Above - Mak Baines winter fishing at Wivenhoe Match Pit, 1982
Inspired by Mak Baines recent post, showing some very old fishing photos, I had a dig around and brushed the dust off some old prints yesterday. The quality on some is very poor, as they are copies of already blurry originals, but I think they capture the spirit of the time.
Below - Stylish hat and ridiculous glasses. Chub fishing on the Suffolk Stour, 1992
Above - The flat top compensates (a bit ) for the specs. Me with a 2lb 12oz roach/chub hybrid from the Suffolk Stour. Yes, it looks roachy in the photo, but was definitely a hybrid. 1992.
Below - A gormless Essex Scribbler poses with 21lb pike from an "under the radar" stillwater. 2003.
Below - The notes on the photo say it all
Above - The Match Pit gang, 1983. All freezing our nuts off in February.
Above - A massive (dead) Suffolk Stour chub, found in the reeds. Estimated at between 7 and 8lbs. Before Shane realised it was a chub, he said the "carp" weighed "8 or 9lbs". 2006.
I'll post some more later this week.