Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Royal Fly Fishing


Up for auction via ebay:

Be the first on your block to own this One Crown coin which depicts the Queen Mother trout fishing in New Zealand.

Unfortunately it looks as if HRH favors the spinning rod. We are not amused.

Update: We should have done more research. New Zealand Fly Fishing Icon, Tony Bishop, sets the record straight:

"Whatever the reel looks like on the rod, the Queen Mother was a keen and skilled fly fisher. She continued to fish in England and Scotland till, I think, her eighties."

Thanks Bish!

Here's a link to some addtional information about Royalty who could most likely outfish us:

But it was probably for her lifestyle and sense of fun that the Queen Mother will be best remembered. Into the 1980s, and her own eighties, she could be seen up to her waders, fly-fishing in the rivers of her Scottish estate.

2 comments:

Bishfish said...

Whatever the reel looks like on the rod, the Queen Mother was a keen and skilled fly fisher. She continued to fish in England and Scotland till, I think, her eighties.

Zoky The Painter said...

Interesting