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Page 71 - Smelt Fishing on the North River Ice

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1985/8/1 (223 reads)

out now would be in the same boat as I was. There could be all kinds of smelts there, and somebody come along and try to get them, he couldn't get them. Just picked it up from watching the old fellows. They just knew about the tides and xmderstood the fish. (What do you mean, "understood the fish"?) Well, they come with the tides, they come in and out with the tide. If you make the least bit of noise, you won't get any. They're the spookiest fish of any fish. You make one big noise on the ice, and they're gone, you won't see them any more, maybe for a couple hours. You can't make a move. Just wait till they go in the trap, and then you haul it up and take them out. (So that's why we walk ashore af? ter you set the trap.) Yeah. Well, there's fellows are out that don't know this! Laughter. (You mean me. I guess I'd be 2 or 3 years paying for my trap, too!) Jackie: They won't go in the net if you've got a light out there. Raymond: They'll stay around the light. Donnie: A few poor years, and then we started catching them. We often caught, now, some days, a couple of thousand pounds of smelts. In a day. That would be only an exception. We get $1000 a ton for smelts now. We can sell all the smelts.we' can catch right now. About 50o a pound right now--that's from the fish buyers. Ra3miond; Goldman in Glace Bay claims that these are the best smelts that he's ever handled. He handles all kinds of fish. And the North River smelts, he says, they're the best of all, by far, he says. Donnie: I don't know if we're at it for the money or not. Are we? CONTINUED Moraffs Yarns n'Crafts Wools, Synthetics & Blends by • Mary Maxim • Paton?? • Bernat • Emu • Lopi • Jaeger • White Buffalo • Nomotta 100% Wool from New Brunswick IPrince Edward Island - Cape Breton Threads for Embroidery. Crocheting, Weaving, Tatting & Quilting Tapestries-Crewel -.Oecoupage -Macrame Large Inventory of Craft Supplies and Patterns Open daily 9:30 a.m. • S:30 p.m. Fridays until 9:00 p.m. Mail Orders Filled "A World of Yarn at Your Fingertips" Now with 2 Locations to Serve You: C. B. Shopping Plaza, Sydney River (539-5949) 752 Victoria Rd., Sydney (564-8339) Ramsay's 1' Honda Shop Motorcycles, Parts & Accessories 480 Grand Lake Road 539-7644 Sydney 539-1730 ItiEREASONYOURlIE, Management expertise. You have it with... CASE The challenge of running a small business; you have to be an expert at everything... f rocn payroll to profits, inventory to exports, cash flow to promotion. Fact is, you can't be an in? stant expert in everything, and that's where CASE can help. CASE is a service offereij only by FBDB. It stands for Counselling Assistance to Small Enterprises and it can be the secret of your success. CASE provides hands-on counselling by successful, retired people who are knowl? edgeable in your type of business. A CASE counsellor can help .you improve your business operation, quickly. To find out how CASE can help your business, get in touch with your local Federal Business Development Bank Branch office at: 564-7710. BACKING INDEPENDENT BUSINESS Development Bank de developpement La Banque offre ses services dans les deux langues offIcielles. . (Canada Stores To Serve You CAPE BRETON SHOPPING PLAZA SYDNEY RIVER HP' Featuring'W?? Omi • TIM OErMTiNCNTtTOIItS 10 p.m. The Crossroads of Cape Breton x. "*2L21?'** JP Sobeys & Shopper's Drug Mart Highways 4 and 5 1(71)
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