Object Detail

Object Name
Preserved and cased Salmon, caught by AE Hobbs in the River Thames in the late 19th or early 20th century

Hobbs was born in New Street, Henley in 1871 and lived in Henley all his life. Whilst working as an architect for Brakspear brewery in the 1930s he was responsible for designing many local pubs.

Hobbs claimed to have caught almost 900 Thames Trout, each over 3 lbs in weight, in 55 years of fishing. He fished in the non-tidal reaches of the Thames.
Accession No
River Thames
Associated Person
Associated Period
20th century
19th century