Fishing sinker

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Traditional fishing gear had two main parts – a baited hook to catch the fish, and a weight to sink the line into the sea. This is a specialised sinker that people used where there was a very strong tide, where big fish could be caught. The pointed shape and concave face allowed it to be pulled through the current, but sometimes stones were lost if the line broke. Harvest from the Sea gallery FIS 7479

Fishing sinker
Publisher EULAC
Type 3D Object
Format text/plain Alias/WaveFront Object
Country Scotland
Museum Shetland Museum and Archive