School: Manulla (roll number 14544)

Location:
Manulla, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Seán Mac an Adhastair

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Catching Eels with Night Lines

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0095, Page 307

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Catching Eels with Night Lines

There is another way of catching eels and it is with night-lines. First a boy goes to the shop and he buys pike-line. When he came home he put seventeen or eighteen big bits of line on the night-line called droppers. A dropper is a bit of line going down to the bottom of the river from the pike-line. He made sure that when he was putting on the worm, he would not have any part of the worm slinging or to have him loosely on the hook. When he is putting his hooks into the

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Collector
Willie Masterson
Gender
male
Address
Manulla, Co. Mayo
Informant
Patrick Masterson
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Manulla, Co. Mayo
Language
English