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Rollesby Broad

Rollesby Broad

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 43

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Rollesby Broad. – This Broad like its neighbours, Filby and Ormsby, is well stocked with fish, as the very numerous visitors from Yarmouth can testify. It embraces about 250 acres of deep water. Pike are especially numerous but do not run large, a six or seven pounder being considered a good fish. During the severe winter of 1890-91, many large pike were found here killed by the frost, the largest was one of 24-lb., and several between 15 and 20-lbs. were also discovered. This proves that large pike do exist here, though they are seldom caught. To what can we attribute this, the craft of the fish or the want of craft of the angler?”

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

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