24th August journal entry- Salmon leister
"Salmon trout are very numerous and mostly caught by spearing them when they are in the stone, corall like, traps. The spears have a central metal spike and two lateral pieces of pliable caribou horn with nails as barbs. The fish slides up inside the horn side pieces, which open slightly to let it go up." (Dalgety, 24 August 1934)
A salmon leister, like the one described and sketched here by Dalgety, can be seen by clicking on the next icon below.
Source: C.T. Dalgety