The Vintage Fishing Company Christmas Quiz 2011
The boring rulesy bit:
Highest scoring total wins – in the event of ties then all entries with the same score go
into a hat. Entries are £2.50 each – and are restricted to 1 entry per person. ALL
proceeds, after Paypal fees, go to Fishing For Heroes (www.fishingforheroes.com).
Prizes (and shipping of prizes) are donated by The Vintage Fishing Company.
Entries to be made by email to: email@example.com and to be received
no later than 12pm on the 24th December 2011. Answers to the quiz will be posted at
the VFC website and winners names shown. Winners to be notified by email by 1st
January 2012. GOOD LUCK! - Jim
1st Prize – Display of “Vintage” fishing gear in glazed square frame.
2nd Prize – Set of 4 “How to Catch Them” vintage fishing books (titles to be chosen
by winner from available stock)
3rd Prize - £15 Vintage Fishing Company voucher to be spent at our online store.
4th Prize – Intrepid Deluxe vintage fishing reel.
1. In what year were the English tackle companies J.W.Youngs and Allcocks
sold to the Shakespeare Company? 1965
2. Who “impregnated” their rods (and was happy to boast about it!)? J. S.
SHARPE OF ABERDEEN
3. In the famous Hardy rod “C.C. de France” what does the C.C stand for?
4. How many models of the famous J.W. Youngs Ambidex reel were there (not
including variants on the same model number)? ELEVEN (9 “normal” models
and the Match and Deluxe models)
5. Other than the venerable Mr. Grant himself how many companies produced
the famous “Grant’s Vibration” salmon rod? THREE (Playfairs, J. Somers and
Forrest of Kelso)
6. Which famous tackle company once had a branch at 2/3 Royal Exchange,
London? OGDEN SMITHS FISHING TACKLE (or Farlows was also
7. Which famous lure had variants including: Midget, Tartar, Terror, Demon and
Mystic? Allcocks Waterwitch
8. What does the “B” in the rod maker B James’ trade name stand for? BRUCE
(as in James Bruce)
9. Which company named a trout rod “The Aragon”, describing it as “A little rod
with a stout heart in their 1964 catalogue? Lee
10. In who’s books might you find Mr. Cherry giving advice? BERNARD
11. Who was known as “The Trent Otter”? J. W. MARTIN
12. Who’s reels sometimes boasted of “Camatic line lay”? K. P. MORRITTS
13. For which company did J. W. Young work before setting up on his own? S.
ALLCOCK & CO
14. What is a “Curate” in relation to fly fishing? A HARDY ANGLERS TOOL
COMPRISING OF A LINE CUTTER, NEEDLE PICK, RESERVOIR FOR
OIL AND TWEEZERS
15. To whom does “Piscator”” address his comments? VENATOR
16. Who wrote and illustrated “The Angler’s Almanac – Some Leaves On A
River”? WILFRED GAVIN BROWN
17. Which great sporting fisherman of the last century made his home in
Winsford? William Caine
18. Which great writer and fisherman said “I have never fished for barbell.
Fishing for barbell needs a greater expenditure of worms and faith than I have
ever been in a position to afford.”? Arthur Ransome
19. Which angling author sometimes refers to his wife (and sometime illustrator)
as “Gaffer””? CHRIS YATES
20. In Bickerdyke’s “Book of the All Round Angler” what was the “word
detestable” to most pike-anglers? TRAILING
21. What is the principle difference between the early preparation of Tonkin and
East India cane? Tonkin cane must be bored out prior to use.
Picture round – identify the following items of tackle, giving model name and
maker where possible:
K. P. MORRITTS CLASSIC
ALLCOCKS “NEW” MATCH AERIAL
K. P. MORRITTS INTREPID DELUXE
K. P. MORRITTS INTREPID BLACK PRINCE
MITCHELL 300 A
KP MORRITT’S MONARCH II
YOUNGS BEAUDEX 3 ½“ FLY REEL
ALLCOCKS MODEL PERFECT HOOK PACKET
SALTER BRASS SCALES