[ANON.] Houghton Fishing Club. Weight of Fish Caught by the Houghton Fishing Club In Each Year
[with Roster of Membership]. Privately printed: n.p.., . One of approximately 25 copies. Original red 3/4 morocco & marbled boards. 9 x 7 1/2 inches (23 x 19 cm); 8, 4 pp. Light binding wear, old central fold on each page. Alfred Denison's copy, with his book label, and that of Henry Portong. Denison's notes (and two interesting letters from Godfey Wigram and the Earl of Ducie, both members) are laid-in.
A rare desideratum from the most exclusive of all fishing clubs, with twenty-five members. The angling book collector Alfred Denison was a member as of 1866, as noted in the roster. His notes relate to fish kills at the Club's beat on the thirteen miles of the River Test. "The Stockbridge Club" referred to here is the original name of the Houghton Club (which continues to this day, still with no more than 25 members at any time).
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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