070206.Newton-St. Loe, “…and every time I said a Hail Mary I caught a fish.”

February 6, 2007 at 12:07 AM | Posted in Actors in Period Costumes, Architecture, Bath, Bridges, countryside, Fishing, Gardens & Parks, Light and Shadow, Newbridge, Newton St. Loe, Reflection, river, River Avon, somerset | 6 Comments

070204.77.Somset.Newton St.Loe.New Brige. Cammo Fisherwoman
There are countless fishing techniques to catch “the big one.”

How are your worms doing?
Condition them for the best result. This will make a mixture for 500 worms:

1. 1/2 cup cornmeal
2. 1 minced garlic clove
3. 5 crushed eggshells
4. 3/4 lb worm bedding or shredded paper
5. 1/2 cup coffee grounds

Some people like to limit noise and vibrations they make while on or near the water.

Others believe that noise or worms aren’t important but lure fish to their area with large quantities of beer spilled in the water.

Still others turn to prayer. Freddo’s technique of a Hail Mary before dropping the line in the water always brought something unexpected.

But this Newton-St Loenite knows the real trick to catching fish: camouflage. Fish won’t be able to see her for miles, they haven’t a chance.

The bridge in back spanning the River Avon is New Bridge, which to me resembles a dolphin’s face. Constructed originally in 1734, it was widened in the 1820s. On the western side is Newton-St. Loe but the river marks the western edge of the City of Bath’s Newbridge/Lower Weston neighborhood with New Bridge Road.

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