5 posts categorized "Fishing Memorabilia"

August 22, 2008

The Diary of an Irish Water Bailiff


“Upon my soul there is some foul play a going on at this fishery, some damned knavery and mismanagement”


May 14, 2008

Retro Cool Soviet Era Fishing Almanac Covers




A great Flickr photostream of Soviet era fishing almanac covers from Bookfish.


May 18, 2007

The Evolution of Virtual Fishing Games


Radio Shack may have launched the category with the 1977 game, Gone Fishing, written in TRSDOS Basic by William Engel for the TRS-80 Model I. It was followed up by a 1979 version, Gone Fishing, also in Basic, by Personal Software for Radio Shack's TRS-80 Model III computer. This was the era of PONG, so don't expect much reality from these two games. However, they did break the ground for what we have today.  LINK

Previously on MC:

Virtual reality gone bad. LINK

January 04, 2006

The Fish Car Era of the National Hatchery System


Ever wonder how all those fish were originally transported for stocking?

Just 5 years after the transcontinental rail hook up the US Fish Commission (forerunner of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service) were transporting fish fry by rail to the West Coast in specially designed fish cars. The stripers that inhabit the Sacramento delta were originally transported from New Jersey in one of these early cars. By the early 1920s, fish cars had distributed 72,281,380,861 fish by traveling 2,029,416 miles and their detached messengers traveled an additional 8,104,799 miles.

History of the Fish car era via Catskill archives  LINK

The Lionel Club of Milwaukee commissioned the, "The Milwaukee Road" as a tribute to the Fish Car era. LINK

December 16, 2005

Vintage Fishing Labels


A link to a few vintage fishing labels from an on-line gallery that features over two thousand food and crate labels covering every possible category.


Some of the seafood labels are pretty cool too.



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