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The Scottish Continental Herring Trade 1810-1914

Salmon fishing was a valuable trade and hence poaching was a significant issue.

The lack of extant Justice of the Peace records makes it impossible to quantify the exact level of poaching undertaken in Argyll. Estate papers suggest, however, that it remained a major problem in the mid nineteenth century. Reflecting this in 1849 MacIntyre, the Earl of Breadalbane’s factor, reported that Carmichael, a poacher, had made 'great depredations' amongst the salmon in Lochetive, and then when challenged chased the gamekeepers away. The factor stressed that it was necessary to make an example of him and other Oban poachers,^ which suggests this group may have been highly organised.1

Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD112
Title Papers of the Campbell Family, Earls of Breadalbane (Breadalbane Muniments)
Dates 1306-20th century
Access status Open

GD112/7. Fishings, 1610-1920 we do not have copies of these yet, but would welcome donations
Papers relating to salmon fishing in Loch Etive; Glenlyon; Loch Tay; Loch Dochart; the west coast; Loch Awe. Also some papers concerning the British Fisheries Society, 1781-95.

GD112/10. Tacks, 1551-1915 we do not have copies of these yet, but would welcome donations
Tacks of many lands in Argyll and Perthshire, including the Charterhouse lands beside Perth, the chancellory of Lismore, teinds of Appin of Dull, lands in forest of Mamlorne, Castle Kilchurn, Edinample shootings, salmon fishing of Loch Etive, cotton manufactory at Aberfeldy, building leases of village of Aberfeldy, Kerrera and Oban.

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