How did medieval fishermen use a long line? What did they use as bait? How many hooks were there? When was it put out? When was it pulled in? I want as many details as possible.

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    You might want to narrow down the time range (the medieval period is about a thousand years) and where in the world (fishing techniques could be different in Europe compared to Asia and/or the Americas) you are interested in. Also show any research you've already done.
    – Steve Bird
    Dec 12 '18 at 15:38
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    As far as I'm aware, although there have been some suggestions of long-line fishing based on Viking-age finds from Orkney and York, no conclusive evidence has yet been found for long-line fishing in Medieval Europe. Dec 12 '18 at 15:44
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    Not an answer, but you might be interested in the paper "Medieval Fishing" by Richard Hoffmann, published in 2000, which gives an overview of what we know about Medieval fishing. Dec 13 '18 at 3:28

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