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Boys fishing

To discover the pleasure of fly fishing, the school organised a course at a nearby lake. Billy and his mates spent several hours each week casting their rods and trying to tickle a trout.

The real thrill of course is not so much the catching of a fish (they didn't get many) but being absorbed in the stillness and contemplating fish, the lake, your friends, the moment....

With this painting I aimed to catch the mood of the early summer evening when the fish may have been biting but the sky and the reflections give us a glimpse of serenity and the boys' concentration.

acrylic 2004. Timmy Mallett





Contact Timmy via: John Miles Organisation, Tel: 01275 854675 / 856770, Fax: 01275 810186
Cadbury Camp Lane, Clapton in Gordano, Bristol, BS20 7SB
E-mail: mandy@johnmiles.org.uk