Laying the net - rev

A sultry summer's dawn on the Lizard Peninsular saw me down on the tideline of Kennack Sands long before the first light had lit the eastern horizon. The still air was laced with an unmistakable tang and the bay's surface was shimmering with a translucent film of oil. The whitebait were running! For a few days each year, these young Sprats gather in large shoals that are targeted by local fishermen.

From my position amongst the rocks, I could hear the muted voices of a group preparing their Seine net. This is a long net that is drawn out from the beach by rowboat. The boatman you can see is stealthily playing out his net in a wide arc leading out across the bay and back to shore. Then comes the back-breaking task of drawing the net in, fuelled by the anticipation of the catch.

This image is suited to reproduction as a large unframed acrylic 'glass' artwork. The drop down menu below lists the size options, but if you would like to discuss other formats, feel free to use the Contact Me section, or call me during office hours on 01637 831251. For international calls use +44 1637 831251.

Location: Lizard Peninsular, Cornwall

Photographer: Chris Simmons

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Laying the net - rev

A sultry summer's dawn on the Lizard Peninsular saw me down on the tideline of Kennack Sands long before the first light had lit the eastern horizon. The still air was laced with an unmistakable tang and the bay's surface was shimmering with a translucent film of oil. The whitebait were running! For a few days each year, these young Sprats gather in large shoals that are targeted by local fishermen.

From my position amongst the rocks, I could hear the muted voices of a group preparing their Seine net. This is a long net that is drawn out from the beach by rowboat. The boatman you can see is stealthily playing out his net in a wide arc leading out across the bay and back to shore. Then comes the back-breaking task of drawing the net in, fuelled by the anticipation of the catch.

This image is suited to reproduction as a large unframed acrylic 'glass' artwork. The drop down menu below lists the size options, but if you would like to discuss other formats, feel free to use the Contact Me section, or call me during office hours on 01637 831251. For international calls use +44 1637 831251.

Location: Lizard Peninsular, Cornwall

Photographer: Chris Simmons

Buy this print online:

 
Item added to cart