SALMON FISHING IN SKYE

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Places:

  • Inner Hebrides

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing

Genres:

  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)
  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: SALMON FISHING IN SKYE

Reference number: 1650

Date: 1938

Production company: SEFA (Glasgow Group)

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5 mins

Description: Salmon fishermen at work on the shores of Skye; mending and sorting their nets and bringing in catch. A shark is caught in the net and has to be returned to deeper water.

Teaching notes.

Winner of the Scottish Amateur Film Festival's Glasgow Cup for Best Classroom Film in 1941.

Credits: p. Ian MacDonald

Shotlist: Credits (.10) The misty isle. l/s of Skye (.12) shot of Skye under cloud (.16) Around whose rugged shores the salmon fishermen are at work. Shots of fishermen mending and sorting out their nets and loading them onto the boat (1.08) rowing out to sea to cast their nets (1.40) The new net must be laid in the same position as the old, which is lifted. Shots of fisherman pulling in nets with background shots of Skye (2.06) And taken ashore to be cleaned and repaired. Fishermen bring in the nets (2.34) Each fishing station has four nets which are visited twice daily. Bringing in the nets full of salmon and putting them into boxes filled with ice (3.42) The nets are sometimes damaged by seals or sharks. Shots of fishermen bringing in a shark in a net (4.34) shots of the fishing boat bringing in the shark (4.48) The shark is taken out to be disposed of in deeper waters. l/s of fishing boat (4.57) Towards the end of August, the salmon leave the inshore and the fishermen pay their last visit of the season to the nets. Shots of fishing boat setting sail with long background shots of Skye (5.23)