121 Year Old Trout

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The Courier – Perth taxidermist’s 121-year-old trout up for auction.

Perth taxidermist’s 121-year-old trout up for auction

A record-breaking trout is set to go under the hammer during the Bonhams sporting sale in Edinburgh in November.

Trout

The cased fish was prepared by celebrated Perth naturalist and taxidermist Peter Malloch and is expected to fetch between £2000 and £3000.

The 29lb specimen was caught in Loch Stennes on mainland Orkney in March 1889 and for over 100 years held the record for a wild trout caught in British fresh water.

It was eventually overtaken by a 31lb Ferrox brown trout caught in Loch Awe in Argyll and Bute in 2002. The sale also offers three of Malloch’s cased salmon for sale at estimates of between £1500 and £3000.

A keen naturalist from childhood, Peter Malloch started his taxidermy business in Perth in 1871 at the age of 18 and it remained a fixture in the town until 1981.

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~ by John McGranaghan on February 16, 2011.

2 Responses to “121 Year Old Trout”

  1. That is a neat story John, glade you posted it. It is like spring today, makes the juices run, and it will be Maple syrup season very soon.

    Thanks
    Lee

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