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Join the Erskine family on a fishing trip in Weymouth Bay - where mackerel and thornback rays are caught against a backdrop of yachts and ferries
Amateur film 1961 7 mins Silent
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This delightful home-movie starts at Weymouth Harbour where we see the Erskines joining a local boat for a day's fishing in the bay. After casting off they sail through the port out into Weymouth Bay, which is crowded with boats, yachts and the occasional passing ferry. Mackerel are caught on long lines and the children have a fun time unhooking them. We also see a thornback ray being landed. After more views of yachts on the water we head back to the slipway in Weymouth and tie up.
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