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Fishing Blockade - 1975

Fishing Blockade - 1975

Date Added: 26 April 2004 Contributor: Ronald Young Year: 1975 Picture No: 775

This framework on the links was something I played on as a child - what was it for?

Groups: Fishing Boat Blockade


If I remember correctly it would have been used by the salmon fishers to dry their gear. As everything was either sisal, hemp, or cotton it had to be properly dried before storage or it would rot fairly quickly. That was why all gear was barked before use. Only the actual nets were left natural as it was thought to be detrimental to how the nets fished. Comment left on 26 April 2004 at 20:17 by Dennis Manson
This framework was used for the salmon fishers to lay the bag nets on after cleaning to keep them off the ground Comment left on 13 August 2005 at 09:01 by Kenny Macfarlane
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