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- A Place & Date Depicted Abbotsford, Australia
Digital Photograph - Man Holding a Trout from Eildon Weir, Abbotsford, 1950 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
|Dimensions:||3.4 in (Height), 5 in (Width)|
|Tagged with:||recreation activities, fishing, fish|
|Themes this item is part of:||Leisure Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection|
|Primary Classification:||RECREATION & TOURISM|
|People Depicted:||Watson, Brian|
|Format:||Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia, 1950
Date indicated from contributor's memory.