Kōrero: Freshwater fishing

Duke of York fishing

Duke of York fishing

The Duke of York, later King George VI (right), and his gillie Frederick Moorhouse, conservator of Fish and Game, holding a wading staff, fish the Tongariro River in 1927. Both men are wearing chest waders and the Duke is fishing a wet fly downstream. The word gillie describes a non-fishing attendant – derived from Gaelic, it originally meant manservant. Using a gillie was common for the wealthy in England, but did not become an established practice in New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PAColl-7081-58

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Freshwater fishing - An imported tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/18237/duke-of-york-fishing (accessed 18 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008