brogging nets

1) The verb ‘to brog’ has a number of meanings and the OED has a late reference to ‘fishing for eels, called brogging’.

The connection with fishing is explicit earlier in a Colne Valley court roll: 1661-3 Item, we lay in payne that no person or persons shall fish with rod, net or broginnets, Golcar.

places Golcar
dates 1661-1663

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