Tiddlers and Whoppers

'Tiddlers and Whoppers'

Robert Young Antiques

Monday 3rd October - Saturday 8th October, 10.00am - 5.00pm

Open Late on Tuesday 4th October, 10.00am - 7.30pm

Click here to view the exhibition catalogue

A small exhibition of works of fishing related folk art, centred around a unique collection of early 20th century hand drawn naive silhouettes of trophy fish, caught with a fly on fabled English chalk streams.

Each of the drawings are individually inscribed in pen and ink, with details of the fish, the date and location of their capture and the fly they fell to, some even include depictions of the fly.

There is something engagingly individual and unselfconsciously naive about this group of works on paper, which were originally pinned to the walls of a fishing lodge or rod room.

Tiddlers and WhoppersThis recently discovered cache of drawings has been preserved and framed “as found” and will be hung together with a small group of carved trophy fish, ice fishing decoys and other related works. This is a uniquely individual collection which highlights the raw spirit of folk art.

Personal, evocative and inspiringly simple.


Image captions:

Top right
Silhouette of a Trophy Brown Trout and Fishing Fly
Pen, Ink and Watercolour on Paper
English circa 1907

Above right
Attr. P D Malloch – Perth 
Finely Carved Trophy Sea Trout
Tiddlers and WhoppersScottish, circa 1931

P.D Malloch. Perth. 
Finely Carved Trophy Brown Trout
Scottish, circa 1926


For further information, contact Robert Young Antiques at +44 (0)20-7228 7847 or email [email protected]



Robert Young Antiques
68 Battersea Bridge Road
SW11 3AG
United Kingdom