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Four fishing rods previously belonging to Ted Hughes, 1983 and undated

Reference Code: GBR/1058/HUG/6/2

Scope and Contents

4 fishing rods owned and used by Ted Hughes.

  1. Shakespeare Ugly Stik rod, 11', used by Ted Hughes to fish for Nile Perch on Lake Victoria, Africa, in August 1983.
  2. Fibatube spinning rod, 11'.
  3. Fly rod made by Sage, 16'.
  4. Abu beachcaster, 11'6'', it is the rod that appears in the sketch of a man casting full effort in Barrie Cooke's pike sketchbook (reference GBR/1058/COO/2/3/2).6'


  • 1983 and undated

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Access to these items must be arranged in advance of any researcher visit.


4 object(s) : fishing rods

Immediate Source of Acquisition

On loan to the College from the Westcountry Rivers Trust.

Repository Details

Part of the Pembroke College Library Repository

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