Photograph [Limit Bags, Mataura River]; Hannabus, John; 1955-1959; MT2012.70.3
Photograph [Limit Bags, Mataura River]About this object
A black and white photograph of friends, John Hannabus and Andy Russell each with limit bags of 10 trout, all caught on the Mataura River just below Mataura township in the mid to late 1950s. A note on the back of the photograph reads '2 skites' and 'limit each caught Nov 6th in 4 hours'
Both men grew up in Mataura and have been trout fisherman most of their lives. After a career in the stock and station industry, John went on to become a professional fly fishing guide and a major part of Andy's career was as an Acclimatisation Officer for the Southland Acclimatisation Society (now Southland Fish and Game).
1955-1959Inscription and Marks
Handwritten on reverse: '2 skites' and 'limit each caught Nov 6th in 4 hours'.Technique
photograph, black and whiteObject Type
digital scanCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object number