We were fortunate enough to get back out again yesterday, and what a haul! We brought home 40 fish - cod, pollack (lythe) and mostly coalfish (blockan) - of around 2lbs weight each. Also got a wrasse and a wheen o mackerel forbye. As you can see from the pics below we had nearly 3 full buckets, which when we got home again became a well-filled sink where all were gutted, beheaded, de-scaled, cleaned and readied for either the cooker or the freezer.
Even a generation or two ago, people around our area caught big numbers of fish during the summer months for survival - layered them in saut (salt) in big earthen crocks which were then stored in a cool outhouse - all to keep the family alive until springtime. We are fortunate to go fishing without that pressure, simply for leisure and enjoyment... and in good weather.
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Sunday, August 26, 2012
Posted by Mark Thompson at Sunday, August 26, 2012