Wanna Buy a Piece of Fly-Fishing History?


The 400-year-old “temple” is set on a lovely piece of property along the River Dove.
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The famed stone temple on the River Dove, where Izaak Walton and his friend James Cotton spent many an hour, has been put on the market. Walton was nearly 80 years old in 1674, when Cotton had the “cottage” built on his property, but the two visited frequently until Walton’s death in 1683. The initials of Walton and Cotton are carved over the door, along with the Latin phrase Piscatoribus Sacrum, which means “a sanctuary for fishermen.”

This historic, one-room building is now up for sale, along with 33 acres and a stretch of the River Dove. For just £450,000 (that’s $763,000 U.S.), you can own this piece of history, as well as a pretty good trout stream.

[C]urrent owner, 80-year-old Michael Collins, . . .said: ‘This is the cream of game fishing. It is positioned at the head of the river where you aren’t bothered with any coarse fish that live in the bigger rivers like pike. It is purely game fishing, trout and grayling, which are wild and are not farmed.
‘It’s lovely scenery and history makes it a very sought-after venue to fish.’

I’m a little skint right now, but if one of you could loan me the money. . .

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The sale includes three miles of beautiful unspoiled riverbank, stretching alongside River Dove in Staffordshire
Photo via dailymail.co.uk

3 thoughts on “Wanna Buy a Piece of Fly-Fishing History?”

  1. Yeah, it will cost you a dozen amount of money because it is just a piece of history and if you are a collector like me than you always have some helping hand to be able to solve problem with money. I started using a web services maybe 2 years ago when I wanted to buy the firs release of Spider-Man comics because I knew that this is a very good investment, and it will bring so much money and I just visited a website here https://paydaysay.com/best-cash-advance-apps.php for a financial help that I got, and I won that comics and right now I have it in my collection. So, maybe if you will find a great deal it will be amazing because I think that this house is very good.

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