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Salmon netters from Joseph Johnston & Co. of Montrose, constructing a stake net on the sands at St. Cyrus, Aberdeenshire.

Salmon netters from Joseph Johnston & Co. of Montrose, constructing a stake net on the sands at St. Cyrus, Aberdeenshire. 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.
27/97/28
24cm x 16cm

Salmon net fisherman James Mackay in his coble at Armadale, Sutherland, preparing to fish his bag nets.

Salmon net fisherman James Mackay in his coble at Armadale, Sutherland, preparing to fish his bag nets. James Mackay was one of the last remaining fishermen who caught wild Atlantic salmon using traditional methods. His fishery was one of the few remaining in Sutherland in the far north west of Scotland.
33/03/01
28cm x 28cm

24/02/06 28cm x 28cm

Simon Paterson fishing his bag nets from a coble at his fishing station at Strathy in Sutherland.
24/02/06
28cm x 28cm

Salmon netters Bob Ritchie (left) and Jim Mitchell head home along the sands after fishing 'jumper' nets at low tide at Kinnaber, Angus.

Salmon netters Bob Ritchie (left) and Jim Mitchell head home along the sands after fishing ‘jumper’ nets at low tide at Kinnaber, Angus. 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.
35/00/36
37cm x 14cm

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.

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.
27/00/19
37cm x 14cm

Salmon netters guide stakes into holes on the foreshore at low tide during construction of the fly net on the rocks at Boddin, Angus.

Salmon netters guide stakes into holes on the foreshore at low tide during construction of the fly net on the rocks at Boddin, Angus.
18/98/18
24cm x 16cm

A salmon netter from Joseph Johnston & Sons of Montrose, recovering fish from a fly net (a type of stake net) on the sands at St. Cyrus, Aberdeenshire.

A salmon netter from Joseph Johnston & Sons of Montrose, recovering fish from a fly net (a type of stake net) on the sands at St. Cyrus, Aberdeenshire. Fishing with fly nets here was discontinued after the 1998 season.
59/96/35
24cm x 16cm

A salmon netter hauls salmon from a 'jumper' net at low tide on the sands at Kinnaber, Angus during a May hailstorm.

A salmon netter hauls salmon from a ‘jumper’ net at low tide on the sands at Kinnaber, Angus during a May hailstorm.
33/00/10
42cm x 16cm

A salmon netter heads for the shore as the tide comes in as his fellow netters finish the construction of the fly net on the rocks at Boddin, Angus.

A salmon netter heads for the shore as the tide comes in as his fellow netters finish the construction of the fly net on the rocks at Boddin, Angus.
21/98/01
24cm x 16cm

A salmon netter from Joseph Johnston & Sons of Montrose, recovering fish from a fly net (a type of stake net) on the sands at St. Cyrus, Aberdeenshire.

A salmon netter from Joseph Johnston & Sons of Montrose, recovering fish from a fly net (a type of stake net) on the sands at St. Cyrus, Aberdeenshire. Fishing with fly nets here was discontinued after the 1998 season.
36/97/16
24cm x 16cm

Salmon netters pulling their nets ashore while fishing by sweep netting using a coble (boat) on the river North Esk, Kinnaber, Angus at sunset.

Salmon netters pulling their nets ashore while fishing by sweep netting using a coble (boat) on the river North Esk, Kinnaber, Angus at sunset.
38/00/13a
37cm x 14cm

Veteran salmon netter David Pullar, working with his tractor at Lunan Bay, Angus on Scotland's east coast, prior to fishing his jumper nets staked out on the sands.

Veteran salmon netter David Pullar, working with his tractor at Lunan Bay, Angus on Scotland’s east coast, prior to fishing his jumper nets staked out on the sands.
10/02/10
37cm x 14cm

16/03/08 28cm x 28cm

Walter Davidson unties the pocket of the net of one of his stake nets at Creetown on the Solway Firth.
16/03/08
28cm x 28cm

Salmon netter Ian Faconer steers a coble on the way to emptying bag nets in the waters off Boddin, Angus.

Salmon netter Ian Faconer steers a coble on the way to emptying bag nets in the waters off Boddin, Angus.
13/01/10
28cm x 28cm

Salmon netter Jim Mitchell struggles to right a pole of a capsized 'jumper' net in waters off Kinnaber, Angus.

Salmon netter Jim Mitchell struggles to right a pole of a capsized ‘jumper’ net in waters off Kinnaber, Angus.
35/00/10
37cm x 14cm