Fred Coll and Sons' Fishery

As the Story is Told: Fishing, part 3

In the past years there were regulations regarding the size of the fish caught. When the fish were dipped from the pound net they were sorted before being brought to shore. Any undersized fish would be set free to continue their growth. It was possible to have perhaps a thousand pounds in the net but…

Frank Rose's Fishery

As the Story is Told: Fishing, part 2

The varieties of fish in Lake Erie have varied from time to time but there has always seemed to be one particular kind that the fishermen depended on for their money. They referred to it as their “pay fish”. Back in the earlier days the fishermen prospered on the great herring run. In the early…

Fishing boats Morpeth, Ontario

As the Story is Told: Fishing Part 1

…previous section… Fishing Fishing along Lake Erie, in Howard, was for many years a thriving industry with at least four different fisheries in operation. One was at Morpeth known to most as Barker’s Fishery; to the east was a fishery run by Frank Rose; to the west were Colls’ Fishery at Antrim and Bates’ at…