Story: Fishing industry

A full net

A full net

Taken around the 1920s this photograph shows a happy group with their net full of what appear to be mullet, taken from the sheltered waters of Houhora Harbour, Northland. For decades many fishermen were part-timers. Little capital outlay was required – a small boat and a net were sufficient to catch dinner for the table.

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Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - A cottage industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006