my meanderings will put a smile upon your face. After all; isn’t that what life is all about.