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Vintage Hardy 'Eclipse' Folding Salmon Landing Net.
A good salmon fishing landing net made by Hardy's of Alnwick. The 'Eclipse' Folding Salmon Landing Net is similar to the 'Improved Royde' net but with an extending telescopic aluminium handle. The triangular shaped cord net is fitted with wooden arms and brass and alloy fittings stamped 'Hardy's'. The head folds up so that the net hangs quite out the way of the carry clip. The net is also fitted with a self-locking head, the alloy handle is with Hardy's details, a Royal Warrant and the end cap of the handle can be unscrewed for oiling.
The Salmon or Grilse landing net, according to the 1937 Hardy's catalogue, was made to order.
Length when closed 29 ½ inches. When extended as in use 71 inches. Arms 24 inches in length.
One of the most famous fishing tackle manufactures in the world is Hardy Brothers of Alnwick, Northumberland. They were and still are renowned for quality manufacturing of game fishing tackle. Their reputation has never faltered throughout the Company's long history which was started in 1872 by William Hardy and his brother John. The list of Hardy customers is very impressive. In 1901 they received their first Royal Warrant by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and in their time Hardy had more Royal Appointments bestowed upon them from most of the crowned heads of Europe, H.M.King George V amongst them.
H 75 cm x W 10 cm x D 4 cm
H 29½" x W 3¾" x D 1½"