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Paul F
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back from the taxidermist

Post by Paul F » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:53 pm

about a 10 months ago I was decorating the living room, so I had to store my barbel elsewhere. When doing some housework I put the hoover through the case :Cry:
After some negotiation with a local taxidermist and Churchill insurance and 10 months I finally can get it back on the wall :huray:

The barbel in question of 5lb 8oz was caught on the Thames at Windsor in 1934 by N.Sawyer

It was a bit of a blessing this happening, as over the years it had suffered some damage to the inside backboard with putty staining and some shrinkage to the head.

So after the accident it was re-cased, keeping the original riverbed and weeds, the fish was restored and a newly painted backboard, keeping the legend, hence the 10 month wait

I am really pleased with it, and it will be on display in my living room

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Post by Loop Erimder » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:57 pm

Miss Loop embraces my anging obsession and loves that I have that and keeps me out of trouble. I would love to have a cased fish in the living room but she is not keen :Thumbsdown::
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Re: back from the taxidermist

Post by Sussex Micky » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:31 pm

stunning I love it :Thumb: I would love a single or nice set of perch if any member was thinning their collection :Beg:
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Post by RBTraditional » Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:11 pm

I'll nobble you a couple of three pounders from my lake mate and put them in the freezer till we meet up next :Thumb:
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Sussex Micky
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Post by Sussex Micky » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:12 pm

actualy Rob , Mr Crabtree tells Peter in his book that Perch "split open and grilled are good or can be roasted" :Cool:

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Re: back from the taxidermist

Post by Capebreton » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:00 pm

lovely

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Re: back from the taxidermist

Post by RBTraditional » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:24 pm

Sussex Micky wrote:actualy Rob , Mr Crabtree tells Peter in his book that Perch "split open and grilled are good or can be roasted" :Cool:
Yes I spent a bit of time lurking around in France in my misspent youth mate and would agree that grilled perch with fennel is one of the best dishes I've eaten after pan fried eel in butter..............but then the French really do know a thing or two about food........I suppose that's why I insist upon fresh bread every day, no cut loaves from the supermarket in this cottage..Ha! :Thumb:
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Re: back from the taxidermist

Post by Reedling » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:28 am

What a lovely looking and well executed cased fish, that would look smashing up on a wall of our house. I have a few items of taxidermy including birds and butterflies in domes etc but nothing as impressive as that...I love it. :Hat: Reedling. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: back from the taxidermist

Post by Dave Burr » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:42 am

Sussex Micky wrote:actualy Rob , Mr Crabtree tells Peter in his book that Perch "split open and grilled are good or can be roasted" :Cool:
"We'll take this one home for Patsy" if I remember rightly :)

A well set up fish is a beautiful thing for sure, I've been tempted many times but they are just so big. My only one is of a pike no more than 6 or 7" long, kind of a compromise but yours PP, I envy.

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Post by Santiago » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:43 am

A lovely relic of the past but thankfully we no longer do that to the fish we catch! There are some fantastic cased fish in The Land's End pub in Twyford!
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