As I visited Ancarrow’s Boat Landing on Sunday for the unveiling of the markers on the Richmond Slave Trail, I couldn’t help but notice that the ratio of attendees for the historic moment were outnumbered at least 15 to 1 by fisherman. At 3 p.m., there was a 20 minute wait at the boat slip and the parking lot was constantly full.
CBS6’s Mark Holmberg did a story and video on the spring run of fish on the James, and the broad spectrum of people who are attracted to the river this time of year:
The shad and herring are running in the James River, and the banks are lined with hundreds of anglers pulling in the bony fishes, one after another.
On the south bank of the James River upstream from Ancarrow’s Landing, just below downtown, folks from around the world gather in a sort of impromptu international festival.