Fishing in “Egil’s Saga”

Chapter 1

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[...] Grim [...] was gifted at working in wood and iron, and grew to be a great craftsman. In winter he would often set off on a fishing boat to lay nets for herring, taking many farmhands with him.

Chapter 10

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[...] Thorolf went home to his farm in the spring, sending men to Vogan [a small island off the northern coast of Norway] to fish cod and others to catch herring, and he stocked up with all manner of provisions. [...]

Chapter 58

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[...] Egil set sail for the fishing camp called Vitar which lies off Alden, well away from travel routs. There were fishermen there who were good sources for the latest news.

Source: Bernard Scudder, trans., "[Fishing in] Egil's Saga" in The Sagas of Icelanders: A Selection, preface by Jane Smiley, introduction by Robert Kellogg, (New York, London, Victoria (Australia), Toronto, Auckland: The Penguin Group, 2000), 3-184. Notes: Probably by Snorri Sturluson c. 1220-1240 about events 850-1000. Snorri was a descendant of Egil. Translations first published in "The Complete Sagas of Icelanders," volumes I-V (forty-nine tales), Leifur Eiriksson Publishing, Ltd., Iceland, 1997.

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