HADDOCK FISHING

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Places:

  • Orkney Islands

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing
  • Agriculture

Genres:

  • Amateur

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Amateur Film Festival (SAFF)

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: HADDOCK FISHING

Reference number: 2637

Date: 1941

Director: [filmed by William Kirkness]

Production company: Craft Studio, Edinburgh

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.32 mins

Description: Hand line-fishing for haddock from cobble fishing boats in Orkney waters.

Commended at the Scottish Amateur Film Festival, 1941.

Shotlist: titles (0.11) brief shot of hay harvesting using horse-drawn harvester (0.20) Farmers who live near the fishing grounds go fishing when they are not busy with farm work. (0.24) family pulling small boat to the seashore (0.43) c/u of a hand line (1.03) Two hooks with short lines are fastened to a piece of wire (1.11) gvs same (1.19) The wire is attached to a weight make of lead which is fixed to the fishing (1.27) gvs same (1.32) shots of fishing using a hand line from cobble fishing boats (2.19) The fisherman tempts the fish by slowly raising and lowering his hand, This moves the bait up and down in the water (2.29) gvs same (2.40) The Hand Line is allowed to go to the bottom of the sea. It is then pulled up 2 fathoms from the sea bottom (2.54) shots of fish being pulled up on the line (3.15) Different kind of Fishing Lines and Bait are used for catching fish (3.22) shots of men and a boy pulling up fish; c/u catch (5.01) It is getting dark so all the boats go home (5.05) gvs same (5.32)