Scotland's Salmon Netsmen - mono

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A salmon netter at Scotland's last fishing station on the River Tweed at Paxton in the Scottish Borders. This fishery is known as a sweep netting station and his fished from the river bank. The once-thriving Scottish salmon netting industry fell into decline in the 1970s and 1980s when the numbers of fish caught reduced due to environmental and economic reasons. By 2007, only a handful of men still caught wild salmon and sea trout using traditional methods, mainly for export to the Continent.