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fishing [10 results]

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D-007 A02 anecdote
D-070 A01 lifestyle
N-052 A16 jobs:
I-039 B05
II-072b A01 Introduction: He has always been fishing and he is quite a famous fisherman. He won’t give his name because they still fish illegally.(0:30”) The size of the fishing rod depends on the width of the river. It has to be made of bamboo and it should be cast at the fish from behind. The biggest fish have been caught with worm and with “feather” (fly?).He has also fished with a net, with his hands and with a “tertula”. What is a tertula? It should be set at night and collected at night.He has also fished with big nets with three nettings. That is prohibited. The night must be very dark, with no moonshine, so that they are not seen.(10:40”) Never wear white, always black clothes.The size of the nets.They should be cast in a loose way. They had to gather the nets early the next morning before the sun came up. He has also fished by hand. The fish have become smaller and now few are caught, especially in Aldudes. Previously, the barriers of the mill were wooden and the fish got up easily, now they are made of cement. Moreover, the fish go to spawn in the streams and now they no longer exist.(20:00”) He has made all kinds of gadgets to do with fishing. Between the worms there are also big differences. The worms should be left for some days after collecting them, because if not they slip easier for the fish.Fish don’t hear but they can see very well. The traps that can be used in different water.Fishing holds many secrets. He made a living from fishing for a while. But now it is not possible to fish as often as before. There were less fishermen and if they went fishing for a day they wouldn’t come back for three or four days. Now, with so many fishermen, the fish are frightened and don’t come out so easily. (30:10”) The best time to fish is after the rainfall. It is necessary to have a lot of patience. In the old days they didn’t have the boots that exist now. He fished for many years in his bare feet. He was born beside the Bidasoa and he has always been a keen fisherman. His father fished with the big net. His son has learnt but he is not as good as himself. During some years he weighted the fish he caught. He has fished up to a thousand kilos in a season. Each year he has been catching less and less.The line was tied in with the net with big worms. A lot of eels were caught that way and they were sold at a good price. It is prohibited to sell eels as it is to fish with a line.What he likes best is fishing with a hook. It is necessary to be very precise when you cast the line.(44:55”) Goodbye.
II-134b A01 Introduction.(02:25") It is better for the water to be a bit murky so that the fish do not see the fisherman. The best time to fish is the springtime when the leaves are flowering.More than the moon, the wind has an influence. The best wind comes from the South. The importance of the Moon: whether it is a clear or a cloudy night has an influence, as the fish need to see in order to search for food.
II-134b A03 The length of the fishing hook depends on the width of the river. It should be made of bamboo and should be cast towards the back side of the fish. The biggest fish he has caught were with the worm and the feather (fly?).He has also fished with a net, with his hand and with a “tertula”. What is a “tertula”? It should be set at night and taken up at night.There are also fish for big nets, of three layers. That is prohibited. The night should be dark, without moonlight, so that they cannot be seen.White clothes must never be worn; only dark clothes. The size of the nets. They should be set in the river rather loose. They should be taken up early the next morning before sunrise. He has also fished by hand. The fish have become smaller and there are less of them, especially in Aldudes. Before, the barriers of the mills were made of wood and the fish could lie there easily. Now they are made of stone. Also the fish must go to the streams to spawn and now there are no streams.
II-134b A04 It is necessary to have patience in order to fish. He does not do it to sell them but because he likes it and just to take home. Before, there were more fish and bigger ones. In that place there are only trout. (25:00”) They would go walking to fish in the Irati. They would go part of the way by bicycle and the rest on foot.At that time there were no people and they always caught fish but, as there were no fridges they had to eat them all in a short time. Before, the rods were made from bamboo. They used thread, lead and worms. He has always used worms. He would gather them the day before. Then he would leave them without any earth.
II-134b A06 Between the worms there are also differences. It is necessary to leave the worms for a day or two after gathering them, because if not, the fish is more slippery.Fish do not hear but they see very well. The snares used for the different waters. Fishing has many secrets to it.There was a period when he made a living from this activity. But nowadays it is not possible to fish as much as before. Before, there were less fishermen and if they did go fishing one day they would not come back for another four or five days. Now that there are so many fishermen, the fish come out ten times less than they used to, because now they are easily frightened.
II-134b A07 The best places are the mountain rivers. Because the only thing found there is the livestock.(43:20") Goodbye.