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THE USE OF THE ELECTEIC LIGHT IN FISHING.

Issue 17 and Volume 1888 4.

THE USE OF THE ELECTEIC LIGHT IN FISHING. Many attempts, says Engineering, have recently been made to employ the electric light as a means of attracting fish to a particular place so as to facilitate their capture. The arrangement generally adopted has been to plunge an incandescent lamp in the water, connection being made by leads with some source of electricity on board the fishing craft. When, however, this arrangement is adopted in deep-sea fishing, it is found that the mains to the lamp are very liable to foul the fishing appliances or the cable of the vessel. In short, it has been found impossible to maintain a permanent communication with a lamp plunged to a considerable depth below the surface of the water. Paul Regnard has got over this difficulty by adopting a lamp worked by a primary battery, the whole of which can be tossed overboard and reclaimed…

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