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Thread #83142   Message #1526143
Posted By: Abby Sale
23-Jul-05 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: happy? - July 23 (Squid)
Subject: happy? - July 23
Large schools of squid move in at the Newfoundland coast during August, September, and October, and fishermen pull them in with line and jigger. The Holyrood, Newfoundland Squid Fest, (erstwhile, the Squid Jigging Festival) is now held the last week of July, 7/23-7/31 in 2005. Info at Holyrood events

        Oh, this is the place where the fishermen gather
        With oil-skins and boots and Cape Anns battened down
        All sizes of figures with squid lines and jiggers
        They congregate here on the squid-jiggin' ground.

                "The Squid-Jiggin' Ground" was written by Dr. Arthur R. Scammell in his home
                town of Change Islands (in Notre Dame Bay on the Island of Newfoundland) at
                age fifteen. He died 8/28/1995 at age 82. You wouldn't be far wrong to call
                it the 'Newfie National Anthem.'

F.Y.I., Newf. fishing regulation #11: "It is illegal to jig fish in inland waters. Accidentally foulhooked fish must be released."

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