SALMON FISHING ON THE NITH

Local men wade into the River Nith in Dumfriesshire to fish for salmon using haaf nets. (clip)

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Places:

  • Dumfriesshire

Subjects:

  • Fish and fishing
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: SALMON FISHING ON THE NITH

Reference number: T1090

Date: 1960s

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.30 mins

Description: Report by Alex Melville on Hauf Net Fishing, practised on the river Nith in Dumfrieshire.

Credits: rep. Alex Melville

Shotlist: No credits. exts. Melville talking to camera, standing by the River Nith, fishermen in b/ground (0.20) shots of haaf net fishermen; man putting large salmon into his bag (1.20) Mr Fisher speaks about the method and supposedly Norwegian origins of haaf net fishing, which he has practised for 64 years; intercut with images of men carrying nets, and fishing, stunning the fish (4.30)