The footbridge changes but the fishing remains the same

Tyler Gilberd shows off his catch.
Tyler Gilberd shows off his catch.

10 year old Tyler Gilberd from Norna Grove did a spot of fishing off the footbridge a couple of weeks back, and came home with a big herring.

It’s great to know kids are still fishing off the bridge as they have done for over fifty years.

And while a spot of fishing off the bridge hasn’t changed in 50 years, the bridge itself has! Thank goodness.

Thanks to LA Walker for sending Tyler’s photo in, along with the photo below of the footbridge as it used to be in the early 1970s. Looking back from left to right: Gibson, Webb and Walker’s houses in Drake St.

The footbridge in the 1970s.
The footbridge in the 1970s.

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