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TITLE
Hauling in salmon nets, River Ness, Inverness, 1950s
EXTERNAL ID
PAN7_35
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20243
KEYWORDS
River Ness
Inverness
salmon
nets
fishing
Hauling in salmon nets, River Ness, Inverness, 1950s

Hauling in the salmon fishing nets on the River Ness in the 1950s. The river is only six miles long from Loch Ness to the sea and it is well known for its salmon. Spring fish can be caught but it is principally known for its summer runs of salmon, some of which can be very large.

Although now considered a treat, salmon used to be plentiful and available to everyone, in the days before river pollution and over-fishing. As a species they have long been protected by the laws of Scotland. In the reign of King Robert III (1390-1406), for example, you could be executed for overfishing the salmon during the spawning season.


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Hauling in salmon nets, River Ness, Inverness, 1950s

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1950s

River Ness; Inverness; salmon; nets; fishing

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

Hauling in the salmon fishing nets on the River Ness in the 1950s. The river is only six miles long from Loch Ness to the sea and it is well known for its salmon. Spring fish can be caught but it is principally known for its summer runs of salmon, some of which can be very large.<br /> <br /> Although now considered a treat, salmon used to be plentiful and available to everyone, in the days before river pollution and over-fishing. As a species they have long been protected by the laws of Scotland. In the reign of King Robert III (1390-1406), for example, you could be executed for overfishing the salmon during the spawning season. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.