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Salmon netter, Kinnaber, Angus.
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Salmon netter, Kinnaber, Angus. 2000

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This striking photograph is full of movement and vitality – the stormy clouds, the salmon wrestling in the net and tide foaming at the shore. The central, anchoring figure is salmon netter Bob Ritchie. He is shown lifting a salmon through the pocket of a 'jumper' net at low tide on the sands at Kinnaber, Angus. It was taken as part of a ten-year long project by McPherson to document the decline of the Scottish salmon netting industry. Bob Ritchie became a central figure in the series. As a third generation netsman, Ritchie was the last of a generation to practise this craft. By 2007, only a handful of men still caught wild salmon and sea trout using traditional methods such as this.


  • Acc. No. PGP 291.4
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size Image size: 13.70 x 36.90 cm; overall: 30.50 x 40.40 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2002