Salmon fishing heritage celebrated

Horncliffe's salmon fishing heritage was celebrated on Sunday evening when around 40 villagers lit up the starry winter's night.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 17 January, 2019, 09:06
Horncliffe's salmon fishing heritage is celebrated by, back row, William Hamilton and Nick Allmark. Front row Louise Giddens (Chief Fisher) and Keith Giddens.

They carried torches and lanterns to escort the salmon around the village with songs and music.

Dave Goodwin, of the Fishers Arms pub, proposed a toast to the salmon. The procession was led by local artist William Hamilton with his hand-crafted salmon. Villagers also carried willow salmon to be ceremonially burnt on a fire at the village green overseen by Chief Fisher Louise Giddens.

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The evening was rounded off with a well-attended music session in the Fishers Arms.