Fishing exhibition reeling in visitors

The exhibition on the Tweed and the Berwick Salmon Industry at the Watchtower Gallery in Tweedmouth has already attracted around 1,000 visitors who have come to look at the hundreds of photographs and items on display.

Thursday, 6th April 2017, 07:51 am
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 21:12 pm
Kate Stephenson and Michael Richardson

The exhibition covers not only salmon fishing, but the shipyard, Tweedmouth Salmon Queen and Festival, Tweed Dock and other river users over the last century.

As a result of the volume of material on display, many people have talked of coming back for a second visit. To make this an even more attractive proposition, the gallery has assembled several hundred additional photographs and has hung them in the ground floor area.

Additionally, at 2pm each Saturday, Short Talks are being given by knowledgeable local experts.

This Saturday the speakers are Jim Gibson, who is filming a documentary on the Tweed salmon fishing, and George (Keyhole) Purvis, who runs the Paxton House net fishing.

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On Friday, April 21, as a finale to the exhibition, a demonstration of traditional net and coble fishing will be conducted from 3pm to 6pm at Gardo just beside the Old Bridge by Michael Hindhugh and his net fishing team.

This will be followed by wine and snacks at the Watchtower Gallery at 6.30pm.

Anyone interested is invited to attend.