Monday 11 February 2013

If Poole was a fish pool and the men of Poole fish,
There'd be a pool for the Devil and fish for his dish.
(Fifteenth century doggerel)

Boathook Bald has been sent out into the big wide world to relate the stories, customs and traditions of the Poole Prawning Fleet. And there is a very good reason for that: with the fishing falling upon hard times, Master Miles, of the Prawning Vessel Prudence, has decided that there is more chance of earning a living by talking about fishing than there is by actually doing it.........

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