Larry’s River Fishing
Edmond “Emmy” Doiron age 71, was a fisherman in the Larry’s River/Tor Bay area for over 40 years. He retired about 18 years ago and handed his boat and license to son Darrell who fishes out of Charlos Cove.
Emmy had several boats through the years and worked out of Larry’s River. He had a lobster licence and fished by long line starting around 1950 when he was 12 years old. He caught cod at 3 cents a pound by hand line. Long line fishing brought cod at 16-17 cents a pound and haddock at 18 cents in the 1970’s early 80’s.
He fished out of Canso and Charlos Cove using gill nets about 35- 40 years ago on a boat named, the Leland B., after his stepson. He followed marks off the land and used a compass to determine his position on the water and remember where the fish were frequently found. Fisherman also accessed land based LORAN – C stations in White Head and Ecum Secum by radio to determine their position.