Tour Scotland Video Creel Fishing Boat Firth Of Forth



Tour Scotland video of a Creel Boat in the Firth of Forth off the coast of the most northerly part of the Firth of Forth near Cellardyke on ancestry visit to the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. The Firth of Forth is the estuary of several Scottish rivers including the River Forth. It meets the North Sea with Fife on the north coast and Lothian on the south. It was known as Bodotria in Roman times. Creel fishing takes place around the Scottish coast. Creeling, and the many shore based services that rely on it, are often the main source of employment in small coastal towns and villages. The boats that make up the inshore creel fishery are small, usually under 30 feet long- which means that engine size and weather dictate how far from shore, and how often they can fish. One or two people normally crew a creel boat, one of whom is usually the owner. This is the area in which I was raised in Scotland. Herring fishing was a feature of the area until the mid 20th century when, after a record catch in 1936, the shoals mysteriously declined until the industry effectively disappeared by 1947.

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