Cass Samms’ whimsical sculpture, Tim the Bream, is one of the artworks in the Visions of the Clarence Valley exhibition at Yamba Museum’s Old Kirk.
It recalls the famous fishing contest of 1958, which is returning to the Lower Clarence on August 20-21. Catching ‘Tim’, a tagged bream released into the river, will net the winner $10,000. Catching one or more of another 10 tagged fish will fill the lucky angler/s’ pocket/s with $1,000 per fish.
It may not be as lucrative as the 10,000 pound prize (with 20,000 pounds in overall prize money up for grabs) was in 1958, but it is sure to attract anglers from far and wide to the town. Image: Geoff Helisma