Story: Freshwater fishing

Duchess of York fishing

Duchess of York fishing

While more men than women traditionally went fishing, there were always some keen female anglers – such as the Duchess of York (later the Queen Mother), pictured here fishing the Tongariro River in 1927. A photographer behind her captures the moment while in the foreground her attendant looks on.

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Carl Walrond, 'Freshwater fishing - An imported tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008