Real Reel

This reel was part of my grandfathers collection and it was given to me when he died , its also worth noting given the time of year, that my grandfather was captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore in the second world war and spent the rest of his incarceration moving from Changi prison camp to the Burma railway and in the end the Americans found him in a coal mine in Japan and he was then liberated to Australia, he was a keen fisherman , I and my brotherĀ  spent many hours in a very small boat fishing the Murray , Broken , Wakati and all the other small rivers in the north of Vic .

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He was a tough proud man and would not suffer fools, he was partly blind and his best mate was deaf , it was a delight to see them in a boat together.


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