Fishing for Salmon in Rhyl 1920

The tradition of fishing for salmon at the entrance to the Foryd Harbour is an ancient one and I believe my cousin, Gerald Hughes, was one of the last people to hold a licence.

This film was made in 1920 and shows the process of setting a net and then rowing around in a small boat to ensnare the salmon. Click this link to see the film:

Rhyl Salmon Fishing


Here is my cousin Gerald Hughes, Rhyl lifeboat crew who fished the river and seas off Rhyl for Salmon, shrimps and course fish from the 1940s onwards…


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