59 entries in Animal / Fish
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Bowl of Ink changed to clear Water, with Gold Fish Swimming in it
1876 372
Carl Willmann Der Zauberstab und seine verschiedenen Präparationen
  • continuation of Chinese sticks explanation
  • omelette appears in pan via hollow wand with egg mixture
  • gold fish appear in bowl via hollow wand
June 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Die verschwindenden Goldfische goldfish vanish from glass under handkerchief cover, two methods
Aug. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8)
Appearing Gold Fish three methods, visibly while stirring in a glass with a wand (hollow wand with fish inside) or loaded from table edge with handkerchief cover
Aug. 1895
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8)
Das Goldfischglas bowl with water and gold fish is produced from borrowed handkerchief, load from table, see also p. 39 for patter
Oct. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, making fake goldfish
Feb. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 2)
Undine und Flora
  • Der Goldfischfang in der Luft (goldfish bowl production from silks)
  • Ein Gruss der Göttin Flora (flower bouquet from handkerchief)
  • Die verschwindende Goldfischschale (goldfish bowl vanishes)
  • Die in Wasser mit darin schwimmenden Goldfischen verwandelten Papierschnitzel (confetti in glass casket changes into water with goldfish)
  • Das vom Tablett verschwindende gefüllte Wasserglas (full glass vanishes from tray after covered with tube)
Related to Feb. 1898
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 8)
Emil Clauß Der neue Tintenpokal - oder: "Die moderne Fischzucht" first ink changes into clear water, then fish appear
Related to
  • Willmann's Salon-Magie, p. 390
Dec. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12)
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, aerial fishing, credit information, magic clubs
Sep. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 9)
Joseph Michael Hartz Fish and Ink Trick
1903 48
Magische Fischerei aerial fishing
July 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 7)
Joseph Ovette Nite Club Silk Production from a rolled up menu, performer produces stream of silks and as a climax a glass with a goldfish, with a tray
Nov. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 5)
Bruce Elliott Fisherman's Fancy goldfish cut out of carrot becomes real
The Jinx (Issue 104)
Hervel Apparition d'un bocal à poissons production of a fish bowl
June 1941 5
Lloyd W. Chambers Fisherman's Mat cardboard shown on both sides is rolled into a tube, water and goldfish poured from it, pocket inside cardboard
1941 2
Alban's Finael pour la Pêche a la Ligne ending for aerial fishing
Jan. 1942
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 1)
U. F. Grant From Grant's Tomb anecdotes by Jess Kelly about kids magic and fish catching
Dec. 1948 13
Donald Holmes Fish from Empty Hands
Dec. 1948 13
Eliaser Bamberg The Frogs, the Fish, and the Bowl of Water production of frogs and fish
1948/27 341
Lloyd E. Jones, Milbourne Christopher Fish Surprise goldfish appears from bill tube
June 1950 675
Al Baker Goldfish Production sixth finger
Also published here 1951 104
Matt Schulien Matt's Goldfish Eating carrot fake, spectator is also offered a fish
1959 67
Charlie Miller Fish Catching bare handed
1961 72
Oscar Lopez Keller Pescado Volador de Keller fake fish levitates in front of performer, à la zombie
1967 69
Everett Lyda Teeth and Fish Idea wind-up teeth and rubber fish placed inside bag, fish skeleton is removed
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
Ellison Poland Not-So-Simplex Bowl Production filled with water and fish
1969 223
James Auer More Visual Ideas floating medium and message materialize in toy goldfish
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
Sigmar Magic Fisherman method for aerial fishing
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
Stan Blumenthal Drip Dry! goldfish production from handkerchief
Magick (Issue 57)
Billy McComb Yeas of Magical Angling... and Thoughts Thereon aerial fishing, with aquarium prop
1972 55
Dr. H. Walter Grote Dr. Grote's Fishing Trick No. 654, aerial fishing
1972 180
Dr. H. Walter Grote Dr. Grote's No. 655, list without further details:
  • 1) Fishing rod gimmick
  • 2) Dye Tube Gimmick
  • 3) Rope and four silks and chosen one falls off
Related to 1972 180
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Great Angling Trick aerial fishing, three fish appear with a rod
1973 31
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Tea Canister Mystery object from canister travels to other canister, then fish appears
1973 89
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Fu-Manchu Super Production production of several animals and objects under a cloth
1973 166
Faucett Ross Fish Bowl From Hat Produce small fishbowl of goldfish from his hat, suitable for close up
1975 77
Punx Abenteuer auf dem Fischmarkt presentation for Jastrow Illusion, with two fish
Related to 1977 50
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Okito Confetti to Goldfish in Water uses the Substitution Principle
1978/76 250
Karrell Fox "Friday" Mentalism cards with animals shown, one selected (goldfish), the crystal ball turns out to be goldfish aquarium
1979 130
Patrick Martin Hard to Swallow fish-shaped carrot becomes goldfish
1983 21
Jesse Dicamillo Breaded Fish live goldfish from bread roll
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic)
Keiichi Yamamoto Notes on Wazuma historical notes and ideas on three routines
  • 1. Flying Butterfly and Hyoko
  • 2. Goldfish Fishing & Goldfish Transportation
  • 3. A Tune of a Fan
1990 103
Michael Weber The Wrigley Device quickly build gimmick to vanish/ produce cigarettes, liquids
Related to
  • "Abra", January 1951
1991 91
Steve Dusheck Experiment No. 7 idea for goldfish tail that comes out of a thumb tip
1991 51
Sven Heubes Der Fischtrick fish drawn on paper, paddle routine with paper fish on paddle, real fish appears
1991 94
Alan Wakeling Magical Fishing aerial fishing
  • The Routine and Apparatus
1993 81
Alan Wakeling The Goldfish in the Light Bulb liquid vanishes from shaker, appears in light bulb with gold fish
1993 86
Tom Stone, Karl Grendel The Floating Mackerel joke
1996 45
Dave Arch The Trained Goldfish Baldpate effect at lake, key thrown into lake to a trained goldfish and host locked up, marketed Key-R-Rect
July 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 11)
Alexander de Cova News-Fisch no-tear restauration followed by production of huge plastic fish
2002 5
Al Baker Goldfish Production sixth finger
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets)
Alexander de Cova Two Crazy Ideas final load after torn and restored newspaper, big fake fish or hot-water bottle
2004 20
Tommy Cooper Tale of a Fish production of fish skeleton
2011 289
Hiroshi Sawa さんま (Pacific Saury) Fish shown on both sides, with a wave of a lighter, fish becomes grilled on both sides
2013 31
Alexandra Duvivier The Traveling Fish two postcards with fishbowls, the water and fish vanish from postcards and are reproduced as flat objects
June 2013
Genii (Vol. 76 No. 6)
Alan Shaxon Aerial Fishing
2014 110
A Technique Wherein white paper is cut up and put into water, whereupon it becomes loaches paper changes to fish
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
  • Max Maven (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
May 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 5)
Alexander de Cova Lump of Goldfish goldfish bowl appears under fez, seated
Inspired by 2016 212
Christian Scherer, Sveroni Fischerlatein fish on cardboard change size with scale, magic trick based on Jastrow optical Illusion, medal on chain vanishes
Inspired by
  • Toru Suzuki's "Sakkaku Scale" in Richard Kaufman's "Tenyoism - Volume Two", p. 843.
Related to
2019 3