NT9853 : White Sands Fishing Shiel

taken 8 years ago, near to Tweedmouth, Northumberland, Great Britain

White Sands Fishing Shiel
White Sands Fishing Shiel
Berwick has been famous for its salmon since the 1300s, the clean waters of the Tweed being a good breeding-ground. Fishermen had their own 'stations' on the river-bank, many of which had a shiel such as this. These little buildings have fallen into disuse as salmon numbers have decreased drastically in recent years. Fishing is still carried out in the traditional way, using a coble to lay the net out in an arc across the river, at Paxton House (about 6 kms upstream), but the catches are small: in single numbers rather than the hundred-plus salmon which were netted in previous centuries.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 985 533 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:46.4034N 2:1.5192W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 985 533
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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