Funny flotsam fishing lure in a bowl of whelk shells on my window sill (1) 

This funny, flippy-floppy silicone rubber fishing lure was found on the strandline at Whiteford Sands. It’s very realistic. It has great googly eyes and even the scales are painted on the body. It feels wet and sticky and wobbles when you pick it up. Originally it was lying amongst empty dark blue mussel shells on the wet sand. I couldn’t resist picking it up and taking it home. Now it resides in  the bright blue bowl of beach-combed shells on my window sill.

The head of the fish-shaped fishing lure with a big googly eye - found on the strandline at Whiteford Sands, Gower, West Glamorgan (2)

The painted fish scales on the body of the fishing lure washed up at Whiteford Sands, Gower, West Glamorgan (3)

The wibbly-wobbly fish-shaped fishing lure where it was found among the mussel shells on the strandline at Whiteford Sands, Gower, West Glamorgan (4)  

Revision of a post first published 10 January 2010

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8 Replies to “Funny flotsam fish”

  1. Hello, Viv. I wish I had thought to use the video function on the camera so I could have included an action shot of the way the fishing lure wibbles so inticingly.

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  2. Hello, Amy Lynn. I’m not sure what a smelt would taste like but the lure was very similar in appearance and size to some delicious fresh sardines I ate in a harbourside restaurant in Chania (Crete) this summer.

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