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Peter Lovell

Interviewed by Trish Levido on 6 January 2010
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Peter Lovell. Fish, yes, off the wharf.

Trish Levido. Was fishing different then to what it would be now?

Peter Lovell. The fish were plentiful. I had a mate, Richard Boyle, who was a real keen fisherman. He had all the right gear I just had the typical line or a little rod and reel.

Trish Levido. On a cork?

Peter Lovell. Sometimes you used a cork if you were going for garfish, but mainly just mackerel, tailor, most of which we threw back, brought a few home for the cat to eat. Occasionally you’d get flathead, but it was mainly more for pleasure rather than for eating.