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Fishing in the 60's
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Bruce Buchanan from Sauchie, Alloa. Posted 16 Oct 2006.
After watching the film clip of the Aberdeen fishermen it reminded me of my first job on leaving school at the age of 15. I started fishing with my father and uncle on a 40 foot fifie similar to the boat on the film. Our home port was Port Seton near Edinburgh but at the time I started we were fishing the Firth of Clyde. We mostly trawled for prawns and white fish off the East coast of Arran. Each night sailing into Ayr harbour to sell the catch in the fish market. There was a number of boats from Port Seton working the Clyde and at the weekend all the boats were moored in Troon harbour while the crews traveled home by bus. We also fished the Firth of Forth and on the East coast at Dunbar, Eyemouth and down as far as North Shields. The name of the boat was Myrtle LH24. I now keep my fishing memories alive with my hobby of building model fishing boats and sailing in the Scottish fisheries museum boat Reaper.
   



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