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TITLE
Salmon fishings
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_0950237000_P003
DATE OF IMAGE
1989
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
Johan Sutherland
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30735
KEYWORDS
salmon
fishing
methods
rents
fishing industry
estates
fishing rights
zoomable

The main occupation of the Easter Ross seaboard was herring fishing but by the mid-1900s salmon fishing was close behind. The salmon fishings belonged to the Crown or to the large estates in the area. This plan shows the salmon fishings and their owners or tenants.

The fishings could be leased from the crown and the earliest lessees were Alex P Hogarth, Miss C C Ross of Old Shandwick and Major Rose in 1866. After World War I several of the landowners pooled their fishings into one company, the Moray Firth Fishing Company. The salmon season could run from early February to late August but rising costs meant that people started later, sometimes late March. The major owners of salmon fishing leases were the Moray Firth Fishing Company, Hogarths of Aberdeen and J Paterson and Sons.

These illustrations were taken from 'Down to the Sea' by Jessie MacDonald and Anne Gordon, illustrated by Johan Sutherland. The book was published in Dingwall by the Ross and Cromarty Heritage Society in 1989

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Salmon fishings

20c

salmon; fishing; methods; rents; fishing industry; estates; fishing rights; zoomable

Highland Libraries

The main occupation of the Easter Ross seaboard was herring fishing but by the mid-1900s salmon fishing was close behind. The salmon fishings belonged to the Crown or to the large estates in the area. This plan shows the salmon fishings and their owners or tenants.<br /> <br /> The fishings could be leased from the crown and the earliest lessees were Alex P Hogarth, Miss C C Ross of Old Shandwick and Major Rose in 1866. After World War I several of the landowners pooled their fishings into one company, the Moray Firth Fishing Company. The salmon season could run from early February to late August but rising costs meant that people started later, sometimes late March. The major owners of salmon fishing leases were the Moray Firth Fishing Company, Hogarths of Aberdeen and J Paterson and Sons.<br /> <br /> These illustrations were taken from 'Down to the Sea' by Jessie MacDonald and Anne Gordon, illustrated by Johan Sutherland. The book was published in Dingwall by the Ross and Cromarty Heritage Society in 1989