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Fishing Nets in front of Sutors

Fishing Nets in front of Sutors

Date Added: 21 July 2003 Contributor: Stephen Thomson Year: 1975 Picture No: 404

These bag nets can be seen out of the water for cleaning in picture #101 and picture #219.

Albums: People, The Sea

Groups: Salmon Fishing


I remember the salmon fishing nets at the back of the Sutor. It was only the elite who got out to them. We were kept on the sweep nets either on Nigg beach or in front of the bothy. Hamish Stuart was the boss then & Jakey Tar the chief coble or sledge driver. We used to make good money at 15 years old. those were the days. Comment left on 21 July 2003 by Anon
These nets were set at The Hole which was slightly west of Macfarquer's bed. I worked here many times. Comment left on 13 August 2003 by Kenny MacFarlane
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