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A team of salmon netters battle against the incoming tide as they secure poles with ropes on the foreshore during construction of the fly net on the rocks at Boddin, Angus. This type of net was discontinued in 2001. The once-thriving Scottish salmon netting industry fell into decline in the 1970s and 1980s when the numbers of fish caught reduced due to environmental and economic reasons. By 2007, only a handful of men still caught wild salmon and sea trout using traditional methods, mainly for export to the Continent.
06 May 2000
- Catching The Light (video 3min) (URL)
- Catching the Tide website (URL)
- Catching the Tide (video documentary, 24min) (URL)
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© Colin McPherson, all rights reserved.
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Image Courtesy of the University of St Andrews Library, ID CtT-5