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Fishing On Fritton Decoy

Fishing On Fritton Decoy

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 4

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Fishing on Fritton Decoy. – A stretch of three miles of beautifully enclosed water gives ample scope for the fisherman to enjoy his hobby, and it is not infrequent that one reads of extremely large takes of fish being captured here. The water in some parts is very deep, probably 16 or 18 feet; while other spots give a typical locality for perch, viz.: - 6 or 7 feet of water with a gravely hard bottom free from weeds. Mr. Leathes, in his interesting little book, ‘Rough Notes on Natural History,’ mentions some large pike which have been taken here, so large that from memory I dare not even hint at their poundage. Eels are in some places rather numerous, and trouble anglers somewhat; but many will agree with me that a nice dish of eels, properly cooked in Norfolk style, is a thing not to be despised.”

Letterpress description by Ernest R. Suffling accompanying Plate VII from ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads’.

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