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Hand carved timber fishing float. Attached to a fishing line, floats could suspend bait at a predetermined depth, carry the baited hook to otherwise inaccessible areas of water by allowing the float to drift in the prevailing current, and serve as a visual bite indicator. South Australian anglers often made their own tackle including lures, tackle boxes and floats.

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  • Title: Fishing Float
  • Date Created: 1915-01-01/1925-12-31
  • Provenance: A float is an item of angling equipment that is attached to the fishing line which serves several purposes. Firstly, it can suspend the bait at a predetermined depth; secondly, due to its buoyancy, it can carry the baited hook to otherwise inaccessible areas of water by allowing the float to drift in the prevailing current; and thirdly, a float also serves as a visual bite indicator. This float is hand made.
  • Subject Keywords: Sport
  • Rights: CC-BY, photographer: Peter Bushell

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