haafing

haafing
1) deep-sea fishing (Scottish dialect)
2) a mode of fishing involving standing in a stream, either at the flowing or ebbing of the tide, with a pock net (q.v.) fixed to a frame, consisting of a beam, 12-14 feet long, having three small sticks or rungs fixed into it. Whenever a fish strikes against the net, the fishermen instantly haul up the mouth of the net above water by means of the middle rung. Also called hauling

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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