Scotland's Salmon Netsmen - mono

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Walter Davidson, the last full-time salmon netter on the Solway firth in south-west Scotland, fishing one of his stake net at Creetown after checking the pocket for wild Atlantic salmon. Mr Davidson is a fourth generation salmon netter and last in his family line. 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.