The Statistical Account of Scotland; Drawn Up from the Communication of the Ministers of the Different Parishes Volume 9

The Statistical Account of Scotland; Drawn Up from the Communication of the Ministers of the Different Parishes Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1793 edition. Excerpt: ... into which the tide flows at high water; here they take great numbers by a boat and a very long draught-net, when the tide flows. A little above this, there is a deep and large bason of water, called the Lin-pool, into which the saltwater flows in spring-tides. Here they take the salmon by a boat with drag-nets; but, in general, by far the greatest number of salmon, grilse and sea trouts, are caught in the night time, by what they term the fiihing with the shoulder-nets. This mode of fishing is both curious and ingenious, and merits a minute description. There is a small net fixed to a semicircular bow of iron, and this is fixed to a pole of about 18 feet in length. The fisherman ties small piece of bended wood, with a groove in it, upon his left shoulder, for the pole of the net to slide upon. Thus equipped, he takes his station in the night, upon a rock at the side of a pool, where he knows the salmon lie, and throws his net straight before him into the water, into which it sinks, and draws it straight to him on the bottom, sliding the pole upon the groove of wood upon his left shoulder, and when he has it near him, he gives the net a quick turn over by the pole, and brings out the fish; and there i- is another man standing close by with a club, ready to take fiold of the fish and kill them, and take them out to a safe place. In certain places of the river, great numbers of fish are taken in the night time by this mode of filhing. For this purpose there are two shoulder-net men, and one man to kill, generally employed through the fishing season. The principal markets for the salmon are Manchester, Liverpool, and Whitehaven. Early in the season some few are sent to London by land-carriage. Thfc price in the spring is 6 d. the lb. English...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596080
  • 9781236596086