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”
These frame style line baskets were used all around the coast of Scotland for line fishing. Sometimes they were made quite roughly of willow, as can be seen in examples of ones used in crofting areas of the west coast. …Continue reading “What we know about line sculls”
A collection of pictures of small line sculls held in museums and archival pictures of the sculls in use.
There often seems to be confusion as to what these terms mean in relation to fishing and the baskets used. What we know is that there was definitely two types of line fishing. As Linda Fitzpatrick describes in her article, …Continue reading “Baskets, Sculls, Long Lines, Short Lines and Great Lines; what terms do we use when?”