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Nets were staked at low tide

 

You can still see the net posts at low tide if you look from the harbour wall out to sea

 

This machine was used to make the "snoods" at the end of the net

 

The net posts were driven in using a "maul" cut from the branch and root of a tree.

 

 

 

Traps made from willow were laid across the River Parrett and used to catch salmon 
 

 

To get across the treacherous mud a" mud horse" was used 
 
 

 

Some fishermen used to row slowly up the River Parrett and net salmon as they came up to breathe in the muddy water