Great Line Basket

Fisheries Museum AnstrutherGreat line fishing was done using larger versions of the sculls used for short line fishing to store the line, but in some places large round baskets were used instead. Either way a rope was fitted around the rim on which the empty hooks sat so they did not get tangled.  These round baskets were made using a stake and strand technique rather than the frame technique used to make sculls.

Great Line Baskets

Fisheries Museum Anstruther

Great line or gratlin fishing was done in deeper waters than sma’lin fishing often a long way off shore. The boats could be at sea for several days and the lines, several miles long, were baited by the men while …Continue reading “Great Line Baskets”

Great Line Basket Gallery

Fisheries Museum Anstruther