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Fishing In Lapland

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The water is veryelear at Hamerf est, in Lapland; you may see everything that goes on among the fisli. Á few feet down you may see the young cod snapping at your hook, if yon haveone; a littlelower down thecoalflsh, andthe litige plaice and the halibut on the white sandatthebottom; in other places the Btarflsh, as large as a píate, and purple and green shellish of all The plaice is taken in the following manner: In ealm weather the fisherman takes a strong, line cord, to which he lias i'astened a heavy spearhead, like a whale harpoon. Tlüs he holds ready over the bow of theboat, while another person paddies it forward slowlv. Wlien the (ish is seen at tho bottorn the boat is stopped and the harpoon is suddenly dropped apon liim, and thna the lish ia cauglit. In tvvo hours tlie nsnermen wnl get a boatload. The halibut are caught with hooks. They sometimës weigh flve hundred pounds, and if drawn up careleessly will ov'erturn the boat. In many of the mountainous dlptricts the rivera swarm with trout, the habit ol'which is to conceal themselvea beneath tlie bowlder rocks in the bod of the streara, venturing out to fééd only at night. ][en, each witli a heavy hammer will enter these waters, and strike one or two blows on tïie stones when the fish run from their lurking place partlv stunned and are easily caught.


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