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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  1. belle photo bucolique. dans ma Dordogne natale on pêche au lancer (enfin en verité on pêche en faisant la sieste, faut pas trop forcer ;o) )

    beautiful bucolic photograph. in my native Dordogne one rod and reel fishing (finally in truth one fishes by making the nap, is not necessary too much to force ;O) )

  2. Hail Mary, full of fish

    Who’s Freddo?

  3. JC, whatever happened to that program of yours where you were going to watch all the important movies? I remember being invited to your first screening of Muppet’s Take Manhattan but did you ever continue the program? Watch the Godfather Trilogy (yes, even #3 for the heck of it)…

  4. And here I thought camouflage fashion was a uniquely American phenomenon!

  5. Peaceful shot J! Like! Love the dolphin reference! =)

  6. It was the Muppet MOVIE. Oddly, although tour guides boasted that our campus was featured in Muppets Take Manhattan, the library did not carry it.

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