Last weekend I took a short walk across the river via Duke Meadows to the monthly car boot sale held in the grounds of Chiswick School. Over the years this car boot sales has never fallen short in terms of the eclectic mix of items found and those which one would buy to style a home with.

As most of you know who read this blog I have a passion for angling and vintage fishing tackle. In recent months I have passed on the option to acquire more however last weekend I couldn’t help myself as bargains were to be had. Not long after 8am I found a Shimano Baitrunner 4500 in great condition and for less than the cost of an average bottle wine made sense to buy as I’m thinking of doing a spot of pike fishing over the next couple of weeks. Not long after this purchase and having viewed several vintage rods that I passed on I found small green reel case, sipped up but clearly housing something interesting, it was to contain a Young’s Ambidex in great used condition again for under £10 it was duly purchased. Having now spent the good part of 2 hours wondering up and down the rows of vendors I took one last look among a pile of boxes scattered across the school playground only to find a box full of pike fishing gear, having already acquired a fair amount over the years I decided just to buy a mint condition Efgeeco bait box, two traditional pike floats and a dead-bait spinner. With my new purchases placed in the bag the last purchased was a painting easel, as if I needed another one but always handy for displaying one of a number of paintings I own.

I guess I wonder what treasures will be found and the sales at the beginning of March.

Items found at the monthly Chiswick Car Boot Fair last weekend.