Image Courtesy of John Shepherd
Pilchard Fishing in Plymouth Sound c1900. Life in Cawsand today is largely governed by two seasons, the tourist season and the season spent recovering from it and preparing for the next. Nineteenth century Cawsand was governed by a set pattern of seasons related to the fishing. This affected not only the fishermen, all manner of townsfolk would be eagerly pressed into service with the onset of the mackerel or pilchard season. The earlier part of the year was the crabbing season. Fishermen would repair to the woods to cut hazel and withies to make or mend their pots then set out in their small boats to their chosen grounds to drop the pots.
| <<Prev | Return | Next >> |