Detail

Title ID 5035Collection ID704
TitleA Fishy Tale
DateAugust 1961
CollectionTim Didymus
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeSeaside Family Life
KeywordsAnimals Boats Children Family Harbours Sea Fishing Ships Water Transport
Location
LocalWeymouth
RegionalDorset
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionErskine Family
CameraErskine Family
FormatColour Silent
Duration06 min. 46 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

The Erskine family on a fishing trip in Weymouth Bay - where mackerel and a thornback ray are caught and various scenes of yachts and ferries are filmed from the boat.

Description

Titles read: “Fishy Tale; or one that didn’t get away; Weymouth August 1961”. A man in white clothing ties a small rowing boat to a larger motorised sailing boat. Filming from the boat, they travel along Weymouth harbour, passing numerous other vessels along the way. Members of the family, including a woman and two young children are filmed in the boat, along with the Captain who puts out bait on a fishing line. Mackerel are caught on long lines and a thornback ray is landed on the boat deck. A large steamer and various sailing yachts are filmed on the water before the fishing boat returns to the slipway in Weymouth.

Stills

A still from A Fishy Tale (1961)