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Salmon Fishermen of Fogo District 1865 Part of Report given by James FITZGERALD, ESQ, JP, on Salmon Rivers, and other places where the Salmon Fishery is carried on with Salmon nets, in the Fogo Division of the District of Twillingate and Fogo, dated Nov 24, 1865 (1866 Journal of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland 1st session of the 9th General Assembly)
|Name of Salmon Rivers and Fisheries||By Whom fished or occupied||Titles by which the occupants hold and claim them||Period of such possession or occupancy||Average annual produce of each River or Fishery||General Observations|
|Windmill Brook||George GUDGER||Occupancy||Several years||3 tierces||There is a large pond inside this brook, about fifty yards from the salt water, in which salmon is frequently hauled.|
|Dead Man Bay Brook||Richard CHALK, George SMITH||Occupancy||Several years||17 tierces||There is also a pond inside this brook, about 150 yards from the saltwater, in which Salmon is caught in nets.|
|Straight Shore, or Anchor Brook||John DAY Jr||Occupancy||Several years||6 tierces||There is a large pond about half a mile inside this brook.|
|Ragged Harbor Brook||John HEAD (?)||Occupancy||Several years||6 tierces||A small brook.|
|White Point||Auplias (?) DAY||Occupancy||Several years||3 tierces||An outside or salt water fishery.|
|Apsey Cove||Robert SHELLY||Occupancy||Several years||10 tierces||An outside or salt water fishery.|
|Rocky Bay||John DAY and Sons||Occupancy||36 years||8 tierces||An outside or salt water fishery.|
|Dog Bay Brook||George HODDER and others||Occupancy||60 years or more||6 tierces||The present possessor was born on the premises, a fine brook - Salmon very scarce there of late years.|
|Bloody Arm||John WHEATON||Occupancy||Several years||3 tierces||An outside or salt water fishery.|
|Beaver Cove||Joseph & Samuel BRENTON||Occupancy||Several years||6 tierces||An outside or salt water fishery.|
|Gander Bay Brook||Wm HODDER & Sons, Joseph HOFF (?), Elias BLAKE, and Jno BUSSEY||Occupancy||80 years or more||20 tierces||This is one of the finest Salmon rivers in the Northern Districts, it is only surpassed by Exploits River. The HODDER family had possession of this River fully 80 years ago.|
|Clark's Point||William GILLINGHAM & Sons||Occupancy||50 years or more||6 tierces||Outside fishery.|
The following were entries under the heading "Outside or Salt Water Fishery"
|Cape Fogo||Robert WELLON, John SANDY, William EATON, Henry CLUETT||Occupancy||Several years||20 tierces||These places are free and open to all persons having nets. There are several other persons who catch Salmon in cod nets and this class of nets are not so numerous in every creek and cove in our District, that they are, or will be in the course of time, the ruination of the hook-and-line fishery and Salmon fishery also, for there is no doubt but they catch the largest Salmon that comes on the coast and a good many of them too. An old Salmon catcher informed me a short time ago, that he was sure that all the large breeding Salmon would soon be gone, as they were caught by the large mesh cod net and salmon nets. He said there ought to be a law that the mesh of any Salmon net should not be larger than 4 1/2 inches.|
|Wild Cove, near Seldom-come-by||William HARNET, William MORGAN||Occupancy||Several years||20 tierces|
|Seldom-come-by||John HODNOT (?) Sr||Occupancy||Several years||5 tierces|
|Hare Bay||William and George COLE||Occupancy||Several years||5 tierces|
|Fogo||Henry MILLER, John and William PARKS (?), John LUDLOW||Occupancy||Several years||10 tierces|
|Bard Island and Shoal Bay||James ROLLS||Occupancy||Several years||2 tierces|
|Oliver's Cove, Tilton Harbor||Widow C???EEN||Occupancy||Several years||5 tierces|
|Change Islands||SCAMMEL & PARSONS||Occupancy||Several years||5 tierces|
|Change Islands||John JEANS, Sr||Occupancy||Several years||5 tierces|
|Change Islands||George and Henry PORTER||Occupancy||Several years||5 tierces|
|Change Islands||John JEANS, Jr||Occupancy||Several years||3 tierces|
Contributed and Transcribed by Linda Elkins-Schmitt (October 2004)Page Last Modified: Wednesday March 06, 2013
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