BOOK TITLE:

"The Herring Fishermen of Kintyre and Ayrshire"

AUTHOR: Angus Martin
ISBN:1 899863 90 7
PRICE: £7.99
PAGES: p/b; 194; 8pp maps & photographs

OVERVIEW:

More than 140 years of Scottish fishing history as told through the fishermen’s own memories and traditions, concentrating on the time when crews worked with oar and sail.

These men knew and had names for every bay, inlet and rock in their home area and amassed a huge collective knowledge of how and when to fish.

Such fisheries as Donegal and Dunmore East in Ireland, Isle of Man, Firth of Forth and Whitby are also explored and the hardships and dangers of both drift-net and ring-net fishing vividly recalled in this timely tribute to a vanished way of life.

This is a companion volume to Angus Martin’s earlier book “The North Herring Fishing”, which is a history of forays northwards to the Minches by these same fishermen.

“Oral history at its best” Fishing News

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