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The Compleat Angler

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In 1980 Portmeirion introduced a range of fisherman’s fish: The Compleat Angler. The paintings were taken from The Compleat Angler – British Fishes, by M J Lydon, published in 1879.

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There were seven fish motifs: here are the Great Lake Trout, the Welsh Trout, the Alpine Char, the Gillaroo, the Pike and the Perch.

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On the cups are the Gillaroo, the Alpine Char, the Great Lake Trout, the Welsh Trout, the Salmon and the Perch.

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The Pike, here on an oval dish, is the seventh fish and not as frequently seen as the other six.

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The fish on this 19 inch fish platter is the Salmon.

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A sugar pot and a vinegar bottle with the Salmon, as well as a shelldish:

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The Compleat Angler also had a beautiful backstamp:

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