Fishing - Gallery

Scarborough's fishing industry goes back hundreds of years to a time when fishermen paid tythes to the local friarage.  The famous song 'Scarborough Fair' is all about the herring catch that took place in August every year as huge shoals of herring swam along this coast.  In the 1930s-1950s blu fin tuna or tunny fish also swam here eating the herring.

See pictures here:

Purse seine net
Otter trawl
Fish being laid out
All hands on deck
Albert Sutton and other fish merchants 1950's
Mending a lobster trap
Illustration of fishermen mending traps
Baiting the lines
Net mending
Scarborough harbour, unloading a catch
Tom Watkinson
The haul
Trawling

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