Monday, April 25, 2011

Fish Prints

Although I have been releasing a lot of my fish, I do enjoy occasionally keeping a few every now and then not only for my dinner plate, but also to appreciate their form as artwork.  My mom taught me the art of fish rubbings, Gyotaku, a few years ago and I fell in love with the effect that was created.   I'm not considering myself a professional by any means (there are people out there that make a living off this type of art), but I really do enjoy making them and I thought I'd share with my fellow fishermen.  I've donated many to local charity tournaments and hope to keep doing so.  I've also made some prints for friends who wanted one done of a memorable fish they caught.  Please contact me for inquiries.

Click for enlarged view.  Hope you like them.

Speckled Trout 25"x10"

Tautog 24"x12"

Sunfish 8"x5"

Striped Bass 27"x14"

Sheepshead 28"x20"

More will be added to the artwork page as they are created.


  1. I want, I want, I want...

    Are you going to start selling prints anytime soon?

  2. Sorry Billy, all the ones I have right now are either not for sale or already reserved for tournament donations. Let me know if you have a certain specie you're interested in and I'll contact you when I have one ready.

    Also, if you catch one you really want a print of, put it on ice and give me a call. If I have time, we can meet up and you can watch how it's done. I did that with a friend who had a Sunfish that was over 2lbs.

    I really want a nice sized flounder to print.

  3. These are great Rob!!! The Striper has amazing detail. This would be an excellent way to commemorate a special fish. For me that would be my first Striper or big cat from the James or
    Appomattox. Got to get out there!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks Carl! I've never made a print of a catfish. It would be a challenge, but I might have to try that sometime.

  5. These are awesome Rob! I watched a tv show where a taxidermist was making one. Do you use the traditional rice paper?

  6. good job stuff... love a nice drum print...gotta catch em first

  7. Thanks guys. Seth, yes, traditional rice paper.

    Andy, hope the reds show up in better numbers than last year.