Sunday, July 22, 2007

Mega pike set to net £6,000 at auction

A cased Norfolk 30 from 50 years ago is expected to make £6,000 when it comes under the hammer this week, the BBC reports. Donald Tate, from Hertfordshire, had the fish set up after he caught it on Hickling Broad, in 1956.

It's believed to be the last pike ever set up by legendary taxidermist Cooper & Sons of Hounslow.

It comes complete with newspaper cuttings from the time, in which Tate says the fish frightened him when he realised its size.

"It came straight out of the water and crashed back with the noie of a ton of coal being emptied," he said.

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