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- DescriptionNo-one kws when the first fishing boat set out to sea, although river fishing by boat was quite likely the earlier. Mosaics from the Mediterranean show vessels encircling shoals dating from the first century although Egyptian tomb reliefs dated to 6000BC show nets being set. In Britain, we also kw that Mesolithic man was moving about by boat, again in about 6000BC. These people, primarily wanderers, were also hunter gatherers. Jesus, we are told, sailed aboard fishing boats on the Sea of Galilee around the early years of the first century AD whilst Caesar ted that wooden boats were in use in Britain sometime after the Roman invasion. However, in these pages, it is really only the last two centuries that concern us. Although the roots of some of the vessels may go back many generations, in the main those in these pages are still in existence in some form or other, even if t for their original intended use.
- Author BiographyMike Smylie lives in Bristol, and won Radio 4 Food campaigner of the Year in 2004. He has written the best-selling Herring: A History of the Silver Darlings for Tempus Publishing.
- Author(s)Mike Smylie
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/09/2008
- SubjectFishing, Field Sports & Outdoor Activities
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintTempus Publishing Ltd
- Content Note40 illustrations
- Weight260 g
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine10 mm
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