Angling poetry and art

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Re: Angling poetry and art

Post by Kev D » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:37 pm

I do recall being given a similar Fishing game by Subbuteo. My brother had loads of their little football figures complete with green cloth pitch and scale accessories to make quite realistic match scenarios.
The Subbuteo fishing game was very dissapointing in comparison . It was just a naff board game,played with cards. We wanted plastic fish!
In order to shoot some close-ups, wildlife photographer ,the late Len Scapstillon, lured the orca to him by dressing as a seal.......

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Re: Angling poetry and art

Post by Banksy » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:40 pm

Cane wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:34 pm

... One of the boys is holding a basket and the other, what appears to be a box with a lid. By the way one of the anglers is holding his hand over the basket, you might think that the artist intends us to believe that it contains bread, but what is in the other container?
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Worms.
As a farm lad in the 1830's, I made a little money on the side by digging worms out of the more mature muck heaps - and the worms were plentiful! -and selling them to gentlemen fishing the upper reaches of the River Hull for trout and grayling. The gentlemen, in hostelry lodgings in Driffield and Beverley, had no other means of acquiring their bait, so paid generously for those worms.

In fact, it was the 1960's, and the lower reaches of the River Hull, and the gentlemen were after flounders and eels. But the story is essentially the same.

And I recognise the posture of that little lad, with the predatory fishermen picking out the best of his offerings!

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Re: Angling poetry and art

Post by Cane » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:21 pm

Banksy wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:40 pm
Cane wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:34 pm

... One of the boys is holding a basket and the other, what appears to be a box with a lid. By the way one of the anglers is holding his hand over the basket, you might think that the artist intends us to believe that it contains bread, but what is in the other container?
Image
Worms.
As a farm lad in the 1830's, I made a little money on the side by digging worms out of the more mature muck heaps - and the worms were plentiful! -and selling them to gentlemen fishing the upper reaches of the River Hull for trout and grayling. The gentlemen, in hostelry lodgings in Driffield and Beverley, had no other means of acquiring their bait, so paid generously for those worms.

In fact, it was the 1960's, and the lower reaches of the River Hull, and the gentlemen were after flounders and eels. But the story is essentially the same.

And I recognise the posture of that little lad, with the predatory fishermen picking out the best of his offerings!
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Re: Angling poetry and art

Post by Kev D » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:30 pm

This circa 1770 pen and water-colour picture was purchased by our town museum some years ago in the erroneous belief that it depicted the river Arun which flows next to the town. It was quickly pointed out by locals that it actually represents the sluice from a millpond on the other side of town.
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In fact it is still recognisable from these pictures that l took this very afternoon from the bridge ,which now only has a single span and carries a main road!
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Fishing is not allowed in the pool but there is still a mile of free fishing in the stream below the bridge .
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Extreme fishing in The Great War

Post by Cane » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:37 am

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This print is from a book “ Fishing ways and wiles” by Major H.E.MORRITT.
He recounts the tale of taking the opportunity of a lull in the fighting to fly fish on the Ancre, whilst perched on a ridge between two bomb craters. He spotted a rise and cast to it, just as a howitzer, hidden under camouflage behind him, went off causing him to dive into the thick mud by the river. He noted subdued laughter coming from the gunners and chose to make a somewhat soggy, but dignified retreat to his digs to dry off.

I thought this was a nice sketch and an entertaining story, worth repeating.
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Re: Extreme fishing in The Great War

Post by Bobthefloat » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:12 pm

Cane wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:37 am
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This print is from a book “ Fishing ways and wiles” by Major H.E.MORRITT.
He recounts the tale of taking the opportunity of a lull in the fighting to fly fish on the Ancre, whilst perched on a ridge between two bomb craters. He spotted a rise and cast to it, just as a howitzer, hidden under camouflage behind him, went off causing him to dive into the thick mud by the river. He noted subdued laughter coming from the gunners and chose to make a somewhat soggy, but dignified retreat to his digs to dry off.

I thought this was a nice sketch and an entertaining story, worth repeating.
Great pic and story :Thumb:
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Re: Angling poetry and art

Post by Dom Andrew » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:12 pm

Dave Burr wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:48 am
- oh to nip into the time capsule and have a dabble there
Oh, indeed, Dave, but I would imagine that two of those gentlemen were the beaus of the the two young ladies respectively.

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Re: Angling poetry and art

Post by Vole » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:19 am

I've recently read in Robert Gibbing's "Till I End My Song" (Not a fishing book, but definitely one for Thames fans) that George Morland was related to the brewing family of that ilk, and was the model for their "Drunken Artist" logo/emblem.
This thread has prompted me to look him up on Wikipedia, and a more intense, rollicking, talented, exploited and booze-addled biography, I've never read. Well worth a read, and a follow-up gallery-crawl. Poor chap, but the good times must have felt riotously good.
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Re: Angling poetry and art

Post by Dave Burr » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:46 am

Dom Andrew wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:12 pm
Dave Burr wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:48 am
- oh to nip into the time capsule and have a dabble there
Oh, indeed, Dave, but I would imagine that two of those gentlemen were the beaus of the the two young ladies respectively.

Dom. :Wink: :Chuckle:
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