Saturday, 24 July 2010

Haaf Netter in the Gloaming

Haaf Netter in the Gloaming, originally uploaded by Novantae.

Haaf-net fishing involves walking out into the murky Solway water with a netted frame and waiting for a fish to swim into it. The net is then flipped up, the fish taken out, knocked on the head with a wooden ‘mell’ (club) and then popped into a bag slung over the fisherman’s shoulders. The men go out in all weathers and stand in the water for hours.

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