One of the lines that pricks up my ears is “ I was going through some old family photos” – almost always there is an attachment of great photos linked to a woody.
Late last year David Engleback sent me a note that started with those words – turns out David’s wife’s grandfather – Gerald Wilson ( of Browns Bay) was aboard the launch – Margaret Joy in Feb 1955 and landed a 220ib. Marlin fishing in the Bay of Islands – as seen in the above photo weighing in at Russell and looking very happy.
A google search by David popped up some previous WW stories on Margaret Joy, links below. Lots of speculation as to who designed / built her but todays photo confirms the name. Well done Robin Elliott back in 2016 getting it right.
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No Murray it is not the same boat but looks like the same designer.The boat on the road north is a Hartley Black Marlin approx 30/32 ft which I owned Mary moons again
I’m with Barb Cooke it’s insane what humans think is sports
A really terrible ending for those magnificent fish….the longer the fight the more fun it is apparently, for the angler.
Nah on a mooring looking well in Opua
Is she not the boat by State Hwy 1 going North out of Kaiwaka looking more sad each year?