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Digital Photograph - Man Holding a Trout from Eildon Weir, Abbotsford, 1950 Image Reg. No: MM 110634

Description Of Content:
A man holding a dead trout by the gills in his backyard. There is a corrugated iron fence behind him and rock edging for a garden bed in front of him.

This photograph shows Brian Watson in 1950, holding a trout caught from the Eildon Weir. He remembers 'It was a 3½ pound trout!' The photograph was taken in the backyard of his family home in Abbotsford. Brian says he 'would have caught the fish on a 'spinner', a little lure on a fishing rod. You made spinners yourself out of lead. You'd melt the lead and pour it into the cast and paint the shape and thread a hook through the middle.' He remembers they used to get the lead off old telephone cables. Brian went to Lake Eildon with his brother and friends for the weekend, in a Dodge motorcar with a leaking radiator. He would have kept the fish cool on the way home to Abbotsford in a wet hessian bag.
Acquisition Information:
Copied, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.4 in (Height), 5 in (Width)

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Tagged with: recreation activities, fishing, fish
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: RECREATION & TOURISM
Secondary Classification: Fishing
Tertiary Classification: freshwater
People Depicted: Watson, Brian
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, 1950

Date indicated from contributor's memory.
Photographer: Unknown

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