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Glossary of United Kingdom Fishing Gear Terms by Bridger, Foster, Margetts and Strange

Glossary of United Kingdom Fishing Gear Terms by Bridger, Foster, Margetts and Strange

Fishing News Books Ltd. (1981) ISBN 9780852381199

This is a wholly esoteric work of limited appeal, unless you are engrossed in the fishing industry or, alternatively, fascinated by the living English language. Over 1,500 terms used for bits of fishing gear which are immersed in water are defined: and, what’s more, we are also told what different names they’re called in Hull, Fleetwood, Grimsby, Devon, Cornwall, S.E. England and various parts of Scotland. Bellies, bosoms and bottoms, boomerangs and Dan Lenos, gables, gatlings and goosefoots, roofs, shoes, wings and winkies, will never be the same. From ammel to yook, these odd terms are listed and explained.