Photograph [Limit Bags, Mataura River]; Hannabus, John; 1955-1959; MT2012.70.3

Name/Title

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).

Place Made

New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Tuturau

Maker

Hannabus, John

Maker Role

Photographer

Date Made

1955-1959

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on reverse: '2 skites' and 'limit each caught Nov 6th in 4 hours'.

Technique

printed

Measurements

n/a

Format

photograph, black and white

Object Type

photograph

Subject and Association Keywords

mataura river

Medium and Materials

digital scan

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object number

MT2012.70.3

Copyright Licence  

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