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Dòighean iasgaich ann an Gallaibh (9)
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QZP40_CAITHNESS_CROFTING_37
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
GALLAIBH
LINN
1980an
CRUTHADAIR
Alec Thomson
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Leabharlainn na Gàidhealtachd
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
2797
KEYWORDS
claistinneach
iasgach
bàtaichean-iasgaich
lìontan iasgaich
iasgairean
iasg

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B' e iasgair ann an Inbhir Theòrsa a bh' ann an Ailig MacThòmais. Sa phìos chlaistinneach seo tha e a' bruidhinn air iasgach le lìon 'seine'.

'When e seine net fishing came in, ye see, it was a easier, was easier way o fishing than line fishing, ye see? An there was a new method, an they was takin all kinds o fish up, ye know, haddocks an flats [flatfish] an skate an all at, ye see? An it was an easier way o catchan fish. There no need til go an get bait for lines an work, an haul lines an at. Once ye hauled your net in at e seine net, ye see, yer gear was aboard, ye see, an ye could come home or else ye could start, keep, keep fishin. But, ye see, wi the line fishing, if ye'd got twenty lines shot in e sea, ye hid til stop ere til ye got e last ch-, e last line in. But no, the seine net, ye see, e seine net is out, shottan an haulan all the time. Ye could come home anytime, especially wi bad weather; if ye seen e sky gettan black like at, ye'd just say, 'Ach, iss is e last drag an then we'll go home'. But wi the line, ye hid so many lines, ye'd have til stick it oot til see if ye got them, got them in wi ye.

Interviewer: Can ye tell us how ye shot a net, wi e seine net?

The first thing ye do, ye lay your net on, ye see, prepare your net for shotting, ye see? Now it's no, it's e ropes ye sho - there's aboot nine, say nine coil o ropes on each side o the boat, ye see? Now ye shot your ropes first, ye don't shot e net first. Shot wan side, run it oot like at, e first seven coil like at, ye see, an then when ye got two coil left or a coil an a half left, turn your boat at way, ye see, an shot the next coil an a half til ye come til e net. Now e net, ye jist shekel [shackle] e net on, an ye let e net run out, ye see, an then there's a bag, bag o the net - when ye come til e bag o e net ye fold e bag oot like at , clear o the corks at they'll no catch in e corks, an then ye run e ither wing oot, ye see? An then ye just run another coil an a half oot on at side o the net, an when ye get that oot ye come back then til yer dahn, see? An e whole thing is shot in a triangle, throw it oot in a triangle, an e net is right in e centre o the ropes, ye see? An ye take e two ends in like at, pull e two ends, an ye take it til e winch, an then ye come ahead on yer engine, an take e strain on yer ropes, an ye tow the net for aboot a ten minutes, lift e rope, tow, an then ye start heavan yer net up. There's four gears on yer winch, it's e same as a car, ye see, an start heavan in slow first, ye know, til ye see the ropes coman. E ropes, when yer, tell e when e ropes comes like at, comes closer an closer - an whenever ye get yer ropes tight together like at, put her up in fast gear, an heave her up. E fish at's in's in, an's oot's oot. E fish is all trapped then, ye see. Take it up like at an heave it up at way. Och it's a very simple way o workan. Ye've only got til see it once an ye hiv it.'

'S e an dòigh iasgaich a bu shìmplidh a bhith ag obair le driamlach no loidhne, a' cleachdadh lìn fhada le dubhain agus biathadh orra ach an glacadh iad trosg, langa, adag agus iasg geal eile, agus iasg caol mar turbaid agus lèabag. Bha dà sheòrsa iasgach le driamlach ann, lìn bheaga air an cleachdadh faisg air tìr airson an èisg bheag gheal agus lìn mhòra a ghlacadh èisg na bu mhotha ann an uisgeachan domhainn. Bha an driamlach glè thric uabhasach fada. 'S ann ann an aitheamhan a bhiodh iad a' tomhas faid, gu h-oifigeil 's e sia troighean a bh' ann an aitheamh, ach mar a b' abhaist dìreach aitheamh an duine a bha ga thomhas (an tomhas eadar a dhà làimh sgaoilte gach taobh). Bha iasgach nan driamlach ag iarraidh obair mòran dhaoine agus dh'fhaodadh gum biodh an teaghlach gu lèir an sàs san obair, le boireannaich is clann a' cruinneachadh a' bhiathaidh agus ag ullachadh nan uidheaman air an tràigh mus biodh na h-iasgairean a' dol gu muir. Bhiodh iad glè thric a' cleachadadh sgadan na bhiathadh ach ann an cuid de bhailtean beaga bhiodh iad a' buain mhaoraich a chuireadh iad air na dubhain.

Sna 1920an chaidh iasgach le lìn 'seine' a thoirt a-steach ann an Linne Mhoireibh agus thàinig an doigh iasgaich sin a bhith na dòigh abhaisteach gus iasg geal agus leòbagan a ghlacadh air taobh an ear na h-Alba. Bha cabhlach mòr de bhàtaichean nan 'seine-net' ann an Inbhir Ùige, agus cabhlach na bu lugha ag obair a-mach à Inbhir Theòrsa. 'S e an dòigh obrach a bh' aca a bhith a' tilgeil agus a' tarraing lìon fhada a ghlacadh iasg fhathast san uisge na bhroinn. 'S e pìos den uidheam a bha gu math cudthromach an 'dhan' no 'dan-buoy', pòla a bhiodh a' fleodradh le aon cheann sìos a shealladh dhaibh far an robh aon cheann den lìon, air neo ann an iasgach le driamlach, a' sealltainn far an robh an ceann a b'fhaide air falbh den loidhne.

Bhiodh iasgairean a' lorg far an robh iad aig muir le bhith a' coimhead air comharraidhean-tìre, leithid rubhannan no togalaichean mòra, eòlas a dh'fheumadh a bhith aca ach an lorgadh iad na h-àiteachan a b' fheàrr ann an grunnd na mara far an glacadh iad èisg. 'S e 'meezes' cuideachd a bhiodh aca air na comharraidhean seo. Bhiodh sgìrean den ghrunnd a b'fheàrr leis gach iasgair, agus mar bu trice chuireadh iad ainmean orra.

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Dòighean iasgaich ann an Gallaibh (9)

GALLAIBH

1980an

claistinneach; iasgach; bàtaichean-iasgaich; lìontan iasgaich; iasgairean; iasg

Leabharlainn na Gàidhealtachd

Caithness Recordings: Fishing

B' e iasgair ann an Inbhir Theòrsa a bh' ann an Ailig MacThòmais. Sa phìos chlaistinneach seo tha e a' bruidhinn air iasgach le lìon 'seine'.<br /> <br /> 'When e seine net fishing came in, ye see, it was a easier, was easier way o fishing than line fishing, ye see? An there was a new method, an they was takin all kinds o fish up, ye know, haddocks an flats [flatfish] an skate an all at, ye see? An it was an easier way o catchan fish. There no need til go an get bait for lines an work, an haul lines an at. Once ye hauled your net in at e seine net, ye see, yer gear was aboard, ye see, an ye could come home or else ye could start, keep, keep fishin. But, ye see, wi the line fishing, if ye'd got twenty lines shot in e sea, ye hid til stop ere til ye got e last ch-, e last line in. But no, the seine net, ye see, e seine net is out, shottan an haulan all the time. Ye could come home anytime, especially wi bad weather; if ye seen e sky gettan black like at, ye'd just say, 'Ach, iss is e last drag an then we'll go home'. But wi the line, ye hid so many lines, ye'd have til stick it oot til see if ye got them, got them in wi ye.<br /> <br /> Interviewer: Can ye tell us how ye shot a net, wi e seine net?<br /> <br /> The first thing ye do, ye lay your net on, ye see, prepare your net for shotting, ye see? Now it's no, it's e ropes ye sho - there's aboot nine, say nine coil o ropes on each side o the boat, ye see? Now ye shot your ropes first, ye don't shot e net first. Shot wan side, run it oot like at, e first seven coil like at, ye see, an then when ye got two coil left or a coil an a half left, turn your boat at way, ye see, an shot the next coil an a half til ye come til e net. Now e net, ye jist shekel [shackle] e net on, an ye let e net run out, ye see, an then there's a bag, bag o the net - when ye come til e bag o e net ye fold e bag oot like at , clear o the corks at they'll no catch in e corks, an then ye run e ither wing oot, ye see? An then ye just run another coil an a half oot on at side o the net, an when ye get that oot ye come back then til yer dahn, see? An e whole thing is shot in a triangle, throw it oot in a triangle, an e net is right in e centre o the ropes, ye see? An ye take e two ends in like at, pull e two ends, an ye take it til e winch, an then ye come ahead on yer engine, an take e strain on yer ropes, an ye tow the net for aboot a ten minutes, lift e rope, tow, an then ye start heavan yer net up. There's four gears on yer winch, it's e same as a car, ye see, an start heavan in slow first, ye know, til ye see the ropes coman. E ropes, when yer, tell e when e ropes comes like at, comes closer an closer - an whenever ye get yer ropes tight together like at, put her up in fast gear, an heave her up. E fish at's in's in, an's oot's oot. E fish is all trapped then, ye see. Take it up like at an heave it up at way. Och it's a very simple way o workan. Ye've only got til see it once an ye hiv it.'<br /> <br /> 'S e an dòigh iasgaich a bu shìmplidh a bhith ag obair le driamlach no loidhne, a' cleachdadh lìn fhada le dubhain agus biathadh orra ach an glacadh iad trosg, langa, adag agus iasg geal eile, agus iasg caol mar turbaid agus lèabag. Bha dà sheòrsa iasgach le driamlach ann, lìn bheaga air an cleachdadh faisg air tìr airson an èisg bheag gheal agus lìn mhòra a ghlacadh èisg na bu mhotha ann an uisgeachan domhainn. Bha an driamlach glè thric uabhasach fada. 'S ann ann an aitheamhan a bhiodh iad a' tomhas faid, gu h-oifigeil 's e sia troighean a bh' ann an aitheamh, ach mar a b' abhaist dìreach aitheamh an duine a bha ga thomhas (an tomhas eadar a dhà làimh sgaoilte gach taobh). Bha iasgach nan driamlach ag iarraidh obair mòran dhaoine agus dh'fhaodadh gum biodh an teaghlach gu lèir an sàs san obair, le boireannaich is clann a' cruinneachadh a' bhiathaidh agus ag ullachadh nan uidheaman air an tràigh mus biodh na h-iasgairean a' dol gu muir. Bhiodh iad glè thric a' cleachadadh sgadan na bhiathadh ach ann an cuid de bhailtean beaga bhiodh iad a' buain mhaoraich a chuireadh iad air na dubhain. <br /> <br /> Sna 1920an chaidh iasgach le lìn 'seine' a thoirt a-steach ann an Linne Mhoireibh agus thàinig an doigh iasgaich sin a bhith na dòigh abhaisteach gus iasg geal agus leòbagan a ghlacadh air taobh an ear na h-Alba. Bha cabhlach mòr de bhàtaichean nan 'seine-net' ann an Inbhir Ùige, agus cabhlach na bu lugha ag obair a-mach à Inbhir Theòrsa. 'S e an dòigh obrach a bh' aca a bhith a' tilgeil agus a' tarraing lìon fhada a ghlacadh iasg fhathast san uisge na bhroinn. 'S e pìos den uidheam a bha gu math cudthromach an 'dhan' no 'dan-buoy', pòla a bhiodh a' fleodradh le aon cheann sìos a shealladh dhaibh far an robh aon cheann den lìon, air neo ann an iasgach le driamlach, a' sealltainn far an robh an ceann a b'fhaide air falbh den loidhne. <br /> <br /> Bhiodh iasgairean a' lorg far an robh iad aig muir le bhith a' coimhead air comharraidhean-tìre, leithid rubhannan no togalaichean mòra, eòlas a dh'fheumadh a bhith aca ach an lorgadh iad na h-àiteachan a b' fheàrr ann an grunnd na mara far an glacadh iad èisg. 'S e 'meezes' cuideachd a bhiodh aca air na comharraidhean seo. Bhiodh sgìrean den ghrunnd a b'fheàrr leis gach iasgair, agus mar bu trice chuireadh iad ainmean orra.