"…an immense shoal of herrings…"

In December 1837,
an immense shoal of herrings,
of a large size,
set into the lochs on the western coast of Harris.

One shoal entered a creek in the Sound of Harris,
the mouth of which dries at half-tide,
while the depth within the bar is seven fathoms;
and about 200 crans were caught in this pool alone.
(Edinburgh Weekly Chronicle, 16th December 1837.)  

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