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Forever Optimistic

By NevJB
This appeals to me as I use to fish off Southend Pier in the late 60s/early 70s. [Very] occasionally we would catch something (not necessarily a fish), but if not we could retreat from the cold into a cafe or the entertainments. Nothing much has changed, except that the fish are far fewer now.

Tags: Fishing Cromer Pier Black and white Angler Portraits and people

Voters: DaveRyder, mike9005, PhilT2 and 22 more



HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
28 Dec 2020 11:00AM
Well with four rods I suppose he has four chances here. Great mono, love the theme, I used to do this as a teenager off West Bay pier in Dorset, you never knew what you might catch, or not 🐠🐟🐋

Dave 🙂
leo_nid 6 12
28 Dec 2020 11:12AM
A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2020 11:19AM
The triumph of optimism over experience (as Oscar Wilde said of second marriages....)
ZenTony Plus
7 24 7 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2020 11:37AM
Great mono Nev. I spent many a happy day as a child wading in the mud at Chalkwell, pearl of the Thames Estuary ! And then a long walk along the Pier.
28 Dec 2020 11:49AM
Great capture, optimism is needed for the future I think.
richmowil Plus
14 510 3 England
28 Dec 2020 5:27PM

Quote:A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work

My Moto for 45years or so, unfortunately we need one to pay for the other!

Nice clarity to this image!
Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2020 4:56PM
He chose a good place to cast his lines... Let's hope he catches dinner...
Well, spotted photo opportunity. Isabel GrinGrin

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