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For sale, vintage fishing reels by Bernard, Bernie Ladd.

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SEAMARTIN First Production model made by Cliff Martin, Australia.

Seamartin Wood and Metal Reel.

First Production Seamartin fishing reels, featured the rare brass nickel plated cylindrical oscillator guides!





SEAMARTIN Monarch, first modle

Seamartin Monarch : First-generation model featuring a metal body and a drum made from a Nylon-type material.

Welcome to the captivating world of Old Antique Vintage Fishing Reels and Angling Memorabilia.

Immerse yourself in a comprehensive factual information reference guide that is as unique as it is indelibly linked to the spirit of passionate collectors. Allow me to introduce myself:
I am Bernard (Bernie) Ladd, a dedicated enthusiast hailing from the vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia.

With a profound appreciation for the artistry and history of fishing, I have curated a remarkable collection that spans generations.

Now, I am thrilled to share my wealth of knowledge and insights with fellow aficionados like yourself.
Within these virtual pages, you will discover a treasure trove of captivating stories, meticulous research, and exquisite visuals, all meticulously gathered and presented for your enjoyment. Whether you are an experienced collector seeking to expand your repertoire or a curious newcomer eager to delve into the rich heritage of angling, you have arrived at the right place.

Through this website, I aim to provide a definitive resource for all things related to old, antique, and vintage fishing reels produced in Australia. From the time-honored craftsmanship of classic reels to the fascinating stories behind cherished angling memorabilia, each section offers a glimpse into a bygone era of fishing history. Join me on this captivating journey as we unearth forgotten gems and celebrate the timeless allure of angling heritage. I invite you to immerse yourself in the world of Old Antique Vintage Fishing Reels and Angling Memorabilia, as presented by yours truly, Bernard (Bernie) Ladd. Together, let's explore the depths of our shared passion and revel in the beauty and nostalgia of these remarkable artifacts.

LEES Brass metal vintage sidecast fishing reel

LEES 5'' brass side cast reel,maker Billy Lee, QLD - c.1920. Extremely rare.

 CROUCH  Fishing Reel information.

Jack Crouch Jr. Confirms the Accuracy of Crouch Dunolly and Melbourne Crouch Fishing Reels at ARCA Meeting in 2013.

HALL vintage threadline Game fishing reel

Albert Hall 6'' Game reel. Largest thread-line reel in the World. Ex rare.

Alvey Metal Game Fishing Reel.Extremely rare.

ALVEY 7 inch Game reel.

Extremely Rare

WOODSIDE Surf casting reel.

Very Rare.

Woodside vintage metal fishing reel
ALVEY Wedge - lock wood and metal vintage sidecast fishing reel

ALVEY Wedge-lock wood and

metal rim lever reel. Rare.

Newly Listed Vintage Fishing Reels. Click or Tap image for further information.

Wood & Metal ball bearing vintage game fishing reel

Rare Game Reel. page 52. (Sn 28)

1-JUSTUS vintage wood & brass Nottingham fishing reel
1- CROUCH Melbourne vintage Fly fishing reel with aluminium foot
Rare CAPSTAN vintage fishing reel box_
1-Crouch Early Dunolly optional check model fishing reel  original box
1-Rare W. P. Thompson Fishing Tackle Guide 1936 - 37
1- Silver King vintage Fly reel

Silver King


Crouch Folding Handle vintage fishing reel
The J M G vintage fly Reel
SURFMASTER vintage fishing reel.
FishKil  all metal vintage fishing reel. Extremely rare.

FishKil Metal Reel

 Extremely rare!

Crouch vintage fishing reel early user guide
Steelite vintage proto type nottingham fishing reel
Crouch RARE Polymer vintage fishing reel.
Butler Brass and aluminium sidecast vintage fishing reel
ALPHA  early vintage sidecast fishing reel
ALPHA star drag vintage sidecast fishing reel
STEELITE vintage sidecast fishing reel, hook-lever pivot model
ALPHA ant-line twist vintage sidecast fishing reel
Ocean King  fishing reel
Alvey Two Speed sidecast fishing reel
CROUCH Dual Brake vintage fishing ree
CARDIFF Railway vintage sidecast fishing reel


Sidecast Ex Rare

MEC vintage fishing reel
Quick Spool vintage fishing reel
Steelite aluminium vintage centrepin fishing reel
Cast Away Minor vintage game fishing reel

Cast-Way Minor

 & Box.Ex Rare.

Butler vintage fishing reel. Extremely rare.


Sidecast. rare.

Steelite metal face plate drag mechanism vintage fishing reel
Steelite Pattern E vintage fishing reel. Rare model.

Steelite Model E

Centrepin. Rare.

Steelite Vulcan Vintage Game Fishing Reel.
RARE Ebro Blackfish vintage aluminium & brass fishing reel
HALCO Threadline Spinning vintage fishing reel, made in Australia
RARE EBRO 3 1/2 inch vintage sidecasting fishing reel

HALCO Spinning

reel Mint Ex rare.

Rare MILES vintage fishing reel made in Australia
FORRESTA vintage overhead fishing reel made in Australia
1-Rare early CLASMI vintage fishing reel with box
CROUCH workshop made fishing reel
HOLLOW SPOOL vintage fishing reel made in Australia
LIFETIME vintage surf spinning reel
Kalua 900 vintage over head fishing reelwith box
SPORTSMASTER vintage fishing reel with Box by Graeme Bennett Engineering


with original box.

Game fishing reel maker John Bourke Australia
Smith & Jones vintage wood & metal ball bearing fishing reel
Vintage Steelite Fishkil fishing  reel &Box.
KINGSTON vintage Fly fishing reel
Dawson JUNIOR vintage Fly fishing reel
Goulburn vintage Bakelite  Fly fishing reel
Crouch Workshop vintage Fly fishing reel
Shorweigh vintage fish weighing scales made in Australia
Vintage brass spinning reel
Seamartin Latrobe Valley Workshop fishing reel
Lees model Z B side cast fishing reel
Eastways Perfect Fly fishing reel
2- Aspden Multiplying Wood & metal sidecast fishing reel
1- Alpha early forked line guide vintage fishing reel
1-Vintage Silver King Fly reel made in Australia by Jack Crouch
1- CROUCH dual brake vintage fishing reel
1-Nick kros wood & brass vintage side ca
1- ZEPHYR vintage Threadline spinning reel with Box in mint condition
1- Vintage Kalua Brass Fishing pliers
1- Townson wood & brass vintage side cast fishing reel
Surfmaster vintage fishing reel RARE a
PACIFIC side cast vintage fishing ree
Vintage Brass fishing reel
Graeme vintage Big Game reel. Depicted in Bob dunn Book
ATLAS vintage Fly fishing reel. Made
CELOX sidecast vintage fishing reel m
HAMILTON Blackfish collectable fishin
Tru Cast vintage spinning reel made i
CAPSTAN vintage Fly fishing reel made

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