Friday, July 14, 2006

Fishing at Knott's Berry Farm



Here we go, this is the first time I've posted a non-Disneyland slide on this blog. My Disneyland slide supply is finite, maybe I have a few months of stuff worth posting - - if I'm lucky! Besides, I loved visiting Knott's Berry Farm as a kid. We lived in Huntington Beach, and while Disneyland was our once-a-year (twice if we were really well behaved) destination, Knott's was the place my mom would frequently take us for a few hours of quality fun. Ride the Log Ride, drink some ice-cold boysenberry juice, watch the corpse in the hearse sit up (and lay right back down), pan for real gold, and maybe run around the pond marvelling at the Woodimals... Knott's was a wonderful playground.

Until I found these slides, I did not know that there had been a trout pond at the old berry farm (I estimate that this photo was taken around 1964).Ya got your cane poles, and probably a corn niblet as bait - - those poor trout didn't have a prayer. Just like at Disneyland, I would imagine that guests had no idea what to do with their trout after they caught them. I love the happy look on the boy's face as he displays his trophy after what was surely a four-hour battle.

4 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

Yeah- Knott's Berry Farm!

Tangaroa said...

Ooooooooooooo - here we go! You may have released the floodgates, Major Pepperidge...

Major Pepperidge said...

Cool, if people like looking at Knott's, then I can try to dig out some slides from there (even though 90 percent of vintage Knott's images are of those cement saloon gals and cowboys)!

Merlinsguy said...

I remember the trout farm. The deal was you got poles and bait for free and then paid for each fish you caught. Problem was, the fish were so starving that when you put your line in, two seconds later you had a fish.

Jimmy