The mysterious, ancient fly casting pool at Fairfield, Melbourne, Australia.
Unearthed during freeway excavations, this well-preserved site is of incalculable archaeological significance to fly fishers and laypeople alike.
This lens illustrates a field trip to the site by dilettante Team Leader Paul Hassing and his fearless Research Assistants Graham & Omaha.
Battling heat, toxic residues, government security and a host of terrifying imponderables, our intrepid team risks all to add insight to this most puzzling of ancient erections.
The road to ruin. - On the track to the site, fragmentary evidence of prior cultures abounds.
A stunning find, but where is the 'fisher'?
Evidence of an earlier, Latin-speaking tribe?
Security is tight for such a sensitive location.
Entry is by special permit only.
Our first glimpse of the site.
Conditions are harsh under the blistering sun.
Despite the danger, we press on.
Ideal companions for a challenging dig.
Graham & Omaha show their mettle at water testing.
This unsightly residue poses unknown threats.
The view on the ground
Checking the bund.
The ancient makers leave their mark.
But what's this? Traces of older epithets?
A portal to the Iron Age?
A closer look at that satellite image.
This find is comparable to the famous Nazca Lines!
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