Sidney Cashin (one of our volunteers) kindly brought in a collection of his fishing rods and gear and gave the Friday Allotment Group a ‘Tale from the Riverbanks’. Including the ‘biggest carp in the UK’. The time of day that fish start looking for food and ‘The History of British Fishing Rods’. Plus we all had a look at all the other items and gadgets that any keen angler keeps in their bag…
Liz and Martin investigate the floats.
We all imagined what it must be like to haul a big fish in and Sid demonstrated how to do it.
Sid shows us more lures.
‘Something Fishy 2’ …the sequel
Inspired by the tales of fishing and rivers the Friday Allotment Group requested to draw some fish and learn a bit more about the different types of river fish and what they look like. With this in mind a range of art materials were used together with the individual talents within the group to come up with some brilliant results.
Firstly Liz choses and traces the image of a carp onto tracing paper using a 4B graphite pencil.
She then reversed the tracing paper and went over the reversed image using an HB graphite pencil. This left a print of her original fish.
Liz built up colour on the monochrome image and added another fish!
Some weed was added as well and ‘hey presto’ Liz’s Carp.
Liz said ‘I love drawing pictures because it relaxes me so much.’
Martin Blackmore went for a Pike.
‘Down in the Depths’ by Liz Jones.